Monday, February 12, 2007

Kid's Heart Stops Beating for 4 Days Then Starts Again

From the AP::

NEW YORK (AP) -- Daniel Walker was on his final lap jogging in his high school gym class when he collapsed, his flawed heart giving out on him.

More than four days later, his heart at a standstill, kept alive by a bypass machine, it began beating again. The 17-year-old's parents called it divine intervention. His physicians were no less amazed.

"I've been a surgeon for 10 years, and this is probably one of the most incredible things I've ever seen," said Dr. Abeel Mangi, one of Walker's cardiac surgeons at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia.

A miracle for sure. But whenever a person miraculously or uncannily recovers from a near fatal illness or injury, I can't help but wonder, Why that person? Why was he or she saved from an otherwise deadly medical condition when so many others don't make it? I dealt with related questions abou divine intervention in this post on intercessory prayer from April 2006.


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