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"When she was brought down here they didn't know who she was," said Brian Rublein, a spokesman for Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, where the girl was taken by helicopter.
"At last report she was in critical condition," Rublein said.
Monday, December 26, 2011
An Arizona State University student missing for 10 days survived on a Snickers candy bar, a bag of M&M's candies and melted snow for drinking water, authorities said Wednesday after the 23-year-old was found in a desolate area of east Arizona.
Lauren Elizabeth Weinberg, a senior at ASU, was found in southeastern Coconino County just before noon, Coconino County sheriff's spokesman Gerry Blair said. Two U.S. Forest Service employees on snowmobiles found her Wednesday about 45 miles southeast of Winslow while they were checking gates on forest roads.
"I am so thankful to be alive and warm," Weinberg said in a news release from Flagstaff Medical Center. "Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers, because they worked. There were times I was afraid but mostly I had faith I would be found."
Weinberg, who was released from Flagstaff Medical Center early Thursday, was last seen leaving her mother's home in south Phoenix on Dec. 11 and told authorities she became stuck in the snow a day later, Blair said.
"She told us she left on a paved road out of Winslow that turns into a dirt road, which makes sense cause that would be that Forest Road 34," says Blair.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
An accidental pocket dial from a cell phone may have saved a 20-year-old Town of Lima woman from greater harm.
According to a criminal complaint, 21-year-old Floyd Rashid, of Sheboygan, is accused of pinning his girlfriend to the ground and threatening her life Monday night.
The complaint says while the attack was happening, Rashid's cell phone pocket-dialed his girlfriend's father, who heard his daughter screaming and heard Rashid ask her if she wanted to die.
The Sheboygan Press reports the father sped to the couple's house and found Rashid still pinning the woman. He then grabbed Rashid and threw him against a wall and Rashid ran away.
Rashid was charged Wednesday with felony counts of false imprisonment and strangulation and suffocation as well as misdemeanor disorderly conduct."When I saw my dad I was shaking, and I hugged him. And I was like thank you," said Mauer-Pfister
Sunday, March 27, 2011
When a prisoner went missing (his body was later found stuffed into a latrine), the Nazi guards selected ten prisoners to death as a reprisal - they would be sent to a strarvation hut where they would slowly die.
One of the men selected exclaimed in grief at the prospects for his family if he were to be killed, and Fr. Kolbe volunteered to receive the man's punishment in his place.
He and four other prisoners took too long to die, and the guards needed the cell for other purposes, so a Polish trustee injected them with lethal doses of carbolic acid. The man Fr. Kolbe saved survived, and lived to the age of 95. Kolbe was beatified a Saint by Pope John Paul II.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
More than 20,000 people are dead or missing in the devastation from a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami on March 11 but Sumi Abe and her grandson Jin Abe managed to survive the bitter cold in the wreckage of their home for over a week.
The two, who were in the kitchen when the quake struck, survived on yogourt, Coca-Cola and water from the refrigerator, media are reporting.
Miyagi prefecture was the hardest hit of the Japanese prefectures with a confirmed death toll of 4,882.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
"All I had left was prayer," Mrs Evans told Australia in January when she went public with her story.
Ms Barnett said the Evans' family home in Windale was always flooded with friends there to support her.
"I was just thinking about her then, I don't think anyone dying of cancer would have had so many people in their house every day," she said.
The Evans family moved to Lightning Ridge and travelled around the state to maintain their anonymity while the Vatican considered Mrs Evans' case as a miracle.
Another Australian woman will also be watching the canonisation ceremony with more interest than most.
She is the second woman who was near death when she suddenly recovered from terminal leukaemia, a recovery the Vatican also attributed to Mary MacKillop.
It has been 49 years since the woman prayed for Mary MacKillop's intercession and returned to good health but she has never let her identity be known.
Hers was the first miracle that allowed MacKillop to be beatified in 1995 but the Vatican needed the second miracle which Mrs Evans received, to make her a saint.
"Certainly [she is alive], she has subsequently had a family. She has always been very cautious of her privacy," said Father Brian Lucas, who is general-secretary of the Australian Bishop's Conference.
"There is not much you can say. It was a woman who was terminally ill with leukaemia, very close to death and there was a very sudden cure."
A mother of six, the woman gave birth to a boy in the early 1960s soon after her recovery.
Mary MacKillop's Sisters of Saint Joseph have detailed the arduous process of proving the MacKillop miracles.
Two specialist doctors first examine the nominated person's case to determine if the recovery "can be explained by scientific means". In Mrs Evans case and that of the leukaemia sufferer, there was no medical intervention or treatment. The Vatican requires X-rays, tests and a patient's medical history.
It is then determined if the "cure is outside the normal medical process" and "if there is evidence that surgery or medicine did not bring about the cure".
The cure must also be "complete and permanent".
Miracles must then undergo a theological study to determine the role of prayer.
The Pope will only receive the cases after they have been pored over by cardinals.
There are a host of unofficial miracles the Sisters of Saint Joseph call "favours".
They include Sophie Delezio's remarkable recovery from two horrendous car accidents and Irish man David Keohane who woke from a coma after being bashed in Sydney
Sunday, September 19, 2010
NBC -- A remarkable story of survival about a toddler who came back to life, after his heart stopped for nearly an hour.
It was supposed to be a fun Fourth of Julyvacation for the Otteson family, way up in the Colorado mountains. But when their two-year-old son Gore wandered away, everything changed.
"Absolute panic. I was crying so hard I couldn't even run anymore," said Amy Otteson, Gore's mother.
Just a few hundred yards from the family cabin was an irrigation ditch. They little Gore inside. He had been underwater almost half an hour.
His grandfather, a retired orthopedic surgeon, frantically started CPR. Ten more minutes past and still nothing. Gore's grandfather said he was pale, like somebody that was already dead.
After nearly an hour, doctors finally got Gore's heart going again, but that was it.
That water was unrelenting. But there is one element that the Colorado
"They pumped ice cold fluids into him, they put him on a cooling blanket," Amy said.
For two days, the family sat huddled by his chilly bedside, themselves frozen in fear. Then doctors slowly started to raise his body's
"All I ever really ever hoped for was to be able to hold him again, and here, he's waking up," said Dave Otteson, Gore's father.
He was rushed in for an MRI and the results shocked everyone.
"It came back no abnormalities not one single thing in his brain MRI that was wrong," Amy said.
Doctors aren't sure if the cold therapy is what saved him or not. No matter. For Gore it was the end of a big adventure; for his family, it was faith renewed.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
But in the basement, Aldrey’s cousin, 18-month-old Augustine Pope, was discovered more than two hours after the fire began, alive and unhurt. The youngster was treading water to keep himself afloat in the flooded basement when a fire chief happened to look in the window.
“And I just saw these two eyes staring back at me,” Battalion Chief John Gribbin said.
Gribbin ordered an immediate rescue, and within moments the boy was brought out to cheers from bystanders on the street.
“It was a pretty sad night when we realized we lost the boy on the second floor,” Gribbin said. “I know everybody took that really hard.”
“This is a good thing,” he said of the 18-month-old’s rescue. “I still didn’t believe that it happened.”
“In essence, it’s a miracle on Vine Street because more lives weren’t lost,” Mayor Tony Mack said.
Aldrey’s mother, Evie Anderson, suffered a compound fracture to her leg when she jumped from the window. Two young children who escaped the home with another adult were treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by police and the county prosecutor’s office. Gribbin, the city’s fire marshal, is also investigating.
“At this point, we don’t have anything that looks suspicious,” he said of the fire.
Evie and Aldrey Anderson were asleep on the second floor of the house while young Augustine and his mother, Monkanjay Sengblah, along with family friend Mamie Deah and her 5-year-old daughter, Ferdisha, and Sengblah’s 7-year-old goddaughter, Bithia Jeanpierre, were in the finished basement.
Around midnight, Sengblah left the house to drive her boyfriend to work. While she was away, a fire broke out on the first floor, police said.
The blaze spread upstairs, and the house was soon engulfed in flames.
“So when I opened the door from my house, I saw flames rushing from the kitchen,” said a woman whose house has a rear entrance just feet from Anderson’s back door.
“But the fire was blasting out,” she said.
Neighbors raced into the house and woke everyone in the basement while Anderson escaped through the second-floor window.
At 12:18 a.m., firefighters were alerted. Engine 1 arrived four minutes later to find the first and second floors fully involved in flames, fire officials said.
Sengblah returned and pulled up to the house, saw it on fire, and desperately alerted firefighters about the children remaining inside the house.
“I kept saying, go upstairs, my nephew is upstairs,” she said. “Go downstairs, my son is downstairs.”
Firefighters tried to gain entry, but the flames were too intense.
“It was a really hot, fast-moving fire,” acting Fire Director Leonard Carmichael Jr. said.
Crews struck a second alarm at 12:31 a.m. and a third alarm at 1:16. The fire was not brought under control until 2:52 a.m., Carmichael said.
Neighbors all along the narrow one-way street heard the commotion and went outside their homes to see what was happening.
“I woke up and saw a lot of smoke and heard a lot of screaming and saw a lot of cops,” said a neighbor, who asked that her name not be used.
“It was out of control,” she said.
Flames spread next door, gutting the second half of the duplex and threatening to jump across a narrow alley to more homes. Firefighters had the blaze mostly contained when Gribbin, who had been called in from home two days after returning from a long medical leave, walked to the side of the house.
“For some reason, I went over and I wanted to look in that basement window,” Gribbin said.
Pipes had burst during the fire, and the water, combined with hours of flow from hoses, had left about 3½ feet of water flooding the basement, Gribbin said. It was there that he saw little Augustine, struggling to stay afloat with his head nearly submerged.
“I started talking to him,” Gribbin said.
The boy waved. Gribbin called to firefighter John Barone.
“John come over here. I got a kid here,” Gribbin remembered saying. “Get inside man, he’s drowning! You got to get him out, you gotta get him out!”
Augustine’s head slipped below the waterline twice as Barone rushed into the home. He got into the basement and grabbed Augustine.
“The little boy put his arms around John and hugged him,” Gribbin said.
Despite Augustine’s salvation, there is still grief for Aldrey.
“Evie was just crying when she saw me,” said Anderson’s neighbor. “Because every morning she opened the door for him to come to my house.”
Both the neighbor and her mother said Aldrey was a mature, intelligent, special boy.
“He’s so grown up,” the mother said. “He had that ambition that he would be someone someday.”
“He was like a grownup,” the neighbor said. “He was so sweet.”
The neighbors knew Aldrey so well because of the close nature of the city’s Liberian community.
“They come over. We eat with them. They eat from us. We are family, together,” the neighbor said.
Anderson and Sengblah’s father came from Liberia and raised them in the Vine Street house. Last night, dozens of members of the Liberian community gathered at Father Rocco Park in Trenton’s North Ward for an emergency meeting of the Liberian Community Association of Central New Jersey & the Metropolitan Areas.
“Actually, there’s no Liberian vernacular that calls someone a cousin,” said Andrew Gursay, a member of the group. “It’s, ‘my mother’s sister’s child.’”
Instead of that cumbersome term, even distant relatives refer to each other as immediate family members.
“So it’s my mother, my brother, my sister, my child,” he said.
The Liberians filled the bleachers at the soccer field, as group president Tarlow Miller spoke about paying for a funeral for Aldrey and a new home for his mother. A goal of $5,000 was set.
As others were speaking, Sengblah arrived, quietly filing into the bleacher row with Augustine in her arms. She sat among friends and her sister Saycon, her voice raw after a grueling night and day. One of the friends broke in to introduce Sengblah and Augustine.
“This is the miracle baby!” she said. Attendees gasped and applauded. Another woman stood up.
“I don’t have much to say, but I want to start with $50,” she said, offering a donation.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Thirty-three miners trapped underground for more than two weeks after a cave-in said they are all alive in a message tied to a drill, Chilean authorities said on Sunday.
President Sebastian Pinera said the piece of paper was tied to a drill that rescuers used to bore through to the area where the miners are located. But he said it will take months to get the trapped miners out.
"The 33 of us in the shelter are well," read the message held up by Pinera on television.
"It will take months (to get them out). It will take time, but it doesn't matter how long it takes, but to have a happy ending," the president said.
Relatives hugged and kissed as news of the message reverberated outside the entrance to the mine, where they have been camped out since the mine caved in on August 5.
Rescuers plan to send narrow plastic tubes down the narrow borehole with food, hydration gels and communications equipment. Deep in the mine, there are deposits of water and ventilation shafts that could help the miners survive.
Relatives of those trapped said rescue workers had found a message painted on a small drill used to perforate around 700 meters down into the mine confirming they were alive in the small gold and copper mine near the northern city of Copiapo.
Rescue workers said a small-bore drill had reached nearly 700 meters underground and had perforated a tunnel near to where the miners are believed to have sought refuge.
Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said rescue workers would lower a camera and microphones in a bid to locate and contact the miners
The crash landing of a Boeing 737 in the Caribbean is being called a "miracle" by the region's governor. The jetliner broke into three parts on the runway, but remarkably all but one person survived the crash of an aircraft known for its improved design and relatively clean safety record.
The Boeing 737-700, carrying 127 passengers, crashed while landing at Colombia's San Andres island during a thunderstorm, killing one person on board. Local police say the lone fatality was a 73-year-old woman who reportedly died of a heart attack moments after the crash.
The Colombian Air Force was investigating reports Aires flight 8250 from Bogota to San Andres was struck by lightning before crashing at the San Andres airport. Of the 121 passengers and 6 crew members on board, 66 were injured and 34 were hospitalized. The Colombian Civil Aviation Authority reports 5 Americans were among the passengers. The National Transportation Safety Board says it will send investigators to Colombia to assist with the investigation.
"It was a miracle and we have to give thanks to God," that only one person died, said Gov. Pedro Gallardo.
Officials said 119 people were treated or checked at local clinics and five of them were seriously injured.
"It was going down pretty fast when it hit the ground," said William Voss of the Flight Safety Foundation in an interview with ABC News. "it's very hard to break an aircraft into pieces like that."
Survivors of the crash in Colombia said everything seemed normal as the pilot announced they were landing. But suddenly, the aircraft hit short of the runway and slid on its belly as the fuselage broke apart. One Colombian official credited the pilot with keeping the plane from crashing into the airport terminal.
The state government said in an e-mail that passengers aboard the plane that left Bogota about midnight included eight U.S. citizens and four Brazilians. Later, airline representative Erika Zarate said only five U.S. citizens were aboard, as well as two Germans, two Costa Ricans and two French citizens. They were not identified.
Passenger Ricardo Ramirez, a vacationing civil engineer, told Caracol Radio that all had seemed normal, even though the plane was flying through a storm, with flashes of lightning, as it neared the airport.
"The plane was going perfectly, we practically going to land, everything was under control," he said. The accident "appeared out of nowhere."
The plane slid forward on its belly as the fuselage fractured and bits of landing gear and at least one engine were ripped off.
"When we fell, we wound up on the pavement still in the seats, said Ramirez, who struggled to free himself and his wife from their safety belts.
"We tried to get out of the plane because the plane was starting to shoot flames," he said. "In a few minutes, a police patrol arrived and helped us."
Caracol Radio quoted Transport Minister German Cardona as saying the accident was caused by weather and not by technical failure. The plane, he said, had undergone standard maintenance checks eight days ago.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Our unit at work won a unit award in the the winter. We ended up picking a rain jacket with the embroidered with our organization's logo in March. We got one shipment and the XL and XLL sizes were on backorder. There were a total of seven jackets order, sizes M, M, L, XL, XL, XLL, XLL.
James was the person ordering them and he and I were checking sizes to the original order. We had gotten three mediums vs. two. We thought someone would get the wrong size so we going to call the company about it. We got the shipping invoice and it showed the seven sizes with two mediums that were shipped.
We recounted again. Then James picked up there were eight jackets vs. seven. We had the right sizes with an extra medium.
Nancy came showing us her XL. She had lost 51 lbs since March. It was verry baggy. We explained that we only had this spare Medium. She tried it on. It was loose and looked great! She went from an XL to Medium for the first time since she was a teenager. The glow and smile were something to see. A custom miracle jacket in the order.
sorry about what?
i missed you
I miss you. I could use a hug
I bet. Me too. Can I make a confession?
what a hell of a month. make a confession? sure
yes it has been. well I confess that i believe in signs. sorta like the miracle blogs. so don't think i am crazy. maybe i am
no, you not crazy.
what was the sign that we were solid to be exclusive? it came to me today. I knew. maybe we talked. but i forgot. cause it is a miracle. take a guess.
I am thinking it was because we never knew it could be that good.
what was the miracle? so clear. in hindsight
timing was one
the statistical miracle was?
yes, what was the chances
what event separate others from you?
besides 8 & 5...I work
see. even you. like me. like millions. not see the miracles. like the miracle blog. let me back up.
i was supposed to go w L tonight to the concert. what event would change that? or could?
Evie has wedding. she out thu-fri. fest tix bought in July. Thu was big presentation. Fri i cant take off cause she at wedding. so i cant go. on friday
to see the bands that i wanted to really see. i accepted it
what happened mon?
death of M
old Jewish saying. man plans, god laughs.
i rem it. on mon. all these plans go away. i find Friday, i not needed. watch dog. and i get to go. see the bands. millions say just a coincidence. but the miracle blog shows diff. i didn't or ever want to see her die. but it happens
then jury. judge said trial in crim sex assault minor only be 1-2 days so not excuse me at beginning of jury trial for wed conflict. long questions by defense. to my shock they accept moi. then prosecutor in 10 min into questions. "could you weigh equally the testimony of a police officer vs a defendant". i said I prolly have a leaning to the police because I worked with them for years vs an unknown defendant. the judge stops the prosecutor. first time ever seen that. say i have worked a long time in my comp. said i have set beliefs.
and thanks me and dismisses me. certain not a miracle. you see. sept is like this connecting dots. then back to the concert w L. it starts at 9pm
she wants to go eat before. no prob. i get her tix. since not sold out and cheap. then this. let me find the link. no email. nada. L finds it.
i like have heart attack
let me open it first
oh wow...ok...so L. sends this...k
Charlatans U.K. Drummer Hospitalized After Collapse
Charlatans U.K. drummer Jon Brookes is hospitalized after collapsing on stage at a show Wednesday (Sept. 15) night in Philadelphia. Brookes keeled over part way through the band's set at Jackny Brenda's and briefly stopped breathing, reports NME . A doctor in the audience resuscitated him, and paramedics responded, taking the drummer to a hospital. The band hasn't revealed what caused Brookes' collapse, but indicated that doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
so amazing. third time this month. another sign. or miracle.
so i respond. omg. that it. we talk. then our miracle come to me. which was. Las Vegas. so clear
i am still stunned. all this morn. it is like Moses at the burning bush
wow. now clear
and i could add grain work done just before all hell breaks out in sector. or the crane research which went viral 2 days after email friends. so i needed to get this to you. and there you are chat. cause texting would been hard. and email not efficient.
yes. you are right
so man plans, god laughs. or helps.
yep...it really is. it is a miracle. how you put this all together is amazing in itself.
then the M death. conversation w father D. i said i never meet a person for 20+ years that embodied all the things the Bible said Christ was like. he agreed. her death gave J and C freedom. to announce single. and she got a nice guy. although 3 ex navy, prior enlisted among C and you
just another coincident. never a miracle. yet statistically 1 in million
yes. how long did this take you to figure out?
all this month. it is like how many miracles do you need to see. or are you like the rest. man plans, god laughs. and i just wonder what others are shown
and don't pay attention to
cause society always ridicules these as coincidences. miracle blog shows differently. so nothing better evidence to see several in one month. right in front
wow...I am still thinking about all this
big wow.can you send the chat?
yes. I am saving it
I want to see if they post it in the miracle blog
it not have to make sense to others. just us
true. i was holding my breath for a while there
i know. freedom
when you had a confession to make...I thought omg...not this... not now!
i am exclusive w Leigh. because I love you. and I see the signs. and we are so compatible. so any person will know this right up front. then we can talk.
yes...that makes sense... and yes...we have so much happen in tandem...so many things similar...it was a 1 in a billion chance we meet in the time of our lives that we did
yes it is. it be easy to see an event here or there and we pass like two ships in the night. never see or know we exist. one last thing.
Janny is my counterpart. she confessed a secret. cause people telling her crazy. last Wednesday. no one believe her.
she saw something on Israel. she not Jewish. really fascinated her. hubby said ok. was dreaming of going maybe. then church group announce a special trip for 8 days the next day to Israel.
then Monday she picked up mag w page turned to article on Israel.
that is a sign
she books the ticket. gets kinda made fun of. like why ya going. walking in street. paper falls in front of her. she picks it up. about Israel. all in one week. so i said i believe in signs. and you have to do it
many make fun of going there? that sad. many people would have ignored the signs and not even pick up paper, etc.
like told her they kill Americans. not safe
well, depends on where you go I guess
despite her saying this tour guide did 28 trip for churches
in group safer
yet 35,000 die in cars here. risk is present everyday. ya got to have faith
so hard sleeping last night. connecting dots. then no concert. was the final dot. among many dots, coincidences, or miracles.
maybe not last dot...we never know
true. more dots in a month. people look for signs for ever. many never see it. not sure why. there is a certain madness about seeing what others aren't. sorta like Copernicus who said the earth was not the center of the universe. they killed for heresy.
many people not believe
maybe the ghost-buster said it best. I used not believe in ghosts. but these last few weeks, I seen stuff that would turn your hair white. and that what i say
we saw evidence of ghost no one else believe so we don't tell...no one would believe all these dots.
i know. so we ask to present case on the miracle blog. get people to see events. and maybe. maybe it sinks in.
people need to look and not just "see". they need to listen and not just "hear"
i agree, reading the blog made me believe. and now the dots are popping up all over. i cant explain the wicked. but i can see the good. maybe that is all people need.
"true believer" book
true believers. so easy an concept. another dot. among several. i ask mod to change title. send email.
it is the planets aligning
hehe ya. so any chance you can email this?
wow...what a chat!
because talking i would have forgotten much of it. like usual.
i love you
I love you too...very much