It's a Miracle
True stories about miracles still exist.
S01:E07 - 107: River Wild; Man in White; New Jersey Lake; Twister Survival; 1,000 Men and a Baby
River Wild A holiday raft trip on MontanaÍs Blackfoot River takes a deadly turn when one of the passengers does a back flip off the side of the raft, capsizing the boat and sending a mother and her three children into the roaring rapids. While desperately struggling to reach her children, the mother is suddenly transported to their side. Now unable to reach the shore because of the swift current, a mysterious force once again comes to their rescue. This mother believes that unseen hands were at work that day and that clearly a miracle saved their lives. Man in White A 12-year-old boy, out for a hike in the woods of Southeast Florida, steps on a rattlesnake and is critically bitten. His family learns of his precarious state as he collapses just inside the door of his home. He is rushed to the hospital where doctors work feverishly to keep him alive. Coming out of a coma four days later, he reveals to his parents he was able to travel 150 yards home with a lethal dose of venom with the help of a mysterious figure in a white robe who carried him there. New Jersey Lake Three young girls crash through thin ice into freezing water. A would-be rescuer comes upon the scene and rushes to their aid, only to end up struggling for his own life. Volunteer firefighters arrive and push a canoe into service as a recue craft. As their fight their way through the ice, they can only watch in horror as the man slips beneath the surface a mere feet away from their grasp. Their dramatic race against time to save everyone is captured as it happens by news cameras on the scene. Twister Survival In the twenty odd years Jan Neve and her family have lived in Hendersonville, Tennessee, weather was never much of a concern. One the morning of May 18th, it should have been. Jan was at work at HavertyÍs Furniture store, when a violent tornado below through, taking the whole right side of the store with it. During the commotion the door Jan had been holding onto slammed shut on her hand, almost severing it from her arm. She knew she needed immediate help or she would bleed to death. Jan ran outside and once she saw the devastation she knew that her chances of getting medical aid would be slim. Then all of a sudden, an ñAngelî arrived. Robert Morgan drove up behind her in his truck and took her to the nearest hospital. During their journey, a series of additional miraculous events would take place that would ultimately save JanÍs life. 1,000 Men and a Baby Dan Keenan was seven-years-old was he learned the incredible facts of his young life. He and his dad, Hugh, were painting a fence at the time. Hugh sat Dan down and told him he needed to tell him a storyƒa story about a one-month-old baby who made an amazing trip from the land of his birth, Korea, to the United States, with the help of 1,000 US Navy men on board the aircraft carrier USS Point Cruz. DanÍs father described how the men took turns baby-sitting, making toys, and changing diapers on board the ship. Hugh also told Dan how the sailors came to call the baby George Ascom Cruz, IBFC. George, for the soldier who found the abandoned baby, Ascom Cruz, for the location he was found, and IBFC, for Infant Boy, First Class. Due to a series of miraculous events, from discovery to adoption, the baby was given a happy home life. That baby, Hugh told his son, was none other than Dan Keenan himself.
S01:E08 - 108: Body Surfer; the Rosenblatt Love Story; Dream Child; Soul Sister; Dog Rescues Cat
Body Surfer Eddie Tuduri was body surfing in Carpentaria, California on September 5, 1997. The veteran rock and roll drummer was alone when a wave he was riding crashed violently, drilling him into the sea bottom. Eddie heard his neck snap and he could no longer move his limbs. Knowing that he could not survive in the ocean paralyzed, Eddie gave up. He opened his mouth and took in water, hoping that it would all be over quickly. Instead, Eddie felt himself being lifted straight up, out of the water and glided to shore on his back where people found him. Today, after a year of extensive rehab, Eddie considers himself blessed. Though all the motor skills required to be a professional drummer have not returned, Eddie has made incredible strides and anticipates returning to the stage soon. The Rosenblatt Love Story During World War II, Herman Rosenblatt spent much of his youth confined in Polish ghettos and concentration camps. When he was 14, he noticed a little girl outside the barbed wire fence observing what was going on in the camp. He approached the fence and asked her for something to eat. She threw an apple over the double barbed wire fence that separated them. For the next seven months the little girl sustained him with bread and apples until one day he told her not to come anymore because he was being sent to another camp. In New York City, fourteen years later, in 1957, Herman (who had survived the camps) was fixed up on a blind date. The woman told him she was Polish and during the war had thrown bread to a boy in a concentration camp. After confirming dates and locations, Herman knew that ñboyî was him. They fell in love and were married within the year. They have remained married for 40 years and have two children and two grandchildren. Dream Child Elizabeth Kingsbury-Puscas was close to her father-in-law, Victor, and took his 1994 death hard. Not long after Victor lost his battle to cancer, Elizabeth began experiencing a series of prophetic dreams in which he would appear. In one, Victor was accompanied by a beautiful young girl with long dark hair whom Elizabeth had never seen before. A few months later, Elizabeth learned she was pregnant. After the baby was born and began to grow, she realized her daughter was the little girl from her dream and Victor had ñforetoldî the birth. Even in death, Victor could never keep a secret. Soul Sister Two girls, Carrie and Tracy, met when they were eleven, and from the beginning they knew they had some kind of psychic connection. One day Carrie was suddenly rushed to the hospital with severe chest pains. At that same exact moment, Tracy, who was miles away, began feeling very sick and started gasping for air. As soon as she arrived at the hospital, Carrie flat lined, and Tracy passed out. Doctors were able to revive Carrie, but she was given only a five percent chance of living. As she remained in a coma, Tracy would come to visit her. One day, while Tracy was at home sleeping, Carrie flat lined again. As she was flat lining, Carrie began to have a vision of being with Tracy _ they were sitting the end of her bed. As she slept at home, Tracy found herself dreaming during this time. In this dream, Tracy said to Carrie, ñDonÍt go!î At that instant, Carrie woke up in the hospital room, surrounded by all of the people that had been working to save her life. Dog Rescues Cat A former New York construction worker had lost interest in life after an industrial accident cost him the use of his arm. He now has a new lease on life and owes that all to a pet that adopted him. One day, a reluctant Philip Gonzalez was dragged to the dog pound by a friend. It was here that he fell for an odd-looking schnauzer/Siberian husky mix he named ñGinnyî. Today, Gonzalez thinks that Ginny may be part angel too. Ginny has an uncanny knack for a canine _ she seeks out injured and handicapped cats, and with PhilÍs help, nurses them back to health.
S01:E11 - 111: Thanksgiving Angel; Blind Skydiver Sees; Thanksgiving Feeding Needy; African Hijack
Thanksgiving Angel Thanksgiving 1969 was a difficult day for Ivy Olson, a 25-year-old divorced mother of two young children. Broke and feeling all alone, all she could offer her kids for their holiday meal was a hotdog. Unexpectedly, a neighbor she had never met before invited her and her children over for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The elderly woman made Ivy feel comfortable and loved. However, when Ivy returned to the womanÍs apartment the following day to thank her, it was vacant. Her landlord told her no one had lived there for months. Blind Skydiver Sees Josie Paille, a middle-aged mother, accepted her brotherÍs challenge to make a tandem parachute jump with a trained instructor. There was a reason behind her brotherÍs dare: Josie Paille was legally blind in one eye and going blind in the other. Her brother wanted Josie to enjoy the thrill while she could. Josie made the jump that day, and the next morning she work up and miraculously she had her vision back. Thanksgiving Feeding Needy Members of a church in Blytheville, Arkansas devoted Thanksgiving Day of 1986 to taking care of the less fortunate in their community. After spending the day feeding a steady stream of needy neighborÍs traditional Thanksgiving meals, the volunteers miraculously found that they never ran out of food. After finally cleaning the kitchen and leaving the facility spotless, the tired food serves prepared to go home. Just then, a hungry family showed up at the front door, but there was no more foodƒor so they thought. Miraculously, food appeared where there hadnÍt been any before, and the family was able to enjoy a holiday meal together. African Hijack Dramatic home video captures hijacked Ethiopian Air Flight 961 as it crashes into the Indian Ocean off the East African coastline. 127 of its 175 passengers were killed. An American couple who miraculously survived the ill-fated flight, details their remarkable story.
S01:E12 - 112: Fireman Rescues Girl; Flight 811; Quarterback; the Other Boy; Acting Upon Fate
Fireman Rescues Girl Veteran Los Angeles Firefighter Tim Wuerfel and his wife, Kimber, have been on an emotional roller coaster. The coupleÍs baby girl was stillborn. After taking two weeks to grieve and on TimÍs first day back on duty, he rescues a six- year-old from her burning home. Crawling through the smoke-filled house, Wuerfel inexplicably returns to re-search an area he has already searched, finding the unconscious girl curled up under the bathroom sink. Both Tim and Kimber believe he was guided by the spirit of their deceased baby daughter and the rescued child in alive today because of their angel. Flight 811 When an explosion blows a 10X40 foot hole in the fuselage of United Airlines Flight 811, the passengers and crew think they are going to die. The crisis takes place in the middle of the night as the 747 jumbo jet cruises from Honolulu, Hawaii to Auckland, New Zealand. Nine passengers are immediately sucked out into the vast darkness, but the captain and his crew are determined to do everything they can to bring the flight in safely. It will take a miracle. Quarterback Seven months into her pregnancy, Reda Wallace senses something is wrong with her baby. While shopping for baby clothes, Reda tells her sister not to buy her baby any socks because he has no feet. RedaÍs sister is stunned and asks Reda how she can be sure. Reda explains to her that she just has a feeling. When Reda gives birth to her son, Chris, the doctor tells her the baby does have feet, but they are grossly deformed and clubbed. She is told Chris may never be able to walk. She comforts the infant and cuddles him, loves him, rubs his feet, and prays for GodÍs help. While playing one day, Chris, now 9-months-old, miraculously props himself up and runs like the wind across the room. The Other Boy Brothers James, Paul and Ryan Tucker are kidding around with each other on the way home from school. James decides to bolt ahead. Suddenly, while James is in the cross walk, a van appears and strikes him. Miraculously, the 12-year-old does not sustain any internal injuries. Later that night, his brother Paul shares an incredible story of the accident. Just seconds before impact, Paul has seen another boy appear out of James. And it was the other boy, JamesÍ guardian angel, who took the hit of the van. Acting Upon Fate Cyndi Steele and Chris Harrod crossed paths in New York City. The two actors had known each other since years before. Unbeknownst to Chris, Cyndi had a crush on him in those days. Now, in her twenties, a freak accident has left her suffering from amnesia, however, it is this very accident that brings Cyndi and Chris back together.
S01:E17 - 117: Parachute Rescue; Hit and Run Angels; Football Player Lives; God Was My Co-Pilot; Left at Sea
Parachute Rescue Debbie Williams is skydiving on a beautiful, sunny, Arizona day. It is Easter weekend and sheÍs free falling through the clear blue skies, gently spinning and silently descending towards the earth. ThereÍs just one problem: SheÍs unconscious and in twelve seconds she will hit the ground at 120 miles per hour. Now, her only chance for survival is for an angel to reach down and pull her parachute cord. Hit and Run Angels Some people are just mean. Despicable, contemptible, inhumane and just flat-out mean. Out on a morning walk, Melanie Gable, a teacher and a newlywed, is about to run head-on into one of these detestable characters, quite literally. Stories of violence against women are tragic and all too familiar, but this time a group of women will rally together to save MelanieÍs life. Who are these women? The answer will astonish you. Football Player Lives Keith Gardner, a promising young all-star football player is cut down by a senseless act of violence. His cousin is killed in the incident, two others are injured, and Kevin is left hanging onto dear life with a bullet in the back of his head. Doctors say thereÍs no hope and he probably will not think as an independent person again. Then, something happened that would change the way the entire community viewed the world: A Miracle. God was my Co-Pilot An experienced pilot attempting to snag a banner with his single engine plane went into an accelerated stall and crashed. Right before impact, he saw two people on the ground and heard a voice in his headset tell him, ñJohn, everything is going to be all right.î The plane burst into flames. The Pilot says an Angel held the fire back from the auxiliary fuel tank and Jesus breathed pure oxygen into him until he could be pulled out. Left at Sea John Carney, a veteran underwater spear fishing enthusiast, boarded a charter boat for a distant island off the Florida Keys. After spending the day diving alone, John surfaced to find that the dive boat was leaving without him. Meanwhile, the other divers were safely on board and enjoying themselves topside, unable to hear JohnÍs desperate pleas for help. Now, drifting at sea in shark infested waters, John prays for a miracle.
S01:E20 - 120: Alive in the Morgue; Touched by a Shepherd; Donor Angel; Together by Accident
Alive in the Morgue When George Rodonaia, a Russian dissident, is intentionally run over by the KGB, physicians declare him dead and leave him in the morgue over the weekend. As pathologists begin to perform his autopsy, someone notices movement in his eye and realizes that he is still alive. Once George recovers, he goes on to become a Minister, eventually immigrating to the United States where he shares his miraculous story of survival. Touched by a Shepherd 17-year-old Jeremy DavisÍ last wish was that his mother, Lana, uses his dear German shepherd, Grizzly, to help children in need using the dogÍs special gifts. Little did Lana know, Grizzly would help her mourn JeremyÍs death and teach her that together they could fulfill JeremyÍs dying wish. Donor Angel By the age of ten, Tina Minke had already decided that she wanted to be an organ donor. When she finally turned 18, she proudly showed her mother her driverÍs license. Tina had checked off the box which declared her an official organ donor. Unbeknownst to the Minke family, soon after TinaÍs announcement, a tragedy would strike. But that tragedy would also bring about a series of miracles. Together by Accident JoAnne and Gary were teenage sweethearts until the day JoAnne broke GaryÍs heart when she ended the relationship. Several years following the break-up, Gary dreamt one night that someone he knew was in a horrible car accident. When he woke in the morning, he prayed for them. A short time later, Gary learned that JoAnne had been involved in a bad car accident, suffering a broken neck, only a day after his dream. JoAnne believes she survived the accident because of GaryÍs prayers.
S01:E21 - 121: Struck by Lightning; Lord's Prayer; Bullet Proof Dog; Orchestrated Miracle
Struck by Lightning Being ïsaved by the crossÍ is usually just a figure of speech. But when Danyl LeViege is struck by lightning, the only thing that saves his life, literally, is the gold cross he wears around his neck. LordÍs Prayer When Kristi Hughes decided to write a term paper on spinal injuries, getting a good grade was most likely her main motivation. The Ohio teenagerÍs research included information on an experimental drug that showed promise as a natural alternative to surgery when administered within 72 hours of sustaining such an injury. In San Diego, a little boy is paralyzed in a freak accident and desperate father finds KristiÍs term paper on the Internet. ItÍs a rush of hope, but now, can they get him the cure in time? Bullet Proof Dog ItÍs a nightmare many have had: Waking up in the middle of the night and thinking you hear noises. Kendal PlankÍs nightmare becomes a reality when she hears something. She comes face-to-face with an intruder and his machine gun. The only thing to protect her is her cute little Springer Spaniel puppy. Guess who wins? Orchestrated Miracle When his truck falls 30 feet off the road and flips into a stream, Brett Odom and his girlfriend, Mary Wallace find themselves in a desperate situation. They are both severely injured and in an area very rarely traveled. To make matters worse BrettÍs back is broken and his head is underwater. Hearing the voice of her dead father, Mary musters the strength to lift Brett up and keep him from drowning. But it will take an entire cast of saviors to get him back on his feetƒ
S01:E22 - 122: Long Lost Cousins; Tough Love; Mother's Cure; Cat's Meow
Long Lost Cousins A young coupleÍs seven-month-old baby is dying from a rare birth defect that affects the immune system. The little baby has literally no defense against infection and needs a dangerous and costly bone marrow transplant. But the family is in Arizona and they need to get to New York for the procedure. The insurance company wonÍt help and driving or taking a commercial airliner will almost certainly cause the child to die. The young parents turn to a total stranger to save their babyÍs life. But in an unexpected twist, she turns out to be anything but a strangerƒ Tough Love Joy Turner lived in Compton, California, just South of Downtown Los Angeles. When her nineteen-year-old son, Hank, was killed in a drive by shooting, Joy focused her grief and anger towards lecturing at prisons. By sharing her personal experiences with incarcerated gang members, Joy has been able to help many leave their gang lifestyle behind and return to honest lives in their communities. MotherÍs Cure In 1996, Victoria and Gary BeckÍs three-year-old son began exhibiting what doctors identified as symptoms of Autism. Amazingly, and with no medical training in their backgrounds, the BeckÍs stumble upon a potential cure that dramatically helps their son - and perhaps half a million other children in American who also suffer from the disease. CatÍs Meow When a stray cat wandered in Roy and Bernita Rogers life, they took it in and soon had a new member of the family. They would later be blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Stacey, who although premature, was healthy and wonderful. The cat thought so too, very rarely leaving the side of the babyÍs crib. This would turn out to be a life-saving arrangement.