Miracles do happen, here’s an example

By  | November 6, 2014 | 11 Comments | Filed under: Announcements

Cambridge Times


A woman carrying twins 27 years ago was soon to play a part with divine intervention.

Her pregnancy test results showed an issue with one of the twins she was carrying.

The parents were concerned about the unknowns and the possible loss of one of the twins.

They were prepared for the worst scenario, yet they went about living day to day as best as they could.

Days passed as they waited for the water to break.

April 14, the water broke. It was off to McMaster Hospital as planned.

The sands of time slowly dropped as they waited for the birth and answers.

Clockwork is the only way to describe how the staff moved as they prepared for the twins. Both parents listened to the heart monitor as both heartbeats were in rhythm and doing fine until the moment that started a miracle.

Approximately 10 minutes before the first twin saw daylight, the second twin’s heartbeat stopped completely while in the womb.

The half-a-dozen nurses did everything possible, as the heartbeat seemed gone forever.

A pair of nurses took care of the first twin as the second one was on the way.

The second child was delivered with no heartbeat, breathing or any single sign of life. The hollow feelings of the parents were quickly addressed by the head nurse, as she placed the first twin into the mother’s arms.

After numerous tests, and hospital tactics to create a heartbeat or a even just a simple breath, the parents were told the little one didn’t make it.

Lifeless, the parents held the baby. Moments later, she was placed on a table with a blanket covering her.

Again, the head nurse focused the parents attention on the survivor.

Twenty eight minutes later the child that failed all life tests let out a cry.

The room went silent, the doctor barked out orders to the nurses. Chills ran up every back in the room.

The twin had been given a second chance. This special child would soon undergo an operation that no other girl in North America had ever survived before her.

After her surgery, the doctor came out of the operating room shaking his head as both parents thought the worst.

 The doctor removed his cap and mask, looked at the parents and told them they had a very special girl.

He explained that things happened during the operation he had never seen before and couldn’t explain. This came from the top surgeon.

Jenny is now 27 years old, is in good health, and leads an active life.

I would run out of ink if I wrote the entire story about Jenny.

I wrote this letter to all the people in Cambridge and beyond that are going through or may one day be faced with impossible, crushing times, with seemingly no chance of victory.

True miracles do happen. Never give up hope. You may or may not ever be part of a true miracle, but that mustn’t stop you from believing in them, praying for them, or working towards them.

We are blessed with a miracle named Jenny.

Thomas Vann




11 Responses to Miracles do happen, here’s an example

  1. agmarshall@rogers.com'
    al marshall November 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Damnit Thomas I can hardly see my keyboard. The roof must be leaking cause there’s moisture on my glasses. Don’t do that again for awhile. agm

  2. lvann11@sympatico.ca'
    Lynn J. November 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Oh my God! What a letter. It gives everyone a sense of hope.

  3. lvann11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann November 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks agm and Lynn. Jenny has been special. We know what happened and are grateful.

  4. lwhetham@live.ca'
    linda whetham November 6, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Jenny is the sweetest little Lady i have ever met, her hugs are delightful..She certainly picked the best Parents to share her life with…

  5. Debbie Duff Vitez November 6, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Tommy Vann, you are blessed with a beautiful family… and Jenny is the icing on the cake.. ( she’s the gift )

    Also, congratulations on the safe arrival of your new Grandson.

  6. margaret-barr@sympatico.ca'
    Margaret November 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I love Jenny to bits and thought she was a true miracle before even reading this…..Some people are born to bless others; that’s what Jenny does.

  7. lvann11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann November 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks ladies. Yep, I scored.

  8. mjqsmith@bell.net'
    Maggie Smith November 1, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    We also have a daughter who is not supposed to be here. She had a second chance at life.
    So we should both be grateful for our gifts. Great story.

  9. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann November 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Nice to hear Maggie. I just saw your letter. Yes we have special ones, and that is why we always want the best future and conditions for them. I’m pleased you enjoyed the letter. It was so true and her operation a month after birth was the 1st to succeed in N.A. Thanks.

  10. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Tom Vann December 25, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Ah yes. Miracles do happen. I can only hope one happens for the little lady in town that’s on her 2nd round with cancer. A simple touch of his garment would be suffice.

  11. lvann_11@sympatico.ca'
    Mike Sims December 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    How nice it would be if the Mayors henhouse thought for themselves. A miracle. The only people telling these council members they are doing a good job is their family. Some of our friends met us at Starbucks Wednesday and we made up the 12 days of Christmas using certain councillors as fill in fodder. It was such a good time that we are meeting again before the new year. I would vote for a split sport park within a half mile radius. Happy New Year.

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