Monday, May 2, 2016

Medical Miracle For Monday Mystery...!

Sometimes things seem to happen for which there is just no explanation...thus the mystery!

Hospitals have been the place for a number of these unexplained happenings. The story that follows will show you just what I mean.

The Miraculous Recovery Of Chucky McGivern

In December 1982, seven-year-old Chucky McGivern was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and diagnosed with a rare disease called “Reye’s syndrome,” which attacked his brain, liver, and nervous system. Chucky soon went into a coma, and his family was told he only had a 10 percent chance of survival.

Hoping for a miracle, Chucky’s mother pinned a medal to his bed featuring the likeness of St. John Neumann, a noted religious figure who became the Bishop of Philadelphia during the mid-19th century and was eventually canonized by Pope Paul VI. For whatever reason, the presence of this medal seemed to pave the way for a series of miraculous events.

The medal containing St. John’s likeness had been threaded to a safety pin alongside two other medals. But on numerous occasions when Chucky’s mother returned to the room, she discovered that the medal had been unthreaded and turned face down.

Things got even stranger when a picture of St. John was found taped to the wall. No one from Chucky’s family or the hospital staff admitted to doing these things. An unidentified boy also kept showing up in the ward, entering Chucky’s room, and interacting with his family. Whenever security was called, they couldn’t find this boy. No one ever saw him entering the hospital, either.

Four days after falling into his coma, Chucky suddenly woke up and made a miraculous, unlikely recovery. He described a dream in which he saw this same, mysterious boy standing over him. After Chucky was discharged from the hospital, his family made a trip to the Shrine of St. John Neumann (pictured above) and saw a painting of St. John when he was 12 years old. He looked exactly like the mysterious boy everyone had seen at the hospital.

Was it a true miracle...or not? Whatever the reason, the young man came out of the coma and all ended well That's the important thing!

Coffee out on the patio today The weather guy says no rain!


Gorges Smythe said...


Chickenmom said...

Does make you wonder, doesn't it?

linda m said...

This is why I DO believe in miracles. Sunny here today after a weekend of rain. Hoping the April showers bring May flowers saying works.

JO said...

Makes you think doesn't it.
Nice morning for a change patio seems like the place to be.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
It is rather, isn't it?
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Phyllis...
It does, it does!
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda...
Certainly as good a reason as any!
Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Jo...
Unfortunately, it started raining again, so the patio is out.
Still, the kitchen is a good spot.
Thanks for dropping by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Miracles do happen. They have happened to me.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
That's cool! I won't even ask the details.
Thanks for stopping by today!