Sunday, December 7, 2008

Year of Miracles #33

Harrison and his parents

This week I was able to see some true miracles that have happened. None of these miracles happened to anyone I know personally, but the fact that they have happened may greatly impact my nephew tremendously.

My nephew Harrison has cerebral palsy. He is nine-year-old and has great difficulty with his muscle control. Although his verbal skills are ever improving, he still has a hard time speaking. He cannot walk or sit up on his own. But despite all of his challenges he is wonderful to be around. His personality can light up a room.

For the past few weeks my brother and sister-in-law (Harrison's parents) have been learning more and more about the positive impact cord blood stem cells can have in treating children with cerebral palsy. Evidence of the benefits--miracles of advancement in medicine--have been documented in news stories that are now on You-Tube (here and here).

The possibility that Harrison's capabilities may be even somewhat improved through these new treatments is wonderful and exciting. Today our family joined with theirs in fasting for guidance in seeking out potential treatments in this new area of medicine. Hopefully this will lead to a new miracle or two to share in the future.

Scripture of the Day: Luke 2:11


  1. I'm a firm believer in medical miracles too. My nephew wouldn't be alive today without one--and he's now a returned missionary in college. I hope yours gets his miracle.

  2. so great! he sounds like a special little guy!

  3. It is amazing the wisdom God has given some doctors and the "miracles" they are able to make happen for our bodies now! I hope something good comes of this for your nephew!


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