The fact that we can take people who are dead and bring them back to life is mind-boggling. CPR is an incredible feat of human ingenuity and body engineering, isn’t it? Sure, it doesn’t always work, but when it does work, that’s a small miracle. Gardell Martin, a 22-month-old boy from Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, is another small miracle. He shouldn’t be alive today, and yet… Drowned toddler Gardell Martin was revived after 101 straight minutes of CPR, an ambulance ride, a trip to the community hospital, a medevac flight, and a trip to a different hospital.
Finally, little Gardell found his way to the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in the Geisinger Medical Center. Over 30 doctors and nurses went to work on the hypothermic boy, slowly raising his body temperature from an icy 77 degrees while maintaining the CPR. At 82 degrees, they found a pulse. They warmed the boy the rest of the way up, and miracle of miracles, he’s fine. That’s right, he was frozen to death for close to two hours, and doctors say he’ll make a complete recovery.
“It was an act of God,” said his mother, Rose Martin. “There is no doubt in my mind it’s a miracle. God had the right people in the right place at the right time and they all did a wonderful job.”
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