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Sam the little miracle “Mann”

July 23, 2009

I know, you see the world “miracle” here a lot, but I’m at a loss for explaining the things that can only be accounted for as God’s intervention. That, I’m sure you can understand. But how about when we refer to children who were not “healed”, do indeed live with many physical and developmental challenges, will never be “typical” . . . isn’t it a stretch to refer to these children as “miracles”? I don’t know. I don’t doubt that God has worked directly and profoundly in the lives of these children (and their families) and for reasons that  He understands best, chooses to leave their bodies imperfect . . . and if it’s wrong to continue to call such children “miracles”, then I plead guilty. I  continue to like to think of this little boy as Sam the little miracle “Mann”.


Evelyn Mann was encouraged to terminate her little boy, Samuel, when at 20 weeks she was informed he had a lethal form of dwarfism, and would not survive beyond birth. The parents declined – they held on to hope. Samuel lives today with special assistance – mechanical ventilation, but enjoys his life and the Mann’s are grateful to God that little Samuel defied the odds and is a living sign of their supernatural hope.  Full story here.

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