Friday, October 19, 2007
From time to time, I'm going to try and post items that may not have much to do with the overall theme of this site...or then again, they may everything to do with it.
From Tuscola County in Michigan comes this story of a baby miraculously surviving a major storm while trapped beneath the rubble of his home.
When a major storm approached their home, Joe Soyring and Nichole Opperman went to gather their family and flee their home to safety.
Before they could get their kids out, the couple fell into the basement of the house.
"Next thing you know, the house started shaking. Both of us thought it was an earthquake. And the next thing you know, I got sucked down into the basement...and I watched the tornado go that way," Soyring recalled.
When the storm passed and they were able to crawl free from the wreckage, Soyring and Opperman found three-year-old Makayla, but couldn't find their 15-month-old son, Blake, who had been sleeping in a crib when the storm hit.
Neither they or their neighbors,who came to help could find the baby. Jeff Hawks came running when he heard the screams for help.
"We're looking all over the baby. I mean, we scoured the whole three acres over here, the whole three acres on my side, and we couldn't find the baby.
"All of a sudden, I heard this little whimper and I told everybody to be quiet so we could hear it. And the baby was under this huge pile of debris, probably about this deep (motioning about five feet high) -- floor rafters, you know, everything."
They pulled off the wreckage to find Blake very much alive. "The crib had flipped over, and the mattress was the only thing that saved the baby. The mattress was on top of the baby, but I mean there was thousands of pounds of stuff wrapped over this baby. I don't know how he made it."
The crib and Blake were thrown about 25 feet from the house. He suffered minor cuts and bruises, but is otherwise fine.
"We're lucky to be alive," said Joe Soyring. "Look at it. That's where the house sat."
One of G-d's small miracles.
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 1:16 PM