Town Unites to Save 'Miracle' Toddler
2-year-old who almost drowned has 'excellent prognosis'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 31, 2014 2:04 PM CDT
A screen grab from KSL video.   (KSL video)

(Newser) – A toddler tumbled into a Utah river and was underwater for some 20 minutes before she was pulled out. At first, health workers didn't think she'd survive a day, a neighbor says; the next day, doctors feared a brain injury. But 2-year-old Avery Allen's MRI looks normal, and her family says has an excellent prognosis, KSL reports. "She has made a miraculous recovery thus far," says neighbor Trisha Linford.

"Our neighborhood has just rallied together," says Linford, who has organized a fundraiser. "We’ve had planning meetings; we’ve had thousands of people asking how they can help and donate ... (They've been) praying and fasting for this little girl." Some $5,000 has been raised in 24 hours, Linford notes, and homes in South Jordan have been adorned with pink ribbons in Avery's honor. A Facebook page shows tributes all over town—and beyond.

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hal mac
Jun 26, 2014 7:48 PM CDT
Matthew 17:14-21And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Jesus said "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
Walter jackson
May 31, 2014 8:38 PM CDT
A true "miracle" would have NEVER let this happen in the FIRST PLACE! Oh, well, this is "Newser."
JesusLovesSomeOfYou
May 31, 2014 3:45 PM CDT
Why would anyone worship a god they think is more likely to help a two year old girl recover if they don't eat? The millions of kids around the world that haven't eaten in days isn't enough for your Savior?