She was pulled off of life support and then this miracle happened. Simply incredible.
When Taylor Hale was declared brain dead in September 2011 after a terrible accident, the 14-year-old girl’s parents could hardly imagine she would ever wake up, let alone walk in her graduation ceremony.
But come Monday, the 17-year-old Waukee High School senior will don her cap and gown and ascend the stage at Knapp Center in De Moines, Iowa, as part of the graduating class of 2015 to accept her hard-fought diploma.
Hale and her family are painfully aware how close she came to missing that special moment, along with the rest of her life. All it took was a medical miracle – and a helping hand from a devout chiropractor.
Jeff Stickel, a chiropractor and a devout Christian, came by the hospital that afternoon telling them he felt God was calling him to help heal Taylor.
Taylor’s parents told Stickel their daughter was unconscious and there was nothing he could do for her.
Stickel asked if he could pray with the family for Taylor, and they agreed. He then placed his hand on the comatose girl’s neck and asked God to spare the 14-year-old’s life.
Later that day, after Stickel had departed, Hale’s doctors took her off life support, but instead of flatlining the girl struggled to draw a breath on her own.
For the next several hours, Taylor, now back on life support, started showing visible signs of improvement: her brain activity picked up, her eyelids were aflutter, and for the first time in a week she was trying to talk.
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