LIFE-ALTERING: The Awesome skills, abilities and circumstances that synchronized in the rescue, repair and recovery of this “little man” can be described in many terms. Dr. Theodore’s choice is “miracle.”
LONG STORY SHORT: Two-year-old Micah Andrews survived an “internal decapitation” caused by a forceful sudden jolt when the car he was riding in with his mother and his 4-year-old sister collided with another vehicle. His head was essentially disconnected from his body and although the car seat probably saved his life, he was in a coma when paramedics arrived on the scene to take him to the hospital.
Just four days after doctors reattached Micah’s skull to his spine, Micah came out of the coma and opened his eyes, and just 2 months later he went home with his parents to continue the speech and physical therapy that was begun at the hospital.
“Miracles happen every day,” said Micah’s doctor, Nicholas Theodore, “when I first saw Micah I certainly never would have imagined at this point that he’d be looking as good as he does.”
At home, Micah works with his parents to fully restore his powers of speech, walking and balance, along with his other home school studies and activities. Friends of the family have put together an inspiring video of little Micah and have also created a website where those interested can help the family financially and track Micah’s progress.
PLAYERS & PLACES: Heather Andrews, Phoenix, AZ, Micah Andrews, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, John Andrews, Dr. Nicholas Theodore, Barrow Neurological Institute
” O V E R H E A R D i N T H i S S T O R Y “
Dr. Nicholas Theodore: I’m gonna operate on him as if I were operating on my own child.”
S O C i A L L Y S P E A K i N G
The Blaze: “Doctor Theodore operated on my husband 3 years ago – another miracle. Doctor Theodore is a fine example of what makes America a Blessed Nation! Thank you Doctor Theodore and Barrows. To the young family of Micah – Miracles Do Happen and there are Angels on Earth. Love, Patti” – Miss Shamrock
Pendleton Underground: “Ever since I became a mom…I see stories like this, and I just burst into tears…always thinking about the what-ifs. I am so happy he has made such good progress.” – ~Lauren~
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