“I felt like I could collapse at any moment. Various times I fell down outside on the street.” The former mayor Marcos Fidel Rojas recalled a trip to Rome where he had met Pope John Paul II. He thought, “I have a friend up there. And he had Parkinson’s. Why didn’t I pray to him before? Venerable Father John Paul II: come and heal me, put your hands on my head.” Dr. Antonio Schlesinger Piedrahita certified Fidel’s complete healing from Parkinson’s disease. “Yes, John Paul II gave me the miracle of curing me. My great promise to my healer is to spread devotion to him wherever I can.”
One year ago today I delivered my son, a stillborn. For a moment he was placed in my arms quiet, blue, and limp. The midwife and her assistant then took him from me and began CPR. They could not find a pulse. He did not breathe. Following the orders of the on-call neonatologist they stopped working on him so they could call time of death. My little boy, James Fulton, 9lbs and 12oz, had been without a pulse for 61 minutes. Everyone stopped working. And then his heart started.