Health & Fitness


The power of love, faith, and prayers transcend beyond human knowledge and understanding, a proof of God’s existence in our lives. Well, if you don’t believe in God and miracles, here’s a heartwarming story of couple Doug and Melanie Pritchard that might change your beliefs.

It all started when Melanie was pregnant with her first child. She looked for doctors who will value the life of both her and the babies, and would fight for their survival if it was needed.

Melanie’s persistent of pursuing life serves to be the most brilliant decision she ever made.

On July 28, 2010, when she got pregnant with her second child, everything was top of the line until the day she began to labor. She started to have contraction on her 39 weeks, Melanie and Doug even walked to the hospital, where the doctor observed her contractions intervals until her water broke.
Then the nightmare started
At this is moment everything went wrong. Melanie began to feel dizzy, nauseous and then fainted though she had a normal vital sign. Then her heart rate and blood pressure hits flat as she turned cold blue. Likewise, the unborn child in the womb suffers the same fate as the mother, heart rate and blood pressure fell rapidly.

The turn of event made the situation even more critical, an emergency cesarean procedure was conducted to save the baby inside Melanie’s body as she was declared clinically dead by the hospital.
Meanwhile, her husband Doug was praying for his wife and daughter would be saved. He prayed, “Lord, I know that this is more than I can bear, which means that you have a plan and a purpose to it all. I trust in you, but please, if it be Thy will, let me hug my wife again.”

Doug never felt so desperate and scared in his life, he began to contact their families and friends, asking and begging them to pray for Melanie and their daughter. His request for prayers spread contagiously across social media. in that day, the prayer requests went viral and Melanie went number one Googled person in Phoenix and one of the top 100 subject people Twittered about. And in 15 hours, more than 150,000 people were praying and sharing the situation with the world.

The first miracle happened
Their combined prayers were answered, the baby was save by a team of doctors while another team trying to revive Melanie. Then a nurse asked Doug what’s the name of his new daughter, he replied, “Gabriella, the heroine of God.”
The family was advised to prepare for the worst and for their goodbyes, while the doctorsare trying their best to resuscitate Melanie who was considered dead for 10 minutes. They used a defibrillator 4 times and uninterrupted chest compressions but nothing. Then suddenly a sign of life emerged, a weak heartbeat was noticed.