Baby Declared Dead 'Comes Back to Life' in Its Funeral Box

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jesus raysThe doctors said they did everything they could, but the baby born at just 30 weeks in a Philippines hospital could not be saved. Medics declared the newborn dead, and informed the distraught family to make funeral plans. They handed the baby over to relatives in a carton box and an aunt was told to wait outside for the hearse to come.

What happens next is as horrifying as it is uplifting.

While waiting for the car, the aunt said she heard a baby's cry and was shocked and terrified to learn that the little noise was coming from the box.

Relatives then rushed the baby inside to the emergency room. It was put in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and provided incubation and oxygen. There are no guarantees that the child will survive, but at the very least, there's now hope.

The family, naturally, is livid with the hospital. Who declares a baby dead when, in fact, it's not? They're also unimpressed by the care the hospital has provided post-resurrection, but on some level, if not most, you know they have to be ecstatic the baby is actually alive.

The roller-coaster of emotions was likely extremely intense, but at the end of the day, the news is good: the baby has a chance at survival.

And believe it or not, the family has other examples with which to comfort themselves. In February, a baby who was declared dead came back to life 2 hours later. In November, an infant was declared dead in utero, but was born alive. And last year, a mother who was declared dead gave birth to twins 6 weeks later.

The miracle of life will never cease to amaze. It will always find a way.

What do you think?


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LostS... LostSoul88

I hope that baby survives 

nonmember avatar Kristi

I am praying this baby make it wow this mother is bless

Ïçë Gonzales

The baby comes back to life after 4 hrs. actually and few hours the baby is declared dead. They will file criminal case to the doctor who declared the baby is dead and the hospital will provide the funeral expenses of the baby. Since they neglect proper care to the baby.

Michele Ortega

Thats what I don't understand? Why is their Post care so inatiquit? They should be doing everything they can for this baby and their should also be someone with that baby 24/7. You know, God works miracles!baby gift

nonmember avatar Crystal Turnage

I am praying so very hard for this sweet angel of god. Also keeping the family of this child in my prayers. :)

Katie Kennedy

I hope that baby survives

nonmember avatar EJ

DO NOT BLAME the doctors or hospital as you all WERE NOT THERE, or where you?? did you see them work?? i doubt it. so grow up and think before you speak.
there have been several times where people have been declared death then came back to life X amount of time later.
GOD BLESS this family and their baby!!!

JennP... JennPearce

God works in amazing ways!

Aivee22 Aivee22

I heard this from my mommy (aunt). Actually, it is one of the barangays in our City. It is so sad to know that kind of service they've got in the Provincial Hospital. If I will be the mother of that child, I would be angry of what they have done, at the first place, why would they put a dead baby in the box? Why not call the parents of the baby first, (sigh). Oh well. May that baby rest in peace.

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