There are many accounts of miraculous healings that defy medical or scientific explanation. Doctors often refuse to discuss them because they cannot even begin to explain how such remarkable changes could happen. Others believe that the power of suggestion and strong beliefs can produce such “mind over matter” transformations. But, what if the person was not even praying? What if they did not have any strong belief? What if they were unconscious and unable to pray? What if they were totally unaware of anyone else praying for them?
One such event was actually reported on the national CNN news and NBC’s Today Show. This report was taken more seriously because a photo of “an angel” or supernatural light that was witnessed accompanied the miraculous healing. The story was presented as this:
“In September of 2008, 14-year-old Chelsea Banton lay dying of pneumonia in a hospital room in Charlotte, North Carolina. She had been born prematurely with developmental disabilities and had battled serious health problems all of her life. Doctors had exhausted all treatment; the family had told her their goodbyes. All they could do now was pray for her as her life support was removed. Mother Colleen waited for her dying daughter to take her last breath. It was at that moment that a bright light appeared in the room – but only seen by people on the television screen of the room monitor. Quickly, a picture was taken of the supernatural light on the TV screen – and immediately the young girl began making a full and miraculous recovery. The doctors and nurses could not begin to explain her amazing improvement. The medical staff on duty at that time agreed that the three vertical shafts of light that suddenly appeared were not a reflection or glare from within the room. Everybody felt that an angel had appeared and saved her life.”