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by John White

This is the story of a little girl who modern medicine said would not live to be born, but with the aid of an unexpected miracle survived against incredible odds. It is the story of how, after she managed to struggle into life, she was confronted by more deadly threats, and how again she miraculously survived as dead body tissues inside her functioned for two years, confounding the best medical knowledge attending her. It is also the story of how a family dealt with tragedy, with the daily presence of impending death, and the guilt being a recipient of miracles can bring with it. This is a testament of life’s greatest mysteries, of the simple joy of being alive, and how one retarded little girl can bring profound insight into the deepest questions of life. It is a journey of discovery, of the glory of miracles in everyday life, and an exploration of the wonderful things we take for granted every day. God gave Lori life, and He gave her life by the incredible intervention of a series of miracles
Download Lori's Miracle epub
ISBN: 1588519317
ISBN13: 978-1588519313
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: John White
Language: English
Publisher: PublishAmerica (April 10, 2001)
Pages: 287 pages
ePUB size: 1100 kb
FB2 size: 1776 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 158
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I knew I wanted to read this book when I read the synopsis. It surpassed my expectations. Once I started to read it, I couldn't put it down. I have never been more touched by a story. Lori is a special child, who was fortunate enough to be born to special parents.
Lori was never expected to live and yet she defied all the odds. She endured operations and setbacks that were unbelieveable. Yet, she continued to survive and maintain her smile and enjoy the simple things in life.
This is a beautifully written story of adversity, hope, and most of all - love. It allows the reader into the world of pediatric hospitals and neonatal units that see miracles and heartbreak on a daily basis. I found it to be so inspirational, especially since it was written from a man's point of view. I highly recommend this book.
Hǻrley Quinn
I read Lori's Miracle and was impressed by the telling of a story that seemed to be about a family with a child who had medical problem after medical problem and how they were able to cope with it all. But I learned towards the end of the book that this was only the custodial type part of the telling. The real miracle was in how this child has come to be the miracle in the family's life because of the lessons they have learned from her. Lori is retarded and the lessons she has taught the family have impacted their lives more than anything they could have learned in a book or been instructed about by learned scholars. Lori teaches what God wants us all to know: to listen to each other and love and attend to one other. This is what I, too, learned from John White's excellent telling of Lori's Miracle. This book will move the reader to tears and give them something so profoundly simple to take away from it that I believe my life has been truly blessed because I chose to read it.
John White's book is a deeply moving story that chronicles the life and death experiences revolving around the birth and early life of Lori, God's special child.
Lori was not supposed to make it but when medicine and God combine their best efforts, Lori lives. However, it is not to a life of ease. It is a life spent in neo-natal nurseries and recovery rooms where her parents walk through the pain and the recovery with their little one. Ultimately they learn that the miracle of Lori is not her survival but that she is the celebration of the Divine in the least of us.
John says of Lori: "In her simplicity...[she] embodies the music of the universe. In her silence can be heard the voice of God (p. 272).
Included in the epilogue is a list of things that a couple who finds themselves parents to a special child can do to support each other as well as advice to people who need to know the proper response to special children.
If you can only buy one book this year, make it _Lori's Miracle_ by John White.
As a busy mother of two young children, and at present 9 months pregnant, I seldom have the time or energy to read novels. After hearing about this book, I decided to make time. I am so glad that I did! Once I opened the book, I could not put it down. The story is about Lori, the baby who can only be described as "God's baby" as John refers to her. She had multiple odds against her, yet miraculously through her many painful surgeries and obstacles continues to shine her bright smile at the world. John's insight into his family's journey is both heartwrenching and inspirational. He describes a world of uncertainty about his daughters survival, describing treatments and medical interventions that are the things of parents nightmares, yet all the while he does so with dignity and strength. I have great admiration for Johns talent as an author and a parent. Thank you for sharing your story, I wish your family well.
Lori's Miracle, the new novel by John L. White is a tender and touching story of a little girl named Lori who defied the expectations of modern medicine and physicians, and lived! This book is "absolutely wonderfull," and I dare anyone to read it.You will never look at life the same way again.