Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 19, 2012
Better Endings New Beginnings publishes stories to change hearts. By Christmas, a once struggling middle-income family had fallen into poverty with hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical bills to save their tiny daughter, born with a severe form of Noonan Syndrome, the family was desperate. Their baby was critically ill. Their cupboards were bare. They had no gifts to give. The parents skipped meals to feed their children. Ann boiled water on the stove. All were shivering in the cold house. Jim was soon to be unemployed. Their baby, Becca, lay in ICU dying, she was much too sick to be held. The doctors believed she had little chance of survival. Twenty-three years ago in 1989, with five children and a dying baby, the Yurcek's were in need of a miracle.
On Christmas Eve, Ann prayed for a miracle. "We may not have gifts, but what we do have is family. We need hope, my baby cannot die on Christmas." And they left their tiny baby in the hospital to journey home to a dark house.
As they pulled up into the driveway, their car lights illuminated more than a dozen black stuffed garbage bags. Marissa, age 5, asked, "Why did Santa leave presents on the steps?" Ian, age 7 answered, "With all of this dummy there was no way Santa could come down the chimney," and Kristi, age 10 added, "Besides the door is locked." The bags were filled with gifts and groceries and that provided the hope Ann had prayed for. But, miracles didn't stop at the doorstep, a phone call from the hospital announced Becca's condition had been upgraded and she was stable. Later they discovered an unknown Santa paid their utility bills. To this day, the family has no idea who Santa was.
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