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Candace and Dennis Gaines: Miracle Baby

Candace and Dennis Gaines will tell of Candace's 2008 pregnancy when no heartbeat was found for three weeks. They prayed for a miracle and got it. Their daughter Grace is now three- years-old. Read Transcript


SPEAKING OF MIRACLES,

TODAY YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET A

COUPLE WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES.

CANDACE AND DENNIS GAINES WANTED

A FULL HOUSE, SO THEY WERE

THRILLED WHEN CANDACE BECAME

PREGNANT WITH THEIR THIRD CHILD,

UNTIL DOCTORS TOLD THEM THAT

THEIR BABY'S HEART HAD STOPPED

BEATING.

I FOUND OUTIST OUT I WAS PREGNANT AT

SIX WEEKS OR SO.

AT MY TWO MONTH MARK I STARTED

CRAMPING AND EXPERIENCING

SPOTTING.

AND BY THE END OF THE DAY IT HAD

PROGRESSIVELY WORSENED.

THE ULTRASOUND SHOWED YOU

COULD SEE THE FETUS, THRU THERE, BUT THE RE

WAS NO CARDIAC ACTIVITY.

DIAGNOSIS, FETAL DEMISE.

WE BEGAN PRAYING THAT

WEEKEND.

WE WERE VERY CONFIDENT WHEN WE

WENT BACK IN MONDAY MORNING THAT

WE WOULD HAVE GOOD NEWS.

BUT THEY DIDN'T HEAR THE

REPORT THEY HOPED FOR.

AND ONCE AGAIN THERE WAS NO

HEARTBEAT.

THE SAME SITUATION, THERE WAS

NO FETAL CARDIAC ACTIVITY AND

CANDACE AND HER HUSBAND WAS BOTH

ADAMANT THAT THEY FELT THAT THIS

PREGNANCY WAS GOING TO CONTINUE.

THE DOCTOR RELUCTANTLY AGREED

TO GIVE THEM MORE TIME.

AFTER TWO WEEKS, THEY WENT FOR A

THIRD ULTRASOUND.

THINGS HAD GOTTEN WORSE.

NOT ONLY WAS THERE ABSENT

CARDIAC ACTIVITY, BUT THE BABY

HAD NOT GROWN.

THE GROWTH OF THE BABY WAS --

SHE WAS LAGGING TWO WEEKS

BEHIND.

WHERE THE GROWTH SHOULD HAVE

BEEN AT SEVEN WEEKS, SHE WAS

ONLY MEASURING FIVE WEEKS.

SO IT WAS ALL CONSISTENT WITH

WHAT WE KNOW TO BE A

MISCARRIAGE.

THIS IS THE LATEST

TECHNOLOGY, YOU KNOW, AND JUST

SEEING THE MONITOR, WHERE THE

HEART SHOULD HAVE BEEN BEATING,

THERE WAS NOTHING THERE.

THIS TIME HE HAD ACTUALLY SHOWED

US WHERE A BLOOD CLOT OR SAC HAD

BEGUN FORMING UNDERNEATH THE

FETUS.

IN THE FACE OF IMPOSSIBLE

ODDS, DENNIS AND CANDACE REFUSED

TO GIVE UP.

MY CONCERNS WERE -- AND THIS

HAPPENS -- IS WHEN A PREGNANCY

FAILS AND IT'S NOT DOING WELL,

EVENTUALLY IT CAN BECOME --

THERE CAN BE INFECTIONS OR HEAVY

BLEEDING AND HEMORRHAGE AND ALL

THESE OTHER COMPLICATIONS FROM

NOT GOING AFTER AND TAKING CARE

OF THIS.

TIME HAD RUN OUT AND THE BABY

HAD TO BE REMOVED.

THE DAY THE GAINES MET WITH

THEIR DOCTOR, DENNIS HAD ONE

LAST REQUEST.

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE "700

CLUB" CANDACE AND DENNIS GAINES.

IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU BOTH WITH

US.

[ APPLAUSE ]

OKAY, DENNIS.

WHAT WAS THAT ONE LAST REQUEST?

I REFUSED TO ACCEPT THAT THIS

BABY WOULD NOT BE BORN.

I HAD A COVENANT WITH GOD, JUST

LIKE HANNAH DID IN 1 SAMUEL.

THERE HAD TO BE SOME EVENT THAT

WOULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF

EVERYTHING WE HAD SEEN SO FAR.

I WASN'T READY TO ACCEPT WHAT

THE DOCTORS HAD TO SAY.

SO HOW DID YOUR DOCTOR

RESPOND TO YOU?

HE OBLIGED US.

HE AT THIS POINT KIND OF WANTED

TO MOVE ON WITH THE MEDICAL

PROCEDURE, AND WE WEREN'T READY,

AND WE KIND OF DRAGGED IT OUT A

FEW WEEKS.

AND WHEN I ASKED HIM IF WE COULD

ONCE MORE CHECK TO SEE IF THERE

WAS A HEARTBEAT, HE PULLED THE

EQUIPMENT OUT AND WE DID AS WE

HAD DONE WEEKS BEFORE.

AND MIRACULOUSLY THIS TIME THERE

WAS A HEARTBEAT.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE, CANDACE?

AMAZING.

AMAZING.

THIS WAS OUR THIRD ATTEMPT AT

TRYING TO CONCEIVE A CHILD.

I WAS OVER 40 YEARS OLD AT THE

TIME.

AND WE WERE FURTHER ALONG IN OUR

PREGNANCY THAN WE HAD BEEN WITH

THE PREVIOUS MISCARRIAGES.

SO WHEN THE INITIAL SYMPTOMS OF

A MISCARRIAGE BEGAN SHOWING UP,

WE WENT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM

IMMEDIATELY, AND THAT'S WHEN WE

RECEIVED THE INITIAL REPORT THAT

MY BODY WAS PREPARING FOR ONCE

AGAIN ANOTHER MISCARRIAGE.

SO TELL ME ABOUT THAT MOMENT

WHERE YOU'RE ON THE TABLE, YOUR

HUSBAND JUST SAID ONE LAST TIME,

JUST LET US HAVE ONE LAST

ULTRASOUND TO CHECK THIS OUT.

WHAT HAPPENED?

I'LL NEVER FORGET.

THE DOCTOR ALMOST POPPED OUT OF

HIS SEAT.

HE KEPT TELLING ME, LOOK, THERE

IS A HEARTBEAT.

141 BEATS HER SECOND.

AND ALL I COULD SAY IS THANK

YOU, JESUS.

IT WAS JUST TOTAL SHOCK.

WAS IT ALMOST HARD TO GRASP

IT AFTER WHAT YOU'D BEEN TOLD

OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS?

AND NOW SUDDENLY HERE'S THE

REALITY OF WHAT YOU'D BEEN

PRAYING FOR.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY.

LIKE I SAID, I COULDN'T LOOK AT

THE MONITOR.

THE DOCTOR KEPT POINTING, LOOK,

LOOK, THERE IS A HEARTBEAT.

BUT IT WAS A COURSE OF THREE

WEEKS, AND MY BODY WAS STILL

UNDERGOING SOME OF THE SAME

SYMPTOMS OF A MISCARRIAGE.

I CONTINUED TO SPOT AND BLEED.

SO IT WAS TRULY AMAZING.

WELL, WE HAVE A CLIP OF YOUR

DOCTOR'S REACTION.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

SO I WALK IN THE ROOM.

THEY WERE -- THERE WAS NO

APPREHENSION ON HER FACE.

I WAS THE ONE HAD ALL THE

APPREHENSION.

AND WE DID AN ULTRASOUND AND

THERE WAS A HEARTBEAT.

AND IT'S NOTHING SHORT OF A

MIRACLE.

WE LOVE IT WHEN WE HEAR

DOCTORS USE THE "M" WORD.

ABSOLUTELY.

I'M SURE HE WAS BLESSED BY

THAT AS WELL.

YOUR DOCTOR WAS AN AMAZING MAN

WHO REALLY SPOKE INTO THE HOPE

THAT YOU HAD AT THAT TIME.

WELL, YOUR BABY IS NOW THREE

YEARS OLD.

SHE'S WITH US TODAY,

APPROPRIATELY NAMED GRACE.

GRACE, COME ON IN HERE.

LOOK AT YOU.

WOW.

THERE'S A MIRACLE.

NOW, HOW DID THE TWO OF YOU HOPE

ON HOPE THROUGH THE WEEKS THAT

EVEN AFTER YOU HEARD THAT

HEARTBEAT, DID YOU HAVE CONCERN

ABOUT WHETHER THIS PREGNANCY WAS

GOING TO REALLY GO FULL TERM?

ABSOLUTELY.

AND FOR ME, I RELIED A LOT -- I

WAS ENCOURAGED BY MY HUSBAND'S

FAITH BECAUSE I REMEMBER HIM

DEVELOPING A STACK OF 3 BY 5

CARDS.

HE CONTINUED TO PRAY OVER ME.

HE WOULD PUT HIS HAND ON MY

STOMACH AND QUOTE SCRIPTURE

AFTER SCRIPTURE, JUST SPEAKING

LIFE INTO THE WOMB.

DENNIS, TELL US ABOUT GRACE

AND THE ADDITION THAT SHE'S BEEN

TO YOUR FAMILY.

I'M IN AWE EVERY DAY.

WITH MY FIRST TWO CHILDREN, I

WAS A STRICT FATHER, YOU KNOW,

TO THE LETTER, HERE'S WHAT WE'LL

DO AND HERE'S HOW WE'LL TURN

OUT.

WITH THIS ONE, THOSE RULES ALL

WENT OUT THE WINDOW.

SHE SLEEPS WITH US EVERY NIGHT.

SHE DRINKS MORE CHOCOLATE MILK

THAN THE AVERAGE CHILD SHOULD.

MAYBE WE SHOULD CHANGE YOUR

NAME TO GRACE.

YEAH.

WELL, SHE'S BEAUTIFUL.

GRACE, IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE

YOU WITH US TODAY.

AND SHE IS JUST A DARLING,

DARLING CHILD.

THANK YOU.

AND I KNOW SHE'S BEEN A

BLESSING TO YOU.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND IT'S A BLESSING TO US TO

HEAR HOW GOD HONORED THE DESIRE

OF YOUR HEARTS.

SOMETIMES WE FORGET THAT THE

DESIRE OF OUR HEART IS PLACED

THERE BY GOD HIMSELF, SO GRACE

REALLY IS A FULFILLMENT ON MORE

THAN ONE LEVEL.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR STORY

WITH US.

IT'S WONDERFUL.

WE WANT ALL OF YOU TO KNOW THAT

WE'VE PUT TOGETHER A GREAT

LITTLE PAMPHLET FOR YOU CALLED

SECRETS OF THE SUPERNATURAL.

THIS IS AVAILABLE TO ANY OF YOU.

THERE'S SUCH FASCINATION WITH

THE SUPERNATURAL.

GOD IS REAL.

HE HEARS YOU, HE KNOWS YOU, AND

HE WANTS TO MOVE IN YOUR LIFE.

IF YOU'D LIKE A COPY, JUST CALL

OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

BLESS YOU ALL.

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