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700 Club Interactive - Partners in Parenting - July 26, 2016

A two-year-old is in the hospital for 46 days, fighting for his life. See why he’s finally released. Read Transcript


Gordon: A 2-YEAR-OLD

IN THE E.R.

ABSOLUTELY THE WORST

NIGHT OF MY LIFE.

Gordon: AND DOCTORS

FEAR THE WORST.

I COULD TELL IN HIS

EYES THAT MY CHILD COULD

DIE.

Gordon: THE FIGHT FOR

HIS LIFE.

IT'S JUST ME AND YOU.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"""700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."""

" Gordon: GOOD MORNING,"

AND WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

WE'LL GET TO THAT

MIRACULOUS STORY IN JUST A

"FEW MINUTES, BUT FIRST,"

LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME NEWS

FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

BRAZILIAN POLICE ARRESTED

11 PEOPLE AND ARE HUNTING

MORE AS THEY END AN ISIS

PLAN FOR TERROR ATTACKS ON

THE RIO OLYMPICS.

A NETWORK CONNECTED TO

ISIS WAS PREPARING ACTS OF

TERRORISM AT NEXT MONTH'S

OLYMPICS IN RIO.

THERE WERE INDICATIONS

THAT THE GROUP WAS

PLANNING TO USE WEAPONS TO

LAUNCH ATTACKS SIMILAR TO

THE ATTACKS IN PARIS.

THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS

"THAT JIHADI GROUPS, LIKE"

"al-QAEDA, WERE URGING"

THEIR FOLLOWERS TO CARRY

OUT LONE-WOLF ATTACKS AT

"THE OLYMPICS, TARGETING"

"AMERICANS, BRITISH, AND"

FRENCH ATHLETES.

SECURITY AT THIS YEAR'S

OLYMPICS ARE SET TO BE

"VERY, VERY TIGHT."

" Terry: WELL, IN OTHER"

"NEWS, AN UNARMED BLACK"

FLORIDA MAN WAS SHOT BY

POLICE AS HE LAY IN THE

STREET WITH HIS HANDS UP.

NEXT TO AN AUTISTIC

"PATIENT, WHOM HE WAS"

TRYING TO HELP.

BEHAVIORAL THERAPIST

CHARLES KINSI TOLD

REPORTERS HE WAS TRYING TO

CALM AN AUTISTIC PATIENT

WHO HAD JUST RUN AWAY FROM

AN AREA GROUP HOME.

HE FOUND THE PATIENT

"SITTING IN THE STREET,"

PLAYING WITH A TOY TRUCK.

" I WAS REALLY WORRIED,"

MORE WORRIED ABOUT HIM

THAN MYSELF.

"I THOUGHT, AS LONG AS I'VE"

"GOT MY HANDS UP, THEY'RE"

NOT GOING TO SHOOT ME.

"BOY, WAS I WRONG."

Terry: OFFICERS WERE

DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE

AFTER RECEIVING A 9-1-1

"CALL, SAYING THERE WAS AN"

ARMED MAN THREATENING TO

COMMIT SUICIDE.

THEY SAID THAT CHARLES DID

"EVERYTHING RIGHT, AND THAT"

THE POLICE OFFICER WAS

"AIMING FOR THE PATIENT,"

OUT OF FEAR HE HAD A GUN

AND WAS PLANNING TO HURT

CHARLES.

THE OFFICER THAT SHOT

CHARLES RELEASED THIS

"STATEMENT: ""I TOOK THIS"

JOB TO SAVE LIVES AND HELP

PEOPLE.

I DID WHAT I HAD TO DO IN

A SPLIT SECOND TO

ACCOMPLISH THAT AND HATE

TO HEAR OTHERS PAINT ME AS

"SOMETHING I'M NOT."""

THE OFFICER SAYS HE SHOT

AFTER ANOTHER OFFICER

SUGGESTED THAT THE

AUTISTIC MAN WAS LOADING A

"WEAPON, WHICH TURNED OUT"

TO BE THE TOY TRUCK.

"GORDON, THE PROBLEM IN SO"

MANY OF THESE SCENARIOS

ARE THEY ARE SPLIT-SECOND

JUDGMENTS.

USE OF A WEAPON AGAINST AN

OFFICER HAPPENS PRETTY

"QUICKLY, IF THERE IS SUCH"

A SCENARIO.

Gordon: THEY THOUGHT

THE TOY TRUCK WAS SOME

SORT OF WEAPON THAT WAS

GOING TO BE USED AGAINST

THE CARE-GIVER.

IT ALL GOES BACK TO THAT

CALL.

WHEN YOU GET A CALL THAT

SAYS THERE IS AN ARMED

"MAN, THAT ELEVATES"

EVERYTHING.

Terry: OF COURSE.

Gordon: AND IT

CERTAINLY ELEVATED THAT

BATON ROUGE AND THAT

"CONFRONTATION, WHERE IT"

WAS REPORTED IN THE CALL

THAT THERE WAS AN ARMED

MAN WAVING A GUN OUTSIDE A

CONVENIENCE STORE.

WHEN YOU HAVE THAT

"HEIGHTENED SENSE, AND IF"

"YOU'RE A POLICE OFFICER,"

YOU KNOW -- THEY'RE

TRAINED THAT ONE OF THE

MOST EXPLOSIVE SITUATIONS

YOU CAN GET INTO IS A

TRAFFIC STOP OR A DOMESTIC

DISPUTE.

AND SO THEY COME TO IT

WITH A HEIGHTENED SENSE

"OF, YOU KNOW, AM I GOING"

TO BE HURT IN THIS?

"AND WHEN YOU ADD INTO IT,"

"IN THAT CALL, THAT THERE"

"IS A WEAPON, THAT THERE IS"

"A GUN, THEN IT'S PRESUMED."

AND A TOY TRUCK NOW LOOKS

DIFFERENT.

Terry: YOU PROBABLY

DIDN'T EVEN SEE THAT IT

WAS A TOY TRUCK IN THE

"MOMENT, WITH ALL OF THAT"

HAPPENING.

Gordon: YOU JUST

THINK IT IS AN OBJECT IN A

"HAND, AND YOU'VE HEARD THE"

"WORD ""GUN,"" AND SO YOU"

"JUST LEAP, AND YOU HAVE"

SPLIT SECONDS TO MAKE THAT

DECISION.

Terry: AND ON THE

HEELS OF SOME OF THE

RACIAL TENSION IN THE

"COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, THOSE"

ARE JUST SUCH DIFFICULT

SCENARIOS.

YOU REALLY FEEL FOR PEOPLE

WHO ARE INVOLVED IN A VERY

ACTIVE MOMENT WHERE THESE

THINGS ARE TRANSPIRING.

POLICEMEN WANT TO GET HOME

"FOR DINNER THAT NIGHT,"

TOO.

IT IS A DIFFICULT CALL.

Gordon: ONE OF THE

IMPORTANT THINGS COMING

OUT OF THIS SHOOTING WAS

THAT THE POLICE

APOLOGIZED.

I THINK THAT WENT A LONG

WAY TO DEFUSE IT.

THAT THE WEAPON SHOULDN'T

"HAVE BEEN FIRED, THE RIFLE"

SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN FIRED.

THEY WERE ACTUALLY TRYING

TO PROTECT THE MAN WHO WAS

HIT.

AND THAT APOLOGY WENT A

LONG WAY.

Terry: YEAH.

Gordon: I THINK THERE

IS SUCH A THREAT OF

"LITIGATION, THERE IS SUCH"

A THREAT OF HOW DO WE

RESPOND -- I THINK THAT

"NORMAL HUMAN INTERACTION,"

"WE'RE SORRY, WE DIDN'T"

"INTEND THIS, WE WERE"

TRYING TO PROTECT YOU --

WE DIDN'T INTEND THIS -- I

THINK THAT WOULD GO A LONG

WAY.

WE NEED TO LOWER THE

"RHETORIC, NOT RAISE THE"

"RHETORIC, BECAUSE THIS"

WITH THE CURRENT SITUATION

"IN AMERICA, I FEAR, COULD"

SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL.

YOU COULD GET INTO VERY

"SERIOUS RIOTS, WHICH I"

GREW UP WITH.

I GREW UP WITH RACE RIOTS

BACK IN THE 1960s AND

STILL REMEMBER THEM.

WE DON'T NEED THAT

ANYMORE.

WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD

"AND SAY, HOW DO WE GET A"

BETTER JUSTICE SYSTEM?

HOW DO WE GET A BETTER

POLICE SYSTEM?

HOW DO WE GET BETTER

NEIGHBORHOODS?

WOULD IT BE BETTER TO

FOCUS IN ON THOSE

"PROBLEMS, INSTEAD OF THE"

"CURRENT PROBLEM, WHICH IS"

A CLIMATE OF VIOLENCE.

> A GROUP OF POLICE

OFFICERS IN THE PITTSBURGH

AREA -- HERE IS A

WONDERFUL STORY ABOUT

POLICE OFFICERS -- THEY

PICKED UP THE BILL FOR A

MAN AND A WOMAN AT A DINER

AFTER THE COUPLE MADE IT

CLEAR THEY DIDN'T WANT TO

SIT NEAR THEM.

A WAITER AT THE DINER SAYS

THEY TRIED TO SIT THE

"COUPLE NEAR THE OFFICERS,"

BUT THE COUPLE REFUSED.

AND THEN POLICE OFFICER

"CHUCK THOMAS SAID, IT'S"

"OKAY, SIR."

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

"ABOUT IT, WE WON'T HURT"

YOU.

BUT THE MAN LOOKED AT HIM

"AND SAID, HE'S NOT SITTING"

THERE AND HE JUST WALKED

AWAY.

OFFICER THOMAS AND HIS

FELLOW OFFICERS DECIDED TO

PAY THEIR TAB.

AND WROTE THIS MESSAGE ON

"THE CHECK: ""SIR, YOUR"

CHECK WAS PAID FOR BY THE

POLICE OFFICERS YOU DIDN'T

WANT TO SIT NEXT TO.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

"SUPPORT."""

AND THEY EVEN LEFT A $10

TIP FOR THE SERVER.

OFFICER THOMAS SAYS THERE

WAS A POINT TO IT ALL.

IT WAS TO LET THEM KNOW

WE'RE NOT HERE TO HURT

THEM.

WE'RE NOT HERE FOR THAT.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

"WE WORK FOR THE PUBLIC,"

AND WE JUST WANT TO BETTER

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

THE COMMUNITY AND THE

POLICE.

AND THE OFFICERS SAID THEY

GOT A SMILE AND A THANK

YOU FROM THE COUPLE AS

THEY LEFT.

Terry: GOOD P.R.

"WELL, TWO OTHER OFFICERS,"

"POLICE CHIEF TIM PENTLEY,"

"AND PATROLMAN BRIAN,"

DELIVERED A BABY.

WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THE

"HOME, THEY HELPED DELIVER"

A BABY GIRL.

THE CHIEF SAID IT WAS A

GOOD DAY TO BE AT WORK.

"SAYING, THERE IS A LOT OF"

"BAD STUFF HAPPENING, AND"

WE DON'T WANT TO COME TO

"WORK, BUT WE KNOW IT IS"

SOMETHING WE HAVE TO DO.

THIS POLICEMEN HELPED SAVE

A LITTLE BOY FROM CHOKING

TO DEATH TWO YEARS AGO.

GOOD TO FOCUS ON THE

POSITIVE THINGS.

Gordon: POLICE

OFFICERS ARE VERY GOOD.

I WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE IN

AMERICA WITHOUT THEM.

> WE HAVE A STORY THAT

HAS GONE VIRAL.

A BRIDE AND FIANCE DECIDED

TO HONOR THEIR

GRANDMOTHERS AT THEIR

WEDDING BY HAVING THEM BE

THE FLOWER GIRLS.

"THE BRIDE SHARED WHY,"

"SAYING, MY FATHER PASSED"

AWAY FROM COLON CANCER IN

DECEMBER.

SO I WANTED TO INCORPORATE

HIS PARENTS INTO THE

WEDDING.

MY GRANDFATHER WALKED ME

"DOWN THE AISLE, AND MY"

"GRANDMOTHER, JOYCE, WAS A"

FLOWER GIRL.

I'VE ALWAYS HAD A SPECIAL

CONNECTION TO MY

GRANDPARENTS BECAUSE THEY

HELPED RAISE MY SISTER AND

ME.

AND THE BRIDE ALSO HAD A

PICTURE OF HER FATHER

ATTACHED TO HER BOUQUET.

AND THAT IS A WONDERFUL

IDEA.

I'M SURPRISED IT HASN'T

TAKEN OFF ALREADY.

Terry: IT COULD BE

TREND-SETTING.

I THINK SHE MAY A STARTED

SOMETHING.

THAT WAS WONDERFUL.

HOW GREAT TO SEE AND WHAT

A WONDERFUL WAY TO PAY

TRIBUTE TO GRANDMOTHERS

WHO OFTEN PLAY A

SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN

CHILDREN'S LIVES.

Gordon: AS YOU'RE

LEARNING.

Terry: I'M HOPING.

> SPEAKING OF WEDDINGS

"AND BABIES, WE KNOW THAT"

PARENTING CAN BE ONE OF

THE MOST DIFFICULT JOBS IN

"THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY WHEN"

THEY'RE STRESSED OUT AND

TRYING TO JUGGLE SCHEDULES

AND JUST LIFE.

DO YOU KNOW KIDS MODEL

FROM THEIR PARENTS AND

LEARN FROM THEIR ACTIONS.

WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE IF

OUR KIDS ACTED LIKE US?

TAKE A LOOK.

STOP THAT!

THIS IS THE LAST TIME

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU TO

GET UP!

STOP MAKING ALL OF THAT

NOISE!

I'M NOT TRYING TO COOL

THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD.

DID YOU WASH YOUR

HANDS?

I'M ON THE PHONE!

I'M ON THE PHONE.

" SORRY, I'M DONE."

DID YOU WASH YOUR

HANDS?

WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO?

MOM?

SO YOU'RE GOING ON A

DATE?

HAVE HER BACK BY 8:59.

8:59?

IT'S ALREADY 8:30.

" MOM, COME ON."

DON'T BE LATE.

" I SAID, GET IN THE TUB."

YOU BETTER TURN IT OFF.

THIS PLACE IS A MESS.

I'M NOT YOUR SERVANT.

STOP BEING A BIG BOY.

IT'S A MESS.

GO CLEAN IT UP.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE

TALKING TO?

I'M THE MOM.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: THAT WAS A

SOBERING PICTURE.

" Gordon: I LOVE THE,"

YOU BETTER NOT ROLL YOUR

EYES AT ME.

THOSE ARE WORDS THAT WILL

COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU.

Terry: SO WHAT

PARENTING MEMORIES DO YOU

HAVE?

Gordon: I HAVE A

MEMORY LIKE THAT PIECE.

WHERE MY BROTHER'S KIDS

DID A SKIT AND THEY

IMITATED HIM.

AND IT WAS FASCINATING TO

SEE HOW THEY VIEWED HIS

BEHAVIOUR.

THIS WAS BACK IN THE DAYS

WHEN PEOPLE GOT PAPERS IN

THE MORNING.

HE WANTED THE NEWSPAPER

AND QUIET.

"AND WE GOT THE IDEA, MAYBE"

WE SHOULD DO THAT TO THEIR

"GRANDFATHER, TO SEE HOW"

THEY VIEWED HIM.

THAT ONE DIDN'T GO OVER AS

WELL.

THAT WAS NOT RECEIVED.

[LAUGHTER]

THERE WAS NO JOY IN

THAT ONE.

Terry: THAT'S FUNNY.

Gordon: NEVER AGAIN.

HOW ABOUT YOU?

Terry: HOW ABOUT WHEN

YOUR CHILDREN SAY

SOMETHING THAT YOU

DIDN'T -- THEY'RE NOT

"REFLECTING YOU, IT'S JUST"

SPONTANEOUS.

I HAD GONE TO INDIA AND

MET THIS WONDERFUL SORT OF

"PASTOR/MISSIONARY, AND HE"

HAPPENED TO BE COMING

THROUGH HERE AND WE TOOK

HIM TO LUNCH.

AND WE HAD JUST SEEN

"""MRS. DOUBT FIRE,"" AND MY"

"SON FROM KOREA, MARCHED UP"

TO THE ADULT TABLE AND PUT

"HIS ELBOW DOWN AND SAID,"

"""I'VE ONLY BEEN A WOMAN A"

DAY AND ALREADY I'M HAVING

"HOTFLASHES."""

CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THAT?

THAT'S THE END OF THAT

MOVIE.

WE WON'T BE GOING BACK

THERE.

Gordon: THE WHOLE ART

"LINKLETTER, SAYING, ""KIDS"

"SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS."""

Terry: WHERE DID HE

GET THAT.

THAT'S PARENTING FUN FOR

ALL OF US.

"> COMING UP, WE'D LIKE"

FOR YOU TO SEE HOW CBN'S

"""ORPHANS' PROMISE"" IS"

SAVING CHILDREN.

"THAT'S NEXT, RIGHT AFTER"

THIS.

Terry: THE COUNTRY OF

GHANA IS HOME TO MORE THAN

25 MILLION PEOPLE.

FIVE MILLION UNDER THE AGE

OF 14.

IT'S ALSO HOME TO A BRAND

"NEW CENTER FOR CHILDREN,"

SPONSORED BY CBN'S

"""ORPHANS' PROMISE."" TAKE A"

LOOK.

> THESE BEAUTIFUL

CHILDREN I'M STANDING WITH

ARE DRESSED IN THEIR VERY

BEST AND FILLED WITH

EXCITEMENT BECAUSE TODAY

"WE CUT THE RIBBON ON ""THE"

"VILLAGE OF HOPE."""

[APPLAUSE]

Terry: EACH ONE OF

THEM HAS COME HERE NEEDING

A FAMILY.

THEY'LL BE IN AN APARTMENT

"WITH A MOM AND A DAD, AND"

SIX CHILDREN TO A HOME.

"THERE IS A CHAPEL, A"

"LIBRARY, A SOCCER FIELD,"

"I'M LOOKING AT, AND LOTS"

OF ACTIVITY FOR THEM.

AND AN INTERESTING STORY

"HERE, TOO, ABOUT A YOUNG"

MAN NAMED RICHARD WHO WAS

ACTUALLY EDUCATED BY

"""ORPHANS' PROMISE."" HE"

MAJORED IN AGRICULTURAL

"TECHNOLOGY, AND HE IS"

RUNNING FISH FARMS HERE

NOW THAT WILL FEED THE

CHILDREN.

I ALSO HAD THE

PRIVILEGE OF DEDICATING

THE CHAPEL WITH THE

MESSAGE TAKEN FROM PSALM

"68: ""GOD SAID, I WILL PUT"

"THE LONELY IN FAMILIES."""

WHY?

BECAUSE FAMILY IS A GOD

IDEA.

CHILDREN ARE MEANT TO BE

RAISED BY MOMS AND DADS

WHO LOVE THEM AND HELP

THEM ENVISION WHO THEY ARE

AND DREAM FOR THEIR

FUTURES.

"AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE,"

"BECAUSE IN THIS HOUSE,"

CHILDREN WHO HAVE FOUND

THEMSELVES WITHOUT THAT

ARE GOING TO BE REDEEMED

BY THE MERCY AND THE GRACE

AND THE LOVE OF THEIR

HEAVENLY FATHER.

AND WE GET TO WATCH IT.

IT IS GOING TO BE AN

AMAZING MIRACLE.

Terry: PRETTY

WONDERFUL TO SEE HOW GOD

DOES PUT THE LONELY IN

FAMILIES.

"IF YOU'RE A ""700 CLUB"""

"MEMBER, I WANT YOU TO KNOW"

YOU'RE A PART OF THAT.

BECAUSE EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD

HAPPENS BECAUSE PEOPLE

"LIKE YOU SAY, I WANT TO"

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

"FOR CHILDREN, LIKE THE"

CHILDREN YOU JUST SAW IN

"THAT PIECE, BEAUTIFUL,"

"SMART, TALENTED -- THEY"

NOW HAVE HOPE AND A FUTURE

BECAUSE OF YOUR KINDNESS

AND GENEROSITY.

SO I WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

"IF YOU HAVEN'T JOINED ""THE"

"700 CLUB,"" THIS IS A GREAT"

DAY TO JOIN.

YOU'LL KNOW THAT YOU ARE

TOUCHING LIVES ALL AROUND

THE WORLD THE MOMENT YOU

CALL.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE.

IT IS THERE ON YOUR

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

"JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT"

"TO JOIN ""700 CLUB"

"INTERACTIVE."""

"WHEN YOU DO, WE WANT TO"

SAY THANK YOU FOR CARING

"ABOUT OTHERS, AND WE WANT"

TO SHARE WITH YOU

"""""VICTORY THROUGH LIFE'S"

"STORMS""."

PAT ROBERTSON SHARES HOW

HE HAS SEEN GOD MEET HIM

EVERY TIME.

"CALL RIGHT NOW,"

1-888-777-1999.

YOU CAN ALSO LOG ON TO

700clubinteractive.com

"AND JOIN THAT WAY, IF"

YOU'D LIKE TO.

GORDON?

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO DESIGNATE THAT GIFT TO

"""ORPHANS' PROMISE,"" ALL"

"YOU HAVE TO DO IS SAY, I"

"WANT TO GIVE TO ""ORPHANS'"

"PROMISE"" WHEN YOU CALL."

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-888-777-1999.

AND THERE IS ALSO A WAY ON

"THE GIVING PAGE, AT"

"700clubinteractive.com,"

WHERE YOU CAN DESIGNATE

"YOUR GIFT, AND 100% OF IT"

WILL GO INTO THE WORK THAT

"""ORPHANS' PROMISE"" IS"

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

THEY'RE NOW IN OVER 60

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

YOU JUST SAW JUST ONE

TASTE OF IT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE

"INVOLVED, CALL US."

1-888-777-1999.

"> WELL, STILL AHEAD, A"

2-YEAR-OLD NEARLY DIES ON

A FAMILY VACATION.

HIS HEART RATE KEPT

"GETTING FASTER, AND HE"

KEPT GETTING LESS AND LESS

RESPONSIVE.

ABSOLUTELY THE WORST

NIGHT OF MY LIFE.

Gordon: WATCH WHAT

BRINGS HIM HOME SAFE AND

"SOUND, RIGHT AFTER THIS."

Gordon: ANDREW

GILBERT'S PROGNOSIS WAS

GRIM.

THE 2-YEAR-OLD HAD A

LIFE-THREATENING

"CONDITION, AND WHILE"

DOCTORS FOUGHT FOR THE BOY

"INSIDE THE OPERATING ROOM,"

HIS PARENTS DID THE SAME

INSIDE A HOSPITAL GIFT

SHOP.

Reporter: IN

"NOVEMBER 2011, NATHAN AND"

"AMY GILBERT, ALONG WITH"

THEIR TWO SONS AND

"DAUGHTER, TRAVELLED TO"

"ORLANDO, FLORIDA, FOR A"

TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD.

BUT A WEEK INTO THEIR

"TRIP, ANDREW, WHO WAS TWO"

"YEARS OLD, COMPLAINED HIS"

STOMACH WAS HURTING.

I TOOK HIM INTO THE

BATHROOM.

I HELD HIM -- HE KIND OF

COLLAPSED ON MY SHOULDER.

AND I FELT THAT HE WAS

JUST REALLY SWEATY.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

NATHAN WAS BACK IN HIS

"HOTEL ROOM, HIS EYES WERE"

ROLLING BACK IN HIS HEAD

AND HIS LIPS WERE PALE.

THEY IMMEDIATELY RUSHED

HIM TO A CHILDREN'S

HOSPITAL.

HE JUST LAID THERE.

HIS HEART RATE KEPT

GETTING FASTER AND FASTER

AND HE KEPT GETTING LESS

AND LESS RESPONSIVE.

THE NIGHT IN THE E.R.

WAS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST

NIGHT OF MY LIFE.

Reporter: E.R.

DOCTORS RAN A SERIES OF

"TESTS, A C.A.T. SCAN, AND"

"ULTRASOUND, AND AN M.R.I."

DOCTORS EVENTUALLY

DISCOVERED THAT ANDREW'S

INTESTINES HAD TWISTED.

" IN HIS CASE, EVERYTHING"

"WAS WHERE IT SHOULD BE,"

BUT THE LIGAMENT ON THE

LOWER LEFT SIDE WAS LAX.

AND SO IT TWISTED OVER ON

ITSELF.

JUST LIKE A HEART ATTACK.

THERE IS NOT BLOOD GETTING

"THERE, AND IF IT IS NOT"

"GETTING THERE, HE IS JUST"

DYING.

Reporter: HE WAS

RUSHED BACK FOR AN

"EMERGENCY SURGERY, AND WAS"

SCHEDULED FOR A SECOND

FOLLOWUP SURGERY THAT

LASTED HOURS.

THAT NIGHT ANDREW'S HEART

RATE WENT THROUGH THE

ROOF.

"BY THE NEXT MORNING, HE"

HAD BECOME SEPTIC.

HE WAS PLACED ON A

VENTILATOR AND A FEEDING

TUBE.

HE LOST ABOUT A THIRD

"OF HIS SMALL INTESTINES,"

AND THEN HE LOST ABOUT

HALF OF HIS LARGE

INTESTINES.

THE SURGEON CAME OUT

"AND HE SAID THAT, YOUR"

"CHILD'S LIFE, WE'RE GOING"

TO TAKE IT MINUTE BY

MINUTE.

HE DIDN'T SAY HOUR BY HOUR

OR DAY BY DAY.

HE SAID MINUTE BY MINUTE.

BUT I COULD TELL IN HIS

EYES THAT MY CHILD COULD

DIE.

Reporter: ANDREW

BATTLED FOR HIS LIFE IN

FLORIDA FOR OVER SIX

"WEEKS, FIGHTING DANGEROUS"

INFECTIONS AND THE

DAMAGING EFFECTS OF

LONG-TERM PAIN

MEDICATIONS.

FACED WITH THE FEAR OF

"LOSING THEIR SON, THE"

COUPLE TURNED TO GOD.

I WENT DOWN TO THE GIFT

"SHOP, AND I THOUGHT, OKAY,"

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE HERE

A WHILE.

"SO I GOT MY MAGAZINES, AND"

I TOOK THEM UP TO THE

ROOM.

AND THAT'S REALLY THE

FIRST TIME I FELT GOD

SPEAK TO ME.

"AND HE SAID, YOU CAN'T"

LOOK AT MAGAZINES.

YOU CAN'T WATCH TV.

YOU CAN'T GET ON THE

COMPUTER.

IT IS JUST ME AND YOU.

AND THIS IS GONNA BE A

FIGHT.

AND I WANT YOU TO KEEP

YOUR EYES ON ME.

AND SO I THREW THE

MAGAZINES AWAY.

I KNEW THE DOCTORS HAD

DONE ALL THEY COULD DO.

SO I WAS JUST HOLDING ON

AND KEEPING MY EYES ON

GOD.

Reporter: AMY AND

NATHAN WEREN'T ALONE IN

THEIR PRAYERS.

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE

NATION STARTED PRAYING FOR

ANDREW AS WELL.

" EVERYTHING WAS CALLING,"

MY WORK AND MY FRIENDS.

THEY WERE ALL KEEPING IN

TOUCH WITH US.

THE PRAYER EFFORT WAS

AMAZING.

GOD HAD JUST RAISED ALL OF

"THESE PRAYER WARRIORS,"

JUST FROM ALL OVER.

" Reporter: FINALLY,"

"AFTER 46 DAYS, ANDREW WAS"

ABLE TO FLY HOME TO

"KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE."

HE UNDERWENT ONE FINAL

SURGERY AND WAS HEALTHY

ENOUGH TO GO HOME 10 DAYS

LATER.

HE CONTINUED TO IMPROVE

RAPIDLY.

HIS FAMILY ATTRIBUTES IT

TO THE POWER OF PRAYER.

THE LORD MADE HIMSELF

REAL.

"HE MADE HIMSELF A LIVE,"

LIKE HE HAD NEVER BEEN AT

LIVE IN MY LIFE BEFORE.

I GOT TO EXPERIENCE

FIRSTHAND HE IS THE

HEALER.

Reporter: TODAY

ANDREW HAS NO

COMPLICATIONS FROM THE

SURGERIES AND IS A HEALTHY

6-YEAR-OLD.

HIS PARENTS SAY THEY ARE

THANKFUL FOR THE STRENGTH

GOD GAVE THE ENTIRE FAMILY

TO OVERCOME.

IT IS AMAZING TO WATCH

HIM PLAY BALL.

YOU WOULDN'T KNOW ANYTHING

WAS WRONG WITH HIM.

" SEEING ANDREW, IT IS"

JUST A TESTIMONY TO GOD'S

GOODNESS.

AND I'M SO THANKFUL.

WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE

"ANYBODY ELSE TO TURN TO,"

WHEN YOU DON'T -- YOU

"KNOW, THE DOCTORS CAN ONLY"

DO SO MUCH.

"YOU TURN TO GOD, AND HE"

WILL PROVE HIMSELF WORTHY.

HE WILL PROVE HIMSELF

WORTHY EVERY TIME.

Gordon: AND HE'LL

PROVE HIMSELF FOR YOU.

REALIZE THAT EVEN WHEN

"WE'RE FAITHLESS, EVEN WHEN"

"WE'VE GIVEN UP HOPE, HE"

REMAINS FAITHFUL.

HE CANNOT DENY HIMSELF.

GET IT.

UNDERSTAND THE VERY NATURE

OF GOD.

"HIS INNERMOST BEING, WHICH"

"IS ALL LOVE, FORGIVENESS,"

"HEALING, FAITHFULNESS."

HE CAN'T DENY HIMSELF.

"SO WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH,"

DON'T LET GOD BE THE LAST

THING YOU LOOK TO.

LET HIM BE THE FIRST

THING.

BECAUSE THE SOONER WE COME

"TO HIM, THE SOONER WE GET"

"THE ANSWER, BECAUSE HE IS"

THE ANSWER FOR EVERY HUMAN

NEED.

"NOW, WE'RE GOING TO PRAY."

"AND BEFORE WE PRAY, WE'VE"

GOT SOME PRAYER REQUESTS

THAT HAVE COME IN ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

Terry: LAUREN RIGHTS

"AND SAYS, ""I'M A SINGLE"

MOM AND MY DAUGHTER HAS

CANCER.

IT IS HARD TO DEAL WITH

THIS ALL ALONE.

PLEASE PRAY FOR MY

DAUGHTER.

SHE NEEDS A MIRACLE AND I

"NEED STRENGTH."""

"HANNA SAYS, ""PLEASE PRAY"

FOR OUR FRIEND'S SWEET

LITTLE BABY.

LITTLE DESMOND NEEDS HIS

HEART TO FUNCTION

NORMALLY.

HE IS FIGHTING FOR HIS

LIFE RIGHT NOW.

PRAY FOR SUPERNATURAL

HEALING THAT ONLY JESUS

"CAN BRING."""

"ATHINA SAYS, ""PRAY FOR MY"

"DAUGHTER, NAOMI."

HER HEART NEEDS HEALING.

SHE ALSO NEEDS TO KNOW HER

"SELF-WORTH."""

LET'S PRAY.

" Gordon: LORD, WE JUST"

LIFT THESE TO YOU RIGHT

"NOW, AND WE JUST ASK FOR"

YOUR HEALING TOUCH.

WE ASK FOR LAUREN AND THE

DAUGHTER WITH CANCER.

WE JUST LIFT THEM TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

AND YOU'RE ABLE -- YOU'RE

ABLE TO HEAL ANYTHING.

AND WE JUST DECLARE OVER

HER HEALING AND

RESTORATION.

"AND, LORD, JUST BRING"

ENERGY TO HER BODY RIGHT

NOW.

LET THERE BE A TREMENDOUS

BURST OF ENERGY AND JOY

AND PEACE IN YOU.

NOW FOR DESMOND AND HIS

"HEART, WE JUST LIFT THAT"

"TO YOU, AND WE ASK THAT"

YOU HEAL EVERYTHING

CONCERNING THE HEART.

"SPECIFICALLY THE VALVES,"

LET THEM FUNCTION

NORMALLY.

AND LET THERE BE NORMAL

BEATS IN HIS HEART.

LET EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM

BE FULL OF ENERGY AND

OXYGEN AND LIFE.

WE JUST DECLARE LIFE OVER

"DESMOND NOW, IN THE NAME"

OF JESUS.

AND THEN FOR NAOMI AND

"WHAT SHE IS GOING THROUGH,"

"LORD, JUST VISIT HER AND"

LET HER KNOW THE WORTH

"THAT YOU PUT ON HER, THAT"

SHE IS WORTH WHAT YOU PAID

FOR HER.

THAT SHE IS WORTH THE

BREATH THAT YOU PUT WITHIN

HER.

"GIVE HER THIS, LORD GOD."

"NOW, LORD, FOR THOSE WHO"

"ARE WATCHING, I JUST ASK"

THAT THE PEACE THAT

SURPASSES ALL

"UNDERSTANDING, THE POWER"

THAT YOU HAVE TOWARDS US

WHO BELIEVE IN YOUR HOLY

"NAME -- LET YOUR PEACE,"

"LET YOUR JOY, LET YOUR"

MERCY JUST ENVELOPE US AND

"BE WITH US, LORD."

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH A

"WORD FROM DEUTERONOMY: ""SO"

COMMIT YOURSELVES

WHOLEHEARTEDLY TO THESE

WORDS OF MINE.

"TIE THEM TO YOUR HANDS,"

WEAR THEM ON YOUR FOREHEAD

AS REMINDERS.

TEACH THEM TO YOUR

CHILDREN.

TALK ABOUT THEM WHEN

"YOU'RE AT HOME, WHEN"

"YOU'RE ON THE THE ROAD,"

"WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO BED,"

AND WHEN YOU'RE GETTING

"UP."""

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