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An inspirational story of two courageous, young parents in the midst of a tragic accident and the love, grace, and miracles that save three lives.


In a world that seems disturbing and increasingly out of control, Charlie and Florentina Mada share their miraculous story to boldly proclaim that God is compassionate and powerful enough to create holy miracles from human tragedies.

Charlie and Florentina Mada believe they have everything. They are wealthy, on vacation, and parents of an adorable sixteen-month-old son. Then suddenly, during a picnic at an idyllic spot along the Danube River, their son disappears. After finding him submerged in a pipe, their desperate efforts to save him are not enough. When the Madas finally arrive at a hospital, they are given time to grieve and remain by his bedside. Over the next seven hours the doctors examine their son four times each hour. No first aid or treatment is administered, and each exam finds no heartbeat, reflexes, or signs of life. Late that night, no one at the hospital is prepared for what they witness! What follows is a compelling story of miracles and divine interventions that bring these two non-believers half way around the world to the foot of the cross.

"Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?"

And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them."

Matthew 11:3-5

--Margaret J. Cotton As told by Charlie and Florentina Mada