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Thursday, January 13, 2011

'Miracle' Aussie baby born during deadly floods

The 'Miracle' baby they called it when a baby was born during the deadly floods that now rampaging parts of Australia. At time of difficulty, the birth of the child seems to lift up spirit and hope for some. Read on..
SYDNEY (AFP) - – An Australian woman gave birth to a baby boy as deadly floods devastated areas around her home, an official said Wednesday.

Australian media dubbed Callum Jack Wieland a "miracle baby", with Sydney's Daily Telegraph describing him as "living proof that amongst the despair in Queensland there is hope."

Officials said Callum's mother was at her home with family when she went into labour after flash floods Monday swept at least 12 people to their deaths near Brisbane.

The woman was forced to deliver the baby late Tuesday with the assistance of relatives after an emergency helicopter was unable to reach because of the heavy rain.

"She was in a semi-rural property and the roads around her had been isolated," a spokeswoman for Queensland's CareFlight helicopter told AFP.

The woman and her newborn were eventually airlifted from their home at Bright View in the hard-hit Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane to hospital on Wednesday and both were reportedly in good health.

Source: AFP News

I really hope those affected by the flood in Australia and some other parts in the world will stay strong and never stop praying and believing. Take the miracle baby story as an inspiration to all of us and don't give up!


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