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Mike Hermanstorfer was clutching his pregnant wife's hand in a Colorado hospital on Christmas Eve last year when she stopped breathing. Mike’s wife, Tracy, went into cardiac arrest during labor. Doctors told him, "We're going to take your son out now. We have been unable to revive her so we have to do this now to save the baby," he recalled.

After the C-section, some of the team rushed his wife to the operating room while the others handed him his son. He cradled his newborn but his body was absolutely lifeless. The doctors feverishly worked to revive the baby as Mike held him. Soon he began to breathe, and not long after then he learned his wife had inexplicably started breathing again.

Mike said, "My legs went out from underneath me. I had everything in the world taken from me, and in an hour and a half I had everything given to me." Mike credits "the hand of God." Tracy calls it her miracle birth.

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