Parents Believe Prayer Healed Their Daughter on Life Support

Gemma Botelho, 4, was dancing in her Christmas play when she had a slight fever. Although her parents didn't think much of it, her health quickly deteriorated.

Only three days after her performance, the girl from Miami, Florida went pale. Her parents took her to an emergency room where she went into cardiac arrest and needed to be hooked up to a life-support machine.

Her father, Alex Botelho, and mother Lejla Szabo asked friends around the world to say prayers for their daughter at a mass the Sunday before Christmas.

During an 11 a.m. mass, people in Argentina, Brazil, Italy and the United States prayed for her. It was only three days later that she started recovering at the All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs said, "Sometimes we don't understand everything that happens in medicine. A month from now this is going to be a little bump in the road for her life and she's going to be back to doing the things she's always done."

The parents also say they learned that you need to get your child vaccinated for the flu.

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