The Year’s Most Miraculous Happy Endings
This season, warm your heart with our stories of amazing resilience and miraculous recoveries.
By Reader's Digest Editors | December 2011/January 2012
R.J. Eppes: Taken by the Wind -- and Back to Earth
Reginald and Danielle Eppes are convinced their son survived his ride in the maelstrom of a tornado only by some miracle and that God was watching over them.
Read the story: Taken by the Wind -- and Back to Earth
Averie Carrion: The Snow Angel
Averie Carrion, just four years old, braved a cold, snowy night to rescue her family. Did she have a guardian angel watching over her, or is she the true snow angel?
Read the story: Snow Angel
Daniel Hernandez: The Humble Hero
Daniel Hernandez doesn't see himself as a hero. The people of Tucson, Arizona, and the nation, beg to differ.
Read the story: To Serve and Protect
Kate Ogg: The Hug that Saved her Child's Life
An amazing phenomena called the kangaroo mother care might have been what brought Kate Ogg's infant son back from the brink. Here, a remarkable miracle story about the power of mothering.
Read the story: Hugged Back to Life
Mason: The Miracle Dog
After a devastating tornado, this lost little dog's family came back to collect some belongings. They were in for a surprise that's better
described as a miracle.
Read the story: Mason the Miracle Dog
Hiromitsu Shinkawa: Saved at Sea
60-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa and his wife fled the tsunami they feared was following the devastating earthquake in Japan. Returning to retrieve items from their home was a fateful mistake.
Read the story: Swept Away
Dale Ostrander: The Boy Who Defied Death
Dozens of rescue and medical professionals helped her son, but mom Kirsten Ostrander also credits a higher power for saving her son Dale.
Read the story: The Boy Who Defied Death
Evan Stauff: A Miracle of Science
After infantile spasms worsened, baby Evan's parents thought nothing could stop them from losing their son. A miracle of science would change their minds.
Read the story: A Miracle of Science
Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle
Hurricane Irene almost destroyed the last remaining connection Patti and Scott had to their son, a memorial honoring him and two others who died during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Read the story: Standing Tall
Molly the Miracle Donkey
It looked like Molly the donkey might have seen her last Christmas after a tornado leveled her stable, but a miracle saved Skip Dunlow's family pet, and made her a star.
Read the story: Molly the Miracle Donkey