It's time again this weekend for the Children's Miracle Network telethon, when we raise money for the children's hospital at UMC.
One of the miracle stories we'll be profiling is a little cowboy from Lovington, New Mexico, where he and his family are ranchers. Seven –year-old Sterling Decker is a true cowboy, who now has a near-death experience to tell others about around the camp fire.
It happened last fall, when the whole family was riding across the plains, Sterling was on horseback too, helping his family work cattle, when he was thrown, ending up with a head injury.
His family carried him to a highway, where he was air-lifted to UMC children's hospital.
"Oh it was awful, you know he was gone," says Jeff Decker, Sterling's father.
"When we evaluated him with the imaging studies, we saw that his brain really was like somebody who had been in a motor vehicle accident," added Dr. Tiva Kasemsri.
Sterling did not respond for days, but the story of his recovery is amazing.
We hope you'll tune in this weekend for this and many more miracle stories.
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