My son, Kyle, was born nine weeks early. He was so tiny but so strong. When I was in the operating room, they warned me that he wouldn’t cry because his lungs were not developed. But when I heard a sound a few minutes later and asked, “What was that?” a nurse replied, “Your son.” My husband told me later that he had heard it outside the operating room.
It was a long road to wellness for Kyle. Each day I was amazed by his strength and spirit. He left the hospital five weeks to the day after his birth without any monitors. The doctors called it amazing!
Unfortunately, however, he also had a hole in his heart that would need correcting by the time he was two. The doctors told us that a hole that size would not close on its own. My baby would need open-heart surgery.
My aunt told me to visualize his heart closing up and to say each day, “Kyle is heart-healthy! Kyle is heart-healthy!” I visualized and said my mantra over and over every day.
When we took Kyle for his pre-op appointment, the cardiologist ran the usual tests, the EKG, and the ultrasound of Kyle’s heart, and the hole had closed by more than 50 percent. The procedure was put off for six months with the additional possibility of a less invasive alternative to open-heart surgery. I continued to visualize my child with a healthy heart, and six months later, the hole had closed even more.
Once more the doctor said, “Let’s wait.” We waited and watched Kyle thrive. My little boy, who used to get winded when walking across a room, was now running at top speed and not slowing down to catch his breath. I continued to visualize and believe.
At our final appointment, after all the usual tests, the cardiologist came bounding into the room and said, “I never want to see you here again. The hole is closed.” He showed me the X-ray, and it was. The doctor called it a major miracle. He had never seen a hole that size close in such a short amount of time.
Because of the power of The Secret, my son has truly been given a new life.