Behind the Scenes of the LDS Miracle Story Featured on Today Show

Six weeks ago, 17-month old Bronson Staker was pronounced dead in a Utah hospital. He had drowned, when his mother Sara Staker was distracted briefly and left the room to attend to something, and returned to a nightmare--finding him face up and limp in the bathtub.

“It was horrible. It was the most helpless feeling I’ve ever had in my life,” Sara told TODAY’s Lester Holt Friday in New York. “There was no question in my mind that he was gone. He was white, his lips were blue. His eyes were rolled back.”

He had neither pulse nor breath. She tried CPR on him while she waited for the EMS team, but she couldn’t revive him—and then on the frantic ride to the hospital—neither could they.

At the hospital, Bronson was pronounced DOA—dead on arrival.

Yet last week, a completely normal and healthy Bronson played and chattered on his father, Matthew’s lap as the couple was interviewed on national television for the Today show.

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