Baby Twins Miracle!

Parents share the remarkable healing power of prayer as their twins were given a 5% chance of living. Also, below is a written testimony from Pat and Amanda Whaley, the parents of the twins. Read and hear their powerful story on the baby girls and Gods healing hands! 

 

God DOES Answer—The Power of Prayer 

On January 9th, 2012, Pat and Amanda Whaley were blessed with two healthy twin girls, 

Addison and Peyton. The twins came exactly 1 month before their expected due date, and had 

to stay an extra week in the special care unit because they were having apneic episodes. 

Apneic episodes are when they stop breathing for long periods of time. Once the twins were 

discharged, Addison was sent home with an apnea/bradycardia monitor that would track her 

breathing and an alarm would sound if her breathing would stop for a set number of seconds.

With the girls being born in the winter, we knew we had to do everything we could to help 

prevent the girls from catching any type of cold or flu. They ended up getting a cold, which I 

didn't think was too much a cause for concern. Well on February 11th, 2012, six weeks after they 

were born, the twins were laying on the bed, and I noticed Peyton’s face was not her normal 

color—it was more of a blueish, gray color (almost dead looking). I immediately took the twins to 

their pediatrician. Both girls threw up all the way to the doctor’s office. Before the doctor would 

let us go, the girls had to be able to keep Pedialyte down for at least an hour or they would be 

admitted to the hospital. Sure enough, Peyton was not about to keep it down. 

At this point, my brother-in-law picked Addison up and Peyton and I went to the Children’s 

Hospital @ Palmetto Health where we were admitted into a regular room. As they were getting 

all her vitals, the nurses kept stopping and looking at her. This went on for about 20 minutes, 

then all of a sudden they rushed her to the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). I was sent to 

the Family Waiting Room while they ran some tests on her. About 45 minutes later, a nurse 

came to tell me my daughter has RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus), which causes infection of 

the lungs and breathing passages. In adults, it may only produce common cold-like symptoms, 

but to infants it can be deadly. 

Once they figured out what Peyton was suffering from, they immediately started to treat her-

oxygen, respiratory therapy, fluids, etc. Once she was settled in for the night, it was time to go 

home and check on Addison. When we walked in the door, her apnea monitor alarm went off in 

a way I have never heard before. She had quit breathing. I had to give her CPR and we rushed 

back up to the hospital. Sure enough Addison was diagnosed with RSV as well and was 

immediately admitted to the PICU, 8 rooms down from Peyton. 

The next morning my husband calls be from the PICU saying Peyton was being placed on a 

ventilator, her lungs were collapsing. When the team of doctors and nurses were doing their 

rounds, we asked the doctor to be bluntly honest and hold nothing back when we asked him 

how she was really doing. The doctor said, “Not good, your daughter has about a 5% chance of 

making it through this.” My heart sank and I fell to the floor and started to pray. When the team 

got to Addison’s room, I was so hesitant to even ask the doctor about her prognosis. Addison, at 

this point, was actually responding well to the oxygen and was showing signs of improvement.

The next couple of days were extremely hard for me, coming to the realization that our baby 

girls were fighting for their lives. I couldn’t hold and nurture them, which started to emotionally 

and neurologically affect me in ways I cannot describe.

Just as we thought Addison was getting better, she took a turn for the worst. Her oxygen levels 

would decrease even with the oxygen tube, so they decided to put her on a ventilator as well. 

Now, both of our little girls were having a machine breathe for them Not only that, but because 

they had been in the PICU now for over a week, they both contracted bacterial infections and 

ended up having to get blood transfusions and were now suffering from pneumonia, a far more 

serious illness than RSV. 

A few days later, Pat and I were supposed to be in Charlotte, NC for an International 

Convention. At this point, we knew we were not going to be making that convention because our 

children needed us and they are our main priority after God and our marriage. Well on Sunday, 

the last day of the convention, we received a phone call from our Mentor, Erik Ozimek, who is 

also the twins’ Godfather. He was at the Sunday Morning Non-Denominational Church Service 

and as we were listening, Dominic Seccharoli, asked the Arena if they would bow their heads in 

prayer. He started the prayer, and the next thing I know, he is praying over our twin girls! At that 

moment, as soon as he said “In Jesus’ name, Amen” Addison opened her eyes! 

After 70 +_days in the PICU, our girls were able to come home! From ventilators, to multiple IVs 

in the veins of their heads, to being pricked every hour to get blood gas tests done, to the never-

ending sounds of the monitors, to the breathing treatments, to the secretion suctioning…our 

little girls made it through by the Power of Prayer and God’s Healing Hands. 

Throughout the trials our family had to go through and the strength we had to have to be able to 

overcome those trials, two specific verses in Matthew always came to mind, “Again I say to you 

that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by 

My Father in heaven. (Matthew 18:19) and “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if 

you have faith.” (Matthew 21:22).

Addison and Peyton are now 3 years old, two little girls who were given a 5% chance of 

survival. Our little girls today are full of life are being used by God to show us all that HE is in 

control and for the LOVE he has for us all! Addison and Peyton have an amazing story they get 

to carry with them and share with the world for the rest of their lives! God has HUGE PLANS for 

our little girls! I and my family have witnessed the unbelievable power of prayer, and I want to 

personally thank you to all the prayer warriors all over the world for your prayers and believing in 

a miracle!

And Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God 

all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 NKJV)

Please pass this on to those who prayed over Addison and Peyton! I can’t begin to tell 

each and every one of you how grateful and blessed we are to be surrounded by your 

love and grace! 

God Bless you and your families,

Pat and Amanda Whaley