As a parent, it can be hard to imagine ever having to rush your child to the emergency room until you’re in such an awful situation.
For the Loboda family of Tampa, Florida, such a nightmare happened all too quickly while they were away from home in Phoenix, AZ visiting family for Christmas.
At just 19 months old, poor baby Joy is fighting for her life after she fell into a pool and drowned. However, by some miracle, the little girl was saved and is expected to survive. A GoFundMe page that was set up says doctors expect she will be spending at least a month in the hospital followed by physical therapy.
“In my heart, I knew something was terribly wrong. So, I ran down to the Koi pond on the property. I ran around it four times looking between the shadows and fish for Joy. Momentarily I was relieved. But, [then] I heard the Holy Spirit tell me to run to the pool,” Joy’s dad Matt Loboda wrote on Facebook.
“I scooped Joy up and ran her out to the front gate, giving her compressions and a couple of breaths as we ran out to meet Fire Paramedics who were almost on the scene. Fire immediately took over and got to work on Joy’s tiny, cold, blue, lifeless body. My heart was broken. I was convinced she had passed,” he continued.
The tiny baby didn’t have a heartbeat for over 20 minutes and even paramedics were convinced she had passed. “Everything in me said it was too late, and she was gone, but I had to try everything I could,” said Sergeant Ronald Bryant of the Phoenix Police Department.
Thankfully, all their prayers worked and miracle baby Joy survived the unthinkable.
“Due to the expenses involved with care for their four other children, meals etc., and most of all medical expenses, we have decided to set up this GoFundMe for them,” friends wrote on Joy’s GoFundMe page.
“Please keep Joy and her family in your prayers; our God is a God of miracles!! We hope in Him for a full recovery for our sweet Joy.”
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