Idaho's Miracle Baby 'Baby Christopher' Went Home with His Family on Friday, July 13
Contact: Pastor Jason Herring, 208-869-3335; Brandi Swindell, 208-867-1307
BOISE, July 18, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Baby Christopher Ruben was a 23-week pre-born child who faced incredible odds after his mother (Malinda) had a stroke and was being kept alive on life support.
Photo: Baby Christopher Ruben at his mother's grave. First stop after being released from the hospital. High resolution version of photograph available upon request.
Medical professionals at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center worked passionately to ensure "Baby Christopher Ruben" would be delivered safely. This would mark the first time a procedure of this kind has ever occurred in the State of Idaho. With four other hospitals having denied transfer requests, a team of doctors of St. Alphonsus courageously embraced the impossible.
Five months and nine days after Baby Christopher Ruben was born, Idaho's Miracle Baby was healthy and strong enough to be released from the hospital and went home with his family on Friday, July 13, 2018.
Jason Herring, Director of Ministry Outreach for Stanton Healthcare and spokesperson for Baby Christopher Ruben's family, comments;
"Around halftime on Super Bowl when the nation was talking about the "selfie kid" and the Philadelphia Eagle were on their way to a historic victory, history was being made in Idaho as Baby Christopher Ruben entered the world at 1 lb. 1 oz. with a cry that could be heard in the hallway. For over a week Christopher Ruben's mother had been clinically dead due to a massive stroke. Never in the medical history of Idaho had a mother incubated her son to a successful delivery while on life support." "As 'Baby Christopher' clung to life, we all clung to hope with his family as we prayed for his health, growth, and strength. Through prayer and support, the Treasure Valley and beyond stood in solidarity with this precious child."
Brandi Swindell, Founder and CEO of Stanton Healthcare, states;
"Malinda's brave commitment to her preborn son, Christopher Ruben, is one of the most heroic things I have ever seen. She sacrificed her own life for her son. This is the ultimate example of what it means to be a woman and a mother. Stanton Healthcare came alongside Malinda's family to do all that we could to ensure that 'Baby Christopher Ruben' was born healthy and strong, as we have done with hundreds of mothers over the past ten years. Stanton, the wonderful people of Idaho, and the nation are a part of Baby Christopher Ruben's extended family as we continue to pray and come together to support the family in this new season."
Baby gifts, financial donations, or cards specifically for 'Baby Christopher Rueben' can be delivered or mailed to Stanton Healthcare (3684 N Harbor Lane, Boise or contact Stanton at 208.855.5095 www.StantonInternational.org
) during the next 4 weeks and we'll make sure the family receives the items. 'Baby Christopher Ruben' will need clothes size 0-3 and up, diapers for 8 lbs. and up, wipes, toys, etc. The family deeply appreciates all the prayers and support.
For more information or interviews with the family contact Jason Herring at 208.869.3335.