Screen_Shot_2014-02-26_at_8.07.28_PMTonight we bring you a success story involving a child whose family is calling him, a miracle child. In a follow-up to a story we ran exactly one year ago, we were elated to get a call from the family of then 12 year old Graciano Ramos, who, as we’ve reported, fell off a tree and sustained life threatening injuries including a fractured skull. At the time, Graciano’s diagnosis was dismal as doctors claimed that he only had a twenty percent chance of living. And while it has been a long road to recovery, we were pleased to catch up with Graciano and his family today. At home, we found the 12 year old smiling as he has defeated the odds.


Felipa Smith – Aunt


“We took him to the hospital and they transfered him to Belize and they told us that we only had 20% chances that Graciano will live but today I can say that we have Graciano 90% living and when he came out of the hospital he weighs 42 pounds and now we have him with 95% so we see the increase in his weight and he is doing good now. Before we use to brush his teeth, wash his face and clean and now he is doing everything by himself; he is trying to take off his shirt, his socks so we see a lot of improvement with him.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Now he has defeated most of his odds that the Doctor gave him in terms of his survival, how has the recovery process has been I know it must be difficult you know catering for him all day, day in and day out?”


Felipa Smith – Aunt


“Well, since Graciano came home, like how I said Graciano needed help from everyone and now he is trying to do a lot on his own that I can say from day one to now he is doing everything with a little bit of help and everybody takes care of Graciano at home and at this time I thank everybody that helped us in prayers and being with us at the time and the donation that they did, we made a radio ton to help him and again I want to tell the people thank again on what they Graciano they helped us and they helped him.”


Graciano Ramos – Miracle Child


“Am Graciano Nasario Ramos and am thirteen years old and I like to play football.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter


“Am pretty sure that you are looking forward to getting out of this wheelchair and go play?”


Graciano Ramos – Miracle Child


“Yes, I like to watch Tom and Jerry and love to play soft ball too.  I miss my friend and I would like to thank you all for everything, for the prayers and for the people who helped me.”


At the time of his incident, Graciano was a Standard 5 Student at La Inmaculada Primary School. His greatest hope he says, is being able to walk and play football again with his friends. In the meantime, therapy is crucial in making him walk again but the expense has been too much for the family. Anyone willing to assist financially can call 655-0027 or deposit donations in their Belize Bank account at 27-61-83.

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