A Miracle Named Angel

Posted by Spalding Hurst

March 5, 2024

Rina, a 25-year-old woman from Chapra, Bihar, arrived at Kurji Holy Family Hospital on Nov. 16, 2023, presenting symptoms of weakness and concerns about the reduced activity of her unborn child, accompanied by a decrease in amniotic fluid. Complicating matters, Mrs. Rina suffered from gestational diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and a troubling obstetric history, including three abortions and one stillbirth. This pregnancy marked her fifth, and the couple, devoid of any living children, clung to hope.

With Rina only 29 weeks into her pregnancy, well short of the typical 38 to 40 weeks for a full-term birth, doctors faced a critical decision. Recognizing the risks to both mother and child, a surgical procedure was performed on Nov. 17, 2023, at 11:40 am, leading to the miraculous birth of Angel. Despite initial challenges, Angel’s premature arrival necessitated ventilator support and later oxygen assistance during her stay in the neonatal ICU.

The financial strain on the family was considerable, compounded by their impoverished circumstances. However, the compassionate care at Kurji Holy Family Hospital extended beyond medical treatment. The hospital provided meals to the family throughout Angel’s hospitalization while the Pediatric Floor Attendants rallied support, collecting funds to alleviate the financial burden, ultimately settling Angel’s bill.

The outpouring of support continued beyond the hospital walls. Angel’s story resonated with many, prompting acts of kindness and generosity from the community. Hospital employees organized fundraising events, contributing to Angel’s care and bringing smiles to Rina’s family. Gratitude was expressed to the Sisters whose contributions helped alleviate the family’s burdens.

Angel was discharged on Feb. 2, 2024, returning home to begin a new chapter. As she embarks on her journey, prayers are requested for her continued well-being and the joy she brings to her family. The story of Angel serves as a reminder of the everyday miracles that unfold around us, prompting gratitude for the opportunity to serve those in need at Kurji Holy Family Hospital.

Princy Mathew, SCN


  1. Mirriam Tirelo

    This is Almighty God’s amazing worki in our lives, we give Him praise and Thanksgiving ❤️🙏

  2. Ann Palatty

    Angel’s story is certainly a miracle,both in terms of her leaping to new life and in seeing the generous persons who helped the family financially. God will strengthen the baby and reward the benefactors.

  3. Rosemarie Kirwan

    Such an inspiring story! And to think the family at last has their baby. The support shown by the hospital and by their employees was magnificent.

    • Basanti Lakra

      Thank you for sharing the miracle of Angel Sr. Princy! And reminding us of the miracles that happen each and every moment of our lives. I thank God for Kurji Holy Family Hospital, it’s doctors, nurses employees and other people of good will who were part of this miracle. May God be praised through the Kurji Holy Family Hospital!


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