Breaking News: Miracle in Brussels

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In the village of Sint-Gillis which is part of Brussels (Belgium), a miracle happened.

A man crippled since more than almost 1 year, is healed in a miraculous way.

The case is similar to the miraculous way in which Jesus healed a cripple man in the city of Capernaum some 2000 years ago.

The healed man of Sint-Gillis now uses the Brussels public transport to explore Brussels. Yesterday he was seen in a Brussels forest.

Scientists wonder where Jesus is.

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A Paralyzed Man in Capernaum

In the city of Capernaum there lived a paralyzed man who could not walk.

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The paralyzed man’s friends wanted to take him to see Jesus.

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The men took up the paralyzed man on his mat to take him to the house were Jesus was preaching.

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They made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.

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When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”

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And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”.

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Then he said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” And he arose and departed to his house. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.”

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http://www.ebibleteacher.com/chalmers/palsy.htm

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  1. My miracle baby by the Wallasey mum who travelled to Brussels to achieve her dream

    28 Dec 2011

    Susan Lee talks to the remarkable woman who has overcome the odds to become a mum

    CRADLING her baby boy Natalie Glascott is looking forward to the new year as a new mum – and spending every moment with the child she never thought she would have.

    It is thanks to cutting edge medical research, the skills of doctors both here in Liverpool and in Brussels and her own determination that 31-year-old-Natalie can cuddle little Nathaniel.

    Now, as she celebrates her very own dream come true, she wants to give hope to other couples who fear they may never become parents.

    “What’s happened is indescribable. I still can’t believe how lucky we have been,” she smiles.

    “I want to send a message to others that miracles can happen. We’re the proof.”

    Natalie, who lives with husband Nick in Wallasey, suffers from a genetic condition called hereditary multiple exostosis. Affecting around one in 50,000 people it means she develops bony growths which can then catch on muscles and tendons resulting in severe pain and restricted movement.

    “I had my first operation when I was about five,” remembers the trained nursery nurse who by the age of 11 had to give up most of the activities she loved like dancing and sport.

    “In all I’ve had surgery about 38 times. Things have definitely worsened as I’ve grown older, although I missed quite a lot of school because of it.

    “It is a silent condition that develops without you realising it and affects every joint – shoulders, both ankles and knees and wrists, hips and lower back. I’m on powerful painkillers but I’m in pain every day.”

    At one stage she was confined to a wheelchair for 18 months and, having been in the care of Alder Hey as a child, now sees specialist doctors in Oswestry.

    Despite her determination not to let it get in the way of life – in her teens she worked as a children’s rep abroad before her illness forced her to cut short her time away – Natalie took the decision not to have children.

    “It wasn’t about my physical health. I just didn’t want to inflict this condition on a child. I knew how guilty I would feel if I saw that child in pain and I couldn’t bear that.”

    She worked as a nursery nurse, telling herself that a career with children would be enough to fill the maternal void but admits that deep down she was hurt at the thought of never being a mum herself.

    When she met her husband Nick she told him of her condition and its repercussions. It was her mum Gill who first suggested that the issue of never having a baby wasn’t perhaps as cut and dried as she thought.

    She persuaded the couple to seek genetic counselling with Dr Alan Fryer of the Merseyside and Cheshire Genetics Service, run by Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.

    It was he who explained about preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) where embryos of prospective parents are genetically tested and only an embryo free of the genetic condition implanted.

    A sample of her DNA was sent off to doctors at the Free University Brussels, Belgium, where medics were able to isolate the mutation which caused hereditary multiple exostosis.

    The couple then waited a further 18 months while experts developed a screening test to allow doctors to see whether any subsequent embryo carried the condition.

    By late 2007 they were ready for their first round of IVF treatment, treatment supported by the Hewitt Centre for Reproductive Medicine and the Clinical Genetics Team at Liverpool Women’s.

    “I wanted to make sure I was the healthiest I could possibly be beforehand so I came off all my medication,” says Natalie.

    “I was in pain but I had a focus and I knew there was a means to an end.”

    But because of complications with the fertility drugs the cycle had to be abandoned.

    “We were gutted. We’d told everyone what was happening and when in Brussels people were texting and sending messages but it was all to no avail.

    “I can remember sitting in a bath and just crying. I didn’t think we could go through it again.”

    Worse, in the weeks and months that followed her health deteriorated.

    “We still had all the medication in the fridge though and later that year I noticed that the use-by was approaching. It seemed such a waste so we thought we’d give it a go. We felt it was now or never.”

    Travelling back to Brussels, this time in a wheelchair, the couple again began treatment. This time things went better, her eggs were harvested and fertilised eggs, screened and re-implanted.

    “I was due to take a pregnancy test a fortnight later, on a Friday, but a few days before I woke up feeling dreadful. I thought, ‘this is morning sickness’.”

    Three positive pregnancy tests later Natalie and Nick finally realised the truth – they were going to be parents.

    “I just remember thinking, ‘oh my God, it’s happened. It was surreal.”

    Nathaniel was born in July by elective caesarian weighing 7lbs. He is believed to be the first child to be born in the UK following PGD for hereditary multiple exostosis.

    “I didn’t even have paracetamol in my pregnancy and the bigger I got the more uncomfortable it became. Towards the end I could barely walk but it was absolutely all worth it.”

    Now Natalie is looking forward to 2012 as a new mum and hasn’t ruled out trying for a brother or sister for their son.

    “We have one screened embryo left so never say never. We’ve had one miracle happen so why not another?

    “For now though I just want to enjoy every moment I can with Nathaniel. I am still in pain every day but he’s such a joy that he makes me forget it

    “It’s been a long journey but he’s been a wonderful prize at the end of it.”

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/miracle-baby-wallasey-mum-who-3358606

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