DOCTORS HAD GIVEN UP
ON MY SON,
BUT HE RECOVERED
AND IS HEALTHY
I am Juliana Kyung-Rim Chung and belong to the
Suknam-dong Parish in the Inchon Diocese in Korea. I have one
daughter and one son. I would like to give testimony to a miraculous
restoration of health to my son, who had been given up on by his
doctors. While he was drinking milk during lunch time at school,
some of the milk went down his bronchial tube, making him unable to
breathe for a long time. Doctors had given up hope on him, but he
recovered after drinking the water from Naju.
On December 14, 1999, I was told on the phone by
one of my sonís teachers that my son, Sehyun, a second grader, had
collapsed. He gave me the name of the hospital where my son was. I
was out of my mind, but managed to arrive at the hospital. My son
was being carried into an ambulance to be moved to a larger
hospital. He had some hoses in his nostrils. His eyes were open, but
were not moving at all.
I became aware of the possibility of losing my son.
When I called my husband and told him, he did not believe it,
saying, "Donít play a joke like that on me!" The ambulance
arrived at the largest hospital in Inchon. The doctor and nurse who
came with my son in the ambulance told the doctors at the larger
hospital that my son had been "dead" even before his arrival at
their hospital. Overhearing this, I felt as if the sky were falling
down on me and as if I were walking toward hell. In the emergency
room, they treated my son with electric shocks repeatedly, but there
was no response. There were no readings on the computer screen,
either. He was medically dead. However, I did not give up and,
together with my husband and my sonís teacher, was anxiously
awaiting the result of further examinations.
At about 6 p.m., the doctor came out and asked me
if I had other children. He said that I had better give up. Hearing
this, everything became dark. I could not see anything. I began
crying loudly. I pleaded with the doctors to keep my son alive. The
doctors had already given up on my son, but, because of my
insistence, they connected some life-sustaining equipment to my son,
inserting two hoses into my sonís nostrils and three hoses into his
mouth. At about 7 p.m., they moved him to an intensive care unit
next to the morgue. This unit, however, was a special kind of
intensive care unit where patients who had no hope for recovery were
placed. There, patients were kept alive only by artificial means. It
was only a waiting room before going to the morgue. Some of the
patients were making rattling noises in their throats. Hospital
workers repeatedly moved dead patients to the morgue. I had never
seen so many dead people. I was not scared, because the only thought
that occupied my mind was my sonís recovery. At first I had been
overwhelmed by sadness and despair, but it was gradually turning
into more resolve and hope for my sonís recovery. It was a bitter
fight with death. I could not eat anything.
Two days later, on December 16, a lay leader in my
parish who had been to Naju several times brought holy water and a
1.8 liter bottle containing the miraculous water from Naju. He
sprayed the holy water on and around my son and poured a small
quantity of the miraculous water into his mouth while he was still
unconscious. He drank the water, however, without spilling any. It
was a miracle! It was truly a miracle! I saw him drink the water
without spilling any of it. My husband came and held Sehyunís hand
and said, "If you know it is Daddy, hold my hand tightly."
Then, Sehyun did hold his fatherís hand with some grip for a while.
"Oh, my son is alive again!" I thanked the Lord and the
Blessed Mother of Naju.
The next day, I went to the intensive care unit
together with my husband, and we were told by the nurse that our
sonís condition had improved somewhat. We frequently gave him the
water from Naju and prayed. In the afternoon, I was overjoyed when I
heard Sehyun say he was hungry. It was like a dream! The nurse
brought some porridge. Who can understand the joy in the heart of a
mother who feeds porridge to her son who had been "dead"? The
doctors were also amazed not only by the restoration of my sonís
vital signs but also by his fast recovery. They said that they had
no medical explanation.
On December 20, Sehyun was out of danger and out of
the intensive care unit. He was now given ordinary food instead of
porridge. After meals and when taking medicine, he was given the
miraculous water from Naju.
On December 25, Christmas Day, he was discharged
from the hospital. Immediately, we went to the church. In the
church, children were having a Christmas carol concert. Our daughter
played the violin and sang in the choir. Sehyun was happy to see all
this, smiling all the time. Many of the parishioners came and
The Pastor also came and said, "It is
significant that you were dead for three days and, then, were
discharged from the hospital on Christmas." The doctor and nurse
at the smaller hospital, where Sehyun had been treated first, were
also amazed and congratulated Sehyun.
After Sehyunís recovery, he developed an allergy as
an aftereffect of the incident. He scratched himself a lot at night.
So, I took Sehyun to Naju on the First Saturday in April. On the way
back, after attending the overnight prayer meeting, Sehyun said that
he had never prayed that much. I was happy about the way he was
thinking. He also said, "People go to Naju for surgery in their
hearts. Through this surgery they can get rid of all the bad things
in their hearts and have only the good things in their hearts."
After the trip, his condition improved much, and he has been
sleeping well at night.
After my sonís recovery, I myself have also
changed. Before, I had been reluctant to do any work in the parish,
but now I have a more positive attitude, saying, "Lord, if it is
Your Will, use me as your instrument." My husband had been
missing Sunday Masses when he was busy with his work. Now, he not
only does not miss Sunday Masses but also goes to early-morning
Masses on weekdays. He also prays before driving.
"The Blessed Mother of Naju! Protect our Sehyun!
Thank you so much."
Juliana Kyung-Rim Chung
óFrom Mary's Touch, May 2000