A Walking Miracle
By JAMIE PATTERSON
The tiny newborn was put aside as the doctor explained to his mother that he didn’t make it.
Arriving four months earlier than expected, the baby could fit inside the palm of a hand.
There was no movement, no hope.
That was until his mother asked to see him one more time. Twenty minutes later, the nurses took the baby for a bath so that he could be cleaned for one last moment with his mother.
As they placed the child into the water, he began to cry. It was a miracle.
Jack Robinson was that miracle.
Today the 18-year-old Benton Academy sophomore serves as an inspiration to everyone he meets. Humorous and driven, he had already left a mark on so many others in his short life – a life that almost never happened.
“God just planned for him to be here,” said Shawn McCoy, Jack’s aunt.
Jack’s journey began on October 16, 1993. It was his grandmother’s birthday. His aunt Shawn was at an Ole Miss game.
Jack’s mother went into labor four months early. He wasn’t supposed to arrive until February.
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