Do you believe in miracles?
Do you look forward to “that” miracle to happen in your life?
You can read this story …

An eight-year-old child heard her parents talking about her little
brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no
money left. They were moving to a smaller house because they could
not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor's bills.
Only a very costly surgery could save him now and there was no one
to loan them the money.

When she heard her daddy say to her tearful mother with whispered
desperation, ‘Only a miracle can save him now', the little girl went to
her bedroom and pulled her piggy bank from its hiding place in the
closet. She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it

Clutching the precious piggy bank tightly, she slipped out the back
door and made her way six blocks to the local drugstore. She took a
quarter from her bank and placed it on the glass counter.

“And what do you want?” asked the pharmacist.

“It's for my little brother,” the girl answered back. “He's really very sick
and I want to buy a miracle.”

“I beg your pardon?” said the pharmacist.

“His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his
head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him. So how much
does a miracle cost?”

“We don't sell miracles here, child. I'm sorry,” the pharmacist said,
smiling sadly at the little girl.

“Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I can try and
get some more. Just tell me how much it costs.”

In the shop was a well-dressed customer. He stooped down and
asked the little girl, “What kind of a miracle does you brother need?”

“I don't know,” she replied with her eyes welling up. “He's really sick
and mommy says he needs an operation. But my daddy can't pay for
it, so I have brought my savings”.

“How much do you have?” asked the man.

“One dollar and eleven cents; but I can try and get some more”, she
answered barely audibly.

“Well, what a coincidence,” smiled the man, “A dollar and eleven
cents – the exact price of a miracle for little brothers.”

He took her money in one hand and held her hand with the other. He
said, “Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet
your parents. Let's see if I have the kind of miracle you need.”

That well-dressed man was Dr Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon,
specialising in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed without
charge and it wasn't long before Andrew was home again and doing

“That surgery,” her mom whispered, “was a real miracle. I wonder
how much it would have cost.”

The little girl smiled. She knew exactly how much the miracle cost …
one dollar and eleven cents … plus the love and faith of a little child.

Love yourself, love others.
Believe in the miracle and persevere.
Perseverance can make miracles happen!

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9 responses to “Miracle”

  1. What a fantastic story. The innocent faith of the little girl, manifested a miracle for her little brother. Many thanks Jim :o)

    • Jim says:

      Hi John,
      Thanks for the message and kind words. Glad that you like the story.
      Let it inspire more people.
      Have a great day!

  2. Judith Cooper says:

    A very inspirational story. I read it to my husband Donald and we both had tears in our eyes. Thanks Jim for such a happy ending.♡♡♡♡♡

    • Jim says:

      Hi Judith, thanks for sharing your feelings and thoughts.
      You can also share this story with more people to inspire them and touch their lives.
      Have a beautiful day! 🙂

  3. Dr. Sohini Shukla. says:

    Dear Jim,
    The faith of the Little girl and her innocence with the sympathetic Doctor had saved the life of her brother….The love for her brother was just the love of God…and Doctors are supposed to be next to God…..and Dr. Carlton Armstrong has proved the fact…..
    So To day also Miracles happen when there is Harmony of Mind and The heart is there…
    Dr. Sohini Shukla.

    • Jim says:

      Dear Dr. Shukla,

      Yes, miracles do happen and I’m sure you also create miracles in not just your own life but in other people’s lives as well.
      Thank you and have a fantastic day!. 🙂

  4. Thangavelu says:

    Dear Jim,

    What an impressive story to read with the tears in the eyes. LOVE is the ONLY medicine for any illnesses, serious or normal, physical or mental. It’s a miracle that I have found your sight through the gift, 101 magic seeds, I received in my mail box. When I was going through the 20th page, I thought of entering into this site and I am literally carried away with all the awesome stories those are helpful to the mankind, that too during this period of stressful life styles. Keep rocking. I am sure to take printouts of these stories and distribute among the children in the schools, if required need your permission to translate these stories into the local languages so every children and their parents can read. Hope God will help me to perform this successfully. Thank you Jim. Thanks a lot. I will be a regular visitor of this site from now on. May God Bless you with All His Might.

  5. Vincent says:

    I like the stories very much.
    Once share the one of the blind girl on a local radio station here in South Sudan where attitude of revenge is so high but the calm remark of the boy after offering his eyes to a girl who in turn refused to marry him was puzzling to the listener.

    I will choose another one for this week but don’t which among the many, to choose.

    Thanks so much Growth for excellence.

    Best Regards

    • Jim says:

      Dear Vinny,

      Thanks for your comments and also sharing the stories at your local radio station.
      This way, you can reach out to a much greater audience and also touch more lives.
      Thank you.

      There are many stories in this GrowthExcellence.com website and I’m sure there will be quite a number of stories that would be suitable for your listeners. 🙂
      Feel free to share them!

      Best regards,

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