Do you believe in miracles? A Cape Girardeau, Mo. family does.
They have living proof that sometimes in life, things happen that no one can truly explain.
On July 29, 2015, it was a beautiful, summer day.
“It was very hot,” said Jamie Nipper.
Nipper, and her 3-year-old daughter, Alise, headed out for a swim party with friends from school.
“Wanted to catch up and have a good time before school starts,” said Nipper.
Jamie and her daughter swam for a couple of hours.
“When we got there, it was sunny,” said Nipper.
However, the weather quickly changed.
“We saw lightning from afar, that’s when we had the kids get out of the pool,” said Nipper. “For a split second I thought…keep her life jacket on.”
But there really was no reason to do so. Everyone at the party was heading up to the patio to have a snack and fellowship before heading home. So, she took it off.
“All of the sudden I look over and she wasn’t there, where I last saw her,” said Jamie Nipper.
In a panic, Jamie ran to the water.
“I did a pool check, did not see her,” she said. “I decided to do a second pool check and saw her foot under a raft. Something took over me. I remember jumping across the pool, coming up and shouting, ‘Dial 911.’ I was praying while I grabbed her that she would start coughing as if she’d just fallen in, but when I brought her up from the water, it was evident she was without life. She was blue.”
She immediately started CPR.