AMAZING MEDICAL MIRACLE
Jean Boylan, Campbell River B.C
Hello dear family and friends:
Many of you know all about the horrible accident and amazing recovery of my
daughter-in-la w, Melanie. Some of you however, have not heard. Please everyone,
bear with me as I relate the events as they happened so that everyone will
understand the reasons for our great rejoicing and solid, medically verified
PROOF that God is still in the business of healing His children. This will be a
short history of what happened.
In October of 2005, my daughter-in-law, Melanie, wife of my youngest son,
Ryan and mother to my two grandchildren, Eric,(then 4 months and Isabelle, then
2 and 3/4 yrs. was enjoying the day at her parents' farm in a very remote area
of southern Saskatchewan. Melanie and Ryan went out for a ride on their horses.
Unbelievably, Melanie's horse, reared up and back, throwing Melanie to the
ground and then the horse fell onto her. My son Ryan, helplessly witnessed this
happen. Melanie knew she was critically injured. She told Ryan not to move her.
Ryan ran back to the farm to get help.
The ambulance had a 45 minute ride to the farm. One of the attendants was
a christian woman whose family knew Melanie and her family. She also knew the
injuries could be very grave. Amazingly, she had just returned from a critical
injury training seminar in the states where treating a person with massive
internal injuries was a part of the training. So she knew how to place pressure
on various parts of Melanie's body because she was hemorrhaging from bones that
had ripped throughout her body, including many veins and arteries. When she got
the ambulance call. this woman prayed to God asking that He would guide her
hands and hold her emotions so that she could be an instrument of healing for
Melanie. The drive from the farm to Regina where they had to go would be at
least 3 hours. No one thought Melanie would make it alive. BUT SHE DID! And
that's just the beginning of the many miracles God did for her. Now, in the
interest of time, I'm going to cut to the chase so to speak. Her e is a sort of
chronological history of what happened and if you think you've heard anything
amazing so far, wait until you hear what has just happened this last
October 2005,the accident happened. She was operated on that day. One of
the finest orthopaedic surgeon's in North America was visiting his family in
Saskatchewan and he was called to help in her surgery. (He just happened to be
in Regina when no other M.D. in the area had any idea of how to proceed in the
surgery of such massive brokenness!!)No one thought she would survive. She did.
Her pelvis was totally shattered. The largest piece of bone that showed up on
ex-ray was the size of your baby fingernail! She had no pelvis
I flew out to Fir Mountain to take care of my two grandchildren. Meanwhile,
Melanie continued to recover in Regina General. Initially, there were many
problems. Melanie was allergic to almost everything they needed to give her to
heal. She suff ered with horrendous pain, nausea, and no bowel movements for far
too long. The doctors believed she would be paralysed from the waist
down. Melanie did not accept that. She knew she had hundreds of people praying
for her and she kept telling the doctors she would walk out of the hospital. You
can imagine what they thought!!
After about 8 weeks, it was decided that
Melanie should be moved to a tiny hospital closer to her home where she would be
able to see her children It was though that she would recover better if she
could see her kids as she had not ever been apart from them. Remember, she had
just had a little baby boy four months previously. The hope was that some of the
bone fragments would come together and then they could surgically place steel
plates there to support her body.Once she was in Assinniboia hospital and could
see her little ones, Melanie was a great deal happier. The long term prognosis
was that she would be in hospitals for 18 months to 2 year s and have several
surgeries and then transfer to a rehab hospital in Regina for intensive physio
therapy. The goal was to get her into a wheel chair, but not many really
believed that could happen.
(Now here are two
email reports sent to us during this time to show you the miracle unfolding.
(Here is the continuation of Jeans
Hi everyone –
I was talking to Jean today and this is the latest on
Melanie. She was moved by ambulance yesterday from Assinaboia Hospital to Regina
Hospital. Tomorrow she will under go surgery to reconstruct her pelvis. The
doctors are cautiously optimistic. They could not do a MRI because of the metal
pins in her, which would be the very best way to tell the extent of the healing
in her. The next options are the different x-rays and ultra-sounds and according
to them things are looking much better then they had hoped. So they have told
Melanie and Ryan that they may not have to put the steel plates in (the plates
would help her heal but she would probably not be able to walk again) but
instead get away with pins and strips of stuff for the bone to adhere to. This
would give her a chance at life outside a wheel chair.
Her surgery will be sometime tomorrow. God has no time
schedule so please pray for her complete and speedy healing. God has done some
really cool healing and safeguarding of Melanie thus far and He is not one to
quit before a job is done. So let us keep cheering Him on as he continues work
powerfully in and through this family.
God bless and thanks a lot from Jean Boylan and Jayne
Praise God! Praise God! Hallelujah! Pra ise God! It Is a
I believe it was 6 doctors, anyway they all stood with their
mouths hanging open, initially not knowing what to do or say as they looked at
As you know from the email I sent out last week asking you
all to pray, Melanie was to have a long arduous operation to have plates put in
her pelvis or at the least reconstruction with pins and strips of stuff to
adhere bone growth on Friday. As it turned out the operation got postponed until
Saturday because one of her doctors wanted to make sure all of the blood
thinners were out of her system. Saturday as they looked at all the X-rays
preparing for what was going to be a very extensive surgery they couldn’t
believe their eyes. Apparently there had been an unexplainable regeneration of
Melanie’s pelvis. As one doctor stated, “It was a case of “rapid re-growth of
bone tissue” and one of the other doctors asked him where he got that term from.
They couldn’t believe the difference between the X-rays of Saturday and the
X-rays of one month ago. And if you remember the month old X-rays that showed
the bones coming together in the shape of a pelvis with no help was a hard one
for them to understand.
Anyway after looking at the X-rays the doctors were very
optimistic. They started the operation with much hope but apparently they were
not expecting what they saw. She was so well healed that they took out the metal
parts that she had in her that attached her to the rotisserie thing that held
her weight off her pelvis and turns her. Normally when a person has attachments
like the rotisserie thing in them there is always infection and dead tissue
caused by the intrusion of the apparatus. When they removed the rotisserie thing
there was absolutely no infection or dead tissue only bright pink healthy flesh.
This in its self is a miracle of God.
So the operation that was to take hours and hours took about
15 minutes and she was awake and coherent and taking to her parents and Jean on
the telephone within a couple of hours. Awake, Coherent and so Excited at the
news she didn’t know what to do with herself. After they did the operation they
tested her muscle tone. Now remember these are muscles that were pulverized by
the weigh of a 1500 – 2000 pound horse falling on them and have be just laying
around for the past 4 months trying to not get infection. She had above average
muscle tone. Praise God. It is a miracle. Her lead specialist told her he
couldn’t explain it but considering things were looking so good he would come in
on Monday and see if she could start putting some weight on her newly
reconstructed pelvis and muscles. Everyone was amazed. But wait there is more. I
sound like one of those commercials on TV.
Early Sunday morning in walks the doctor, apparently he
couldn’t sleep. So he starts getting Melanie to try and do things like; can you
sit-up and put weight on your pelvis, she didn’t know if she could she would
try, for the first time in 4 months she was in a sitting position. He asked if
she thought she could sit with her legs hanging over the edge of the bed; she
tried, she could. He asked if she thought she could get in a wheel chair; with
the help of a walker, she did.
Shortly after she got in the wheel chair Ryan came walking
into the room and couldn’t believe his eyes. After he stopped laughing and
crying, Melanie asked him to take her for a walk. He was gingerly pushing her
down the hall when she said go faster, he did, faster she said, he did, faster
yet she said and quickly they were racing down the hospital corridor laughing
and playing like a couple of kids. They regained control of their happy and went
down to the cafeteria and ate pizza. When they came back to her room she was a
little sore so they gave her a couple of Tylenol 3 (that is the only medication
she is on) and she got back in bed. Not bad for a first outing.
The doctors are now saying she could be home in about 2
weeks. She will still have to take rehab in Assinaboia hospital daily and go
back to Regina hospital for rehab a couple of times a month. That is what the
doctors are saying. Me I am waiting to see what God is planning.
Please forgive me for any spelling and/or grammatical
Please keep praying for God to continue moving powerfully
before our very eyes......·
God bless you all and thank you for your
continued support, love Jayne and Jean
Now, I will bring you to Feb. 14th. the day that Melanie came home to her
family! Yes, home to her family! Not only that but she would stand and take a
couple of steps. No physio was needed because they said she has already
surpassed anything they could help her with. Within 3 days after coming home,
she was up and walking around her home. When the team of surgeons saw her in
early March, the head surgeon, pointing to Melanie's ex-rays up on the viewing
board said, "This is impossible. You cannot be walking. You have NO
PELVIS!!!!!and you must be in horrible pain as you still have major healing that
takes months to happen!!" How can this be that you are standing in front of us?
Melanie replied, "I told you God was healing me. Now do you believe me?" "No"
said one doctor, it's not possible to walk without a pelvis! At that time, they
did another ex ray and an MRI . They were stunned to find what looked like dots
that were in the shape of a pelvis; an outline so to speak.
Melanie called me on June 6th to report that she had just returned from her
doctor's office. He had the latest ex ray report and was having a difficult time
giving Melanie and my son the results. He put the ex rays up into the lighted
display and there for all to see was a PELVIS just 3 weeks after only tiny dots
were seen!!! Not only a pelvis, but no breaks showed, no cracks. The only thing
not perfect is that the front of the pelvis isn't closed. Ryan and Melanie
believe that's just a matter of time too!
Melanie is functioning amazingly well. She walks a little differently and
does still have a bit of aches at the end of a long day. She just put in a
garden and built a playhouse for her children. She takes a Tylenol when the pain
bothers her!!A Tylenol-when the doctor's believed she would have to take pain
killers for the rest of her days! I have kept this much shorter than I could
have but anyone having any questions or wanting all the details is welcome to
call this overjoyed Nana and I'll happily supp ly all the details you want. By
the way, the team of 6 doctors that were on her case said that Melanie's case
will be reported in 3 medical journals as a "medical miracle"!!!!!!! How's that
for a God who cares?
To all of you reading this, have hope for your situation. God knows and
cares about you and those you love. No, He doesn't heal everyone but He does
know what we need and He cares for and loves everyone. An interesting note,
Melanie is a Catholic. She had no background that taught of a healing God in our
day. My son Ryan, a born again christian, barely believed himself. Together,
they simply asked God to make Melanie well and were prepared to accept whatever
that looked like. Not in their wildest imagination did that include a new pelvis
and a walking, functioning, healed up Melanie!! Many of us hear about miracles
that happen overseas or in some far away place to people we don't know and
rarely do we even know the person telling of th e event. Well, you all know me
and I know and have seen with my own eyes what I have reported to you. It will
be recorded in medical journals in England, Canada and the States. So, this is
really true and verifiable. Now you can say you personally know of someone God
healed against all hope. Because He did!
Blessings to each one of you. And thank you so much for your many prayers
and letters of encouragement while I was there. I'm so glad to be
Much love and blessings to you all,