Vietnamese Toddler Survives 7-Story Fall From Balcony

On the evening of December 7th at an apartment building in Thai Binh, Vietnam, a mother who had been caring for her 3-year-old boy had to leave their eighth floor apartment to see after some personal business on the first floor of the building. While she was out of the apartment, the boy went out to the balcony of the apartment, climbed over the edge, and fell seven stories. He ended up landing on the first floor on an iron roof overhang.

A woman living in the nearby apartment on the first floor heard the loud noise and stepped outside to see what happened. After seeing some damage to the roof she looked further to see the boy lying on the roof and then screamed for help to try to get him down. The toddler was rushed to the Thai Binh Province Children’s Hospital.

The medical staff quickly examined him with screenings, X-rays, and an ultrasound, but they didn’t find any injuries. They found him to be in “normal health.” However, they kept him overnight out of an abundance of caution. The only damage done in the incident was to the iron roof. The boy’s landing punched a hole through the overhang, leaving shrapnel on the ground below, and bent the iron bar supporting the overhang. The little boy’s survival without injury was nothing short of a miracle. There had to have been an angel sent from God to watch over him in order for the laws of science and nature to have been overridden in such a profound way.

To find out more about this story, including pictures of the damaged overhang, read the December 10 article by Valerie Mai at Vietnam Times.

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:10

(Featured image: Wikipedia photo of a church in Thai Binh.)

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