After a couple of hours at the pool in July, a storm was approaching and it was time to get out. But mom Jamie Nipper of Cape Girardeau, MO, couldn't spot her three-year-old, Alise. "All of a sudden, I look over and she wasn’t there, where I last saw her," the panicked mother said.
When Jamie did finally find her daughter, she was blue, having been under the water. She pulled her out and immediately starting performing CPR. Ten minutes later, little Alise still didn't have a pulse. Her friend Heather Kyle, a nurse and CPR instructor, pitched in.
Though Kyle wasn't hopeful Alise would pull through, she suggested they continue CPR until an ambulance arrived. Another two minutes of compressions, for a total of 12, and Alise was back.
Still, doctors believed the damage was done. "Her lungs took on severe injury which continued to be a problem," pediatrician Jeremy Garrett explained to KFVS-TV.
Just days after a family friend created a Facebook page asking for prayers, the family got another miracle: Alise was improving so well, doctors were stunned.
"For her brain to come through this and be as functional as possible is astounding," Dr. Garrett said. "Prayer and luck and divine intervention were the key factors."
Alise was talking and even singing within days of the accident, and two weeks after being admitted, the little girl is home, having no recollection of the event that led her to the hospital.
Enjoy the video below of the recovering cutie pie singing her heart out.