‘I Give God All the Praises’: Ohio Woman Credits ‘Strength of God’ for Reviving Dead Toddler

NunnCOLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An Ohio woman who helped to revive a clinically dead toddler who had been struck by a car is crediting God for putting her in the right place and giving her the strength to spring into action that day.

“I watched a boy die right in front of my eyes and then came back to life,” witness Cassandra Davenport told local television station WCPO. “I literally witnessed a miracle that day.”

The incident occurred on Saturday as a 2-year-old boy in Colerain Township ran into the road and was struck by a vehicle. The child was not breathing and was lifeless.

At the same time of the incident, Angelika Nunn, a certified CPR instructor, was obtaining a ride from her brother to work. However, Nunn’s brother took a wrong turn, and the two became stuck in traffic—which was the result of the accident. Because of the mistaken turn, as Nunn sat in the car, she and her brother were approached by a man who informed them of the incident.

“A guy came up and said that a baby got hit by a car and he was dead,” she recalled.

Knowing that she had to do something, Nunn got out of the car and ran for several blocks to get to the scene of the accident.

“I just knew, if I’m blessed to know what to do, I need to help,” she said.

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But Nunn was worn out after running the distance and knew that she needed more than just her own power to help bring the boy back.

“By the time I ran down there, I was so tired, so I knew the strength that I had to pump onto him was nothing but God,” she explained.

“He didn’t have a pulse, a heartbeat, no signs of life—so I instantly just started doing the CPR and I just kept doing it,” Nunn told WXIX-TV. “As I’m pumping him, I’m saying, ‘Hey little guy. Mommy is here.’ I’m trying to jog him to breathe and to keep breathing because I was scared to death.”

By the time that an ambulance arrived, the child began breathing again.

While some are calling Nunn a hero, she said that she doesn’t think of herself as such, but rather credits God for putting her in the right place at the right time and for giving her the strength to continue CPR on the child.

“At the end of the day, I think if it wasn’t for God putting me in that position—He guided my steps,” Nunn stated. “I think He was that strength that [was given to] me to pump on him, because as I said I was so exhausted.”

“I give God all the praises for sure,” she said.

The child is expected to recover, and Nunn is offering free CPR classes to the boy’s mother and to any who were witnesses that day.

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  • Carol Cantell Moorby

    Her steps were ordained by God.,Plus she had the knowledge that people can be raised from the dead….in JESUS!

    • http://emilie.hermit.net/ Hermit

      If something is alive, it has never been dead, because death is the irreversible cessation of the emergent properties of life. People may misdiagnosed death, it happens, but there is no reversal of death except in fairy tales. There really isn’t anything to discuss here.

  • Paul Hiett

    A miracle would be if the child died and was brought back to life later through absolutely no intervention. There’s a very clear but reason why CPR works, and it has nothing to do with any deity.

    • LeftCoast

      Hey Paul, if that child came back to life with no intervention, would you be a believer? or find another scientific excuse to minimize God?

      • Paul Hiett

        It clearly depends on the circumstances. People aren’t always ‘dead’ (and please don’t quote Princess Bride). Now, you take a body in a morgue for a few days, and they suddenly wake up, yeah.

        • Disqusdmnj

          Mostly dead! ; )

          • Paul Hiett

            Grrr, argh!!!!

        • LeftCoast

          There’s an evangelist that testified about a family member got up after 2 days. They were at the funeral home praying and worshipping. I need to look it up. She could be lying but with God, nothing is impossible.

          • Paul Hiett

            2 days? Yeah…won’t be buying that one.

        • Bluesman1950

          Even then, people can be carelessly misdiagnosed as dead. Reviving spontaneously after decapitation would be quite impressive though.

      • Bluesman1950

        Let’s see what happens if you just pray, without the CPR!

    • The Last Trump

      Wow. You just can’t help yourself can you?
      Thanks again for your “support”.

    • bowie1

      How do you know God had nothing to do with it? Do you have the inside track?

      • Paul Hiett

        Do I understand how CPR works? Yes, I do…which is why that is the reason the child is alive.

        • bowie1

          I was referring to the God’s inside track. How do you KNOW that God had nothing to do with saving the toddler’s life?

          • David Cromie

            Simple, since no deist has yet given any reasonable person cause to believe in any ‘god’.

      • David Cromie

        How do you even know there are such entities as ‘gods’?

        • bowie1

          Through Logic and Reason. Like there is a builder who builds a house it stands to logic and reason there is a God who built the universe and all that there is within it – on a larger scale of course. There is even some mention of that in the book of Job about God taking measurements, and stretching the universe out like a person might stretch out a tent (scientists speak of an expanding universe.)

          • David Cromie

            …and there must be a mountain god creator, or rosebush creator god, not forgetting the venerable sun and moon gods – the list of possible ‘gods’ is infinite, if we go down your route! The argument from design has been ripped to shreds long since, even Aquinas himself had doubts about its validity.

          • bowie1

            If there is no god then the other alternative is magic – where somehow everything comes together over billions of years in just the right way (almost, because of the second law of thermodynamics which leads to decay) for life on earth. Have you ever seen anything in this world build itself like homes, cars, etc.?

          • David Cromie

            Re: your last sentence; what a stupid analogy!

          • bowie1

            But that’s what atheists believe- that the universe built itself without the help of an intelligent Designer! If you reject ID then that’s how it ends up working out.

          • David Cromie

            You have no idea, have you? Just adduce the evidence for your ‘god’, and then we can discuss its supposed attributes, on a more secure footing.

          • bowie1

            I do have an idea – a logical and reasonable one. Your position is a totally illogical and unreasonable one. The proof of a Creator is you and I, and the rest of the human race, and the universe we live in. If there was no Creator we would not exist and it would be impossible for us to exist since our ancestors could never think themselves – originally – into existence, and start the human race.

          • David Cromie

            As I say, it is impossible to ‘believe’ anything into existence. That would be illogical without supporting evidence. How do you know that we humans are not just the result of biology, for which we do have proof across all species? How do you know that the genesis of life on earth is not the result of chemicals being acted upon over millions of years – i.e. evolution, without which we surely would not exist?
            Just consider, for example, the rather specialised forms of life that abound in such inhospitable conditions as the smokies of the mid Atlantic ridge, or the hot springs in Yosemite Park, and even caustic lakes in some African countries! These seemingly ‘extreme’ local conditions, and the chemicals available in these environments have still allowed a variety of specialised life forms to evolve. You might also consider who, or what, created the ‘creator’ (and from what substance(s)), you so fervently infer existence for.

          • bowie1

            I agree with your first line and I implied that in my response. However when you speak of chemicals being acted up over millions of years how did they come into existence in the first place. What or who is the First Cause who would have to be eternal by very nature. If God were not eternal by nature how could He get from the eternal past to the here and now?

          • David Cromie

            Scientists are already working on that very issue, and some tentative answers are currently available. However, if you expect an answer that will disprove evolution you are doomed to disappointment, ab initio!

            Then you speak of a ‘god’ as though you have certain knowledge which would prove its existence, do you have that proof?

          • Bluesman1950

            If everything must have a cause, what caused god? If you deny that your god needed a cause, then it is not true that everything must have a cause, therefore no need for a god.

          • bowie1

            God is eternal and needs no cause – He simply is. For Him the past, present and future are all the one and same. God says before we came, “I AM.” Can you wrap your finite mind around that?

          • Bluesman1950

            And can you wrap your credulous mind around the idea that, if there is one entity which you say can exist uncaused, then it is not true to say that everything must have a cause? You use the necessity of cause to ‘prove’ the existence of god, but then deny the necessity of cause when applied to that god!

            Your argument is logically fatally flawed.

          • bowie1

            Can we really understand a God who has created the Heavens and the Earth and all that there is within? He is not a human being that is limited and finite as are our minds and bodies. He has chosen to reveal Himself through His Word and His Eternal Son and beyond that we can only speculate. You are limiting Him to human limitations.

          • Bluesman1950

            No, because that is just meaningless nonsense. If everything requires a cause or creator then so does god, ad infinitum.

          • bowie1

            You just don’t get it do you? Obviously your intelligence isn’t quite up to speed to understand this concept. But then…it is spiritually discerned so I can’t really blame you for your lack of understanding.

          • Bluesman1950

            Do you believe in Santa Claus? That requires the mind of a child too, so I can’t really blame you for your lack of understanding of reality or logic.

          • http://emilie.hermit.net/ Hermit

            So every snowflake has a creator? Busy god thingies you have…

          • http://emilie.hermit.net/ Hermit

            Have you ever seen a snowflake being built?

          • http://emilie.hermit.net/ Hermit

            The alternative is well understood physics. It works. No magic needed. No gods either.

      • http://emilie.hermit.net/ Hermit

        Mainly because god thingies are imaginary.

        • bowie1

          Thingies?

          • http://emilie.hermit.net/ Hermit

            God Thingies, noun plural. God thingies are anything claimed as possessing attributes qualifying them to be regarded as deities by anyone at any time, including by referring to any god thingies as deities without proving that such god thingies possesses such attributes, or indeed identifying what attributes would be sufficient and necessary to regard god thingies as deserving of being regarded as deities. In this Universe things may occur as objects (comprised of energy or matter) about which intersubjectively verifiable predictions may be made or as imaginary objects for which this is not the case. Until somebody explains what intersubjectively verifiable evidence there is for an attribute or attributes qualifying something possessing such an attribute or attributes as a deity, and then shows intersubjectively verifiable evidence that a particular god thingie or thingies exist and possesses those attributes, all god thingies will remain imaginary. God thingies are plural not only because mankind has introduced hundreds of thousands of such god thingies (billions if we include the various forms of ancestor worship) all of which are equally as valid only as imaginary objects, at least until the above conditions are met for one or more of them, but also because until the attributes of such a god thingies are fully qualified, it cannot be known whether or not such a god thingie is congruent with other god thingies.

  • LeftCoast

    Miss Nunn, thank you for your service and yes, God gets the glory for the strength he gave you to perform CPR. God placed you on that path to help that child. May God bless you, that child and the families involved.

    • Bluesman1950

      Why did god put the child in the path of the car in the first place?

      • bowie1

        Who says God put the child in the path of the car in the first place? Are you have all your marbles in the right place?

        • Bluesman1950

          Well if god placed her on that path, didn’t he do the same for the child?

          • bowie1

            You really have some dumbass ideas about how God operates!

  • Gaetan Dugas

    “However, Nunn’s brother took a wrong turn”

    No he didn’t.

    • Frank

      Amen

  • Bluesman1950

    Why bother with CPR? Why not just pray? Surely if god was doing the saving, that’s all that would be needed.

    The child was saved by the correct first aid procedure.

    • bowie1

      But also by the grace of God and no thanks to an uncaring person such as yourself.

      • Paul Hiett

        If someone knowing CPR is a miracle, I don’t think miracles mean anything anymore.

      • Bluesman1950

        I care, that’s why I’m a Community First Responder. No prayer book in my kit though!

  • Tim

    Doing good, then giving credit to God is a selfless act. I appreciate people like her. The best of our society. She is a good example.

  • bowie1

    Kudos to her – and to the Lord.