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Deputy says roadside prayer for mother whose child has new heart

HOUSTON -- A Texas mother says a deputy's roadside prayer saved her child.

By the time he was six months old, 2-year-old Michael Aydan had four open-heart surgeries, including a heart transplant, but something amazing and out of the ordinary happened a little over a week ago.

Jacquelynne Olmedo and her son were on their way to Texas Children's Hospital when little Michael began to turn purple. As she began to panic, she noticed a Harris County deputy parked on the roadway, so she pulled up behind him.

As she got out of the car to explain the situation, deputy Manuel Edwards called for help and quickly grabbed her hand as he began to pray.

"He just grabbed my hand and said that God is with us and this is gonna pass," Olmedo said.

As soon as he began, she says Michael began moving around and breathing as if nothing happened.

Several hours after the incident, the deputy and his sergeant entered Michael's hospital room with toys and balloons.

Deputy Edwards, who lost his granddaughter last year, says he feels like he gained a grandson in Michael and hopes to be a part of his life one way or another.

You can follow Michael's journey at the "Prayers for Michael Aydans Miracle Heart" Facebook page.