This man miraculously saved my daughter's life and he doesn't even know it

It was a small gesture of kindness for him, but for us it has meant everything.

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  • This article was originally published on Anonymous Thank Yous, a site dedicated to posting stories of gratitude performed by strangers. It has been republished here with permission.

  • My daughter's soccer coach pulled her out of the game right after it started and motioned me over. I was wondering what was going on? When I got to my daughter the coach and another man had her lying on the ground. She was gray in color, and her face and hands were swollen huge.

  • In a raspy voice she looked at me and said, "I can't breathe." I instantly held her and told her to try and be calm. I had no idea what was going on but I knew she was in trouble. Another man, in a purple shirt, came over and said she was having an allergic reaction and was in anaphylactic shock.

  • He pulled out his daughter's epi-pen [miracle #1] and handed it to the other man who just happened to be an EMT [miracle #2], who quickly stuck her in the thigh. My daughter came around for a little bit and then went back into shock. Her breathing became distance and she fell limp in my arms, just then the ambulance arrived.

  • We quickly jumped into the back of the ambulance and I watched as two other men fought to save my daughter's life. I vividly remember the EMT struggling to get an IV started on her, so one of them prayed. The next poke and he got a vein [miracle #3].

  • The EMT's stayed right by my side as we got to the hospital. We watched as the nurses and doctors went to work to save my daughter's life.

  • My beautiful daughter is now 16 years old and loving life thanks to the many hands that helped save her life. A special thanks to all that helped, especially the man in the purple shirt.

  • The EMTs and doctors informed me that my daughter never would have made it if she didn't receive the first shot of epi from a totally stranger in a purple shirt. There are miracles in life every day; we just need to choose to see them.

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