Bogotá, Colombia, Nov 19, 2013 / 12:44 pm
Updated on Nov. 19, 2013 at 3:29 p.m. MST: It was confirmed on Tuesday that baby Milagros died on the morning of Nov. 18 after nearly a week of fighting for her life.
In statements to CNA, the assistant manager of the Clinica Santa Teresita, Clemencia Castro, said the baby died from respiratory arrest after she was unable to respond to the efforts "of the medical and paramedical team." Castro added that the clinic deeply appreciates the prayers offered by the Colombian community for Milagros and hopes "to keep them for each of the babies that come to our institution."
Colombians are joining together to pray and offer Masses for a 26 week-old baby who was pronounced dead by doctors shortly after birth but awoke after ten hours in the morgue.
"No matter how you look at it, it is a miracle!" said Doctor Farid Vieira, the manager of the St. Francis of Assisi Hospital in the Colombian city of Quibdo.