Two hundred years ago, an event happened that saved the life of a boy and changed the world. Such an event could only be viewed as a miracle.
7-year old Joseph’s leg was infected after recovering from typhoid and it was killing him. The surgeons knew they had to amputate his leg, and even then he might not survive.
His mother prevailed on the doctors to try one last, desperate chance—a risky experiment that only one doctor in America knew how to perform, and who just happened to be there, Dr. Nathan Smith.
Without any anesthetic, the surgery was horrific. But it saved his life—truly a miracle. It took three years to fully mend, but it gave Joseph the fortitude to endure the unbelievably difficult trials and challenges of the restoration. And he became a champion stick puller, wrestler and runner as well.
This is why we’re celebrating that miracle with the Joseph’s Miracle Run; to remember Joseph and the great legacy he began. Joseph’s Miracle Run is a 5K race that will be held August 3, 2013 at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.
We invite you to join us in supporting this remarkable event. Come run, volunteer, or lend your financial support. If you believe in miracles, if you have been changed because of this young boy, show your appreciation by supporting Joseph’s Miracle Run.
The fundraising will be used to establish an endowment at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, which was founded by Dr. Nathan Smith. This “Gift of Gratitude” will be made in the name of Joseph Smith, Jr.