"Miracle Child" Goes to D.C.

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

She's been called a miracle child because she almost died at just six weeks old in a house fire in Arkansas. Now that girl, 13 year old Angie Schmitt is alive and well living in Tallahassee attending Bellevue Middle School. When Angie suffered burns on her body and face as an infant--she could have died had she not been rescued by firefighter Marty Powers. Angie and her mom now call him Uncle Marty.

"He's my uncle, but he's not really my uncle. He's just, he's the one that saved me, but because he did that, we kinda act like family now." said Angie.

Leslie Schmitt, Angie's mother said, "The firemen found her on their second entry after the fire was out and it was just a total miracle. Back home when this all happened, you know, anytime when we go anywhere, it was like, 'there's that miracle baby."

Angie was selected to attend the International Association of Firefighters National Burn Camp in Washington, D-C. On Saturday she left to tour the nation's capital with her Uncle Marty. Angie will return Friday, but she will not leave until she gets an exclusive tour of the White House.

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