After Kristal Carlson lost sight of her two-year-old daughter Eden, she found herself faced with a mother’s worst nightmare: her young child was floating face down in the swimming pool. And even after doctors revived Eden, it seemed unlikely that the toddler would ever recover sufficiently to be able to live a normal life. However, a medical miracle would end up changing everything.
On February 29, 2016, Kristal and her husband Chris were living in Fayetteville, a city in central Arkansas. The couple had five children, with toddler Eden being the youngest. Furthermore, both Kristal and Chris were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, and were bringing their children up to share their faith.