Unexpected Birth: 5 Years Later with Mom and Miracle

Updated: June 12, 2018 05:48 PM

Miracle was only one day old when she made her debut on Eyewitness News in June of 2013. "They think she was five weeks early, but she's healthy," Trish Staine said at the time. She was still surprised to be holding the newborn, because she hadn't even known she was pregnant.

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"I've always been skeptical of the women who said they didn't know they were pregnant. And oops, I had a baby. I thought that was impossible! And as soon as I had her, I was like, I'm a believer!" Trish added.

Now, five years later, Trish recalled, "It flew by really fast. It took me awhile to believe she was there. I was taking care of this little baby. I was still in shock for awhile, for a good six months at least!"

She had been training to run her first Grandma's half. That Saturday, she was a bit bummed to see the runners going by their home on London Road. "I took a selfie, and was like, I was supposed to be running this race!"

She's made up for it since. Since Miracle's unexpected birth, she's done Grandma's half and the full, and now is enjoying trail races. "Before, I would train on my own. After Miracle, different running groups approached me. I've really enjoyed running with them."

And she also runs with Miracle. "She really likes doing 5Ks with me. I think it's part of her DNA, she's been running since before she was born!" Trish laughed.

Miracle was a little shy when she came to our studios at WDIO.  But she thought it was pretty neat to see the story about her birth.

Trish hopes they will share the same passion for pounding the pavement for years to come. "Running, especially long distances, teaches you so much about yourself, and life, I think."

WDIO will be streaming the 2018 Grandma's Marathon LIVE beginning at 6:15 a.m. Watch on, the WDIO mobile app, and other digital platforms. 

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