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Waiting for a Miracle

One Mother's Journey to Unshakable Faith

Foreword by Wayne Weible / With Ginger Kolbaba
Published by Savio Republic
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

One doctor’s journey of faith to save her two terminally ill baby girls.

Cyndi Peterson was a successful physician, wife and mother who had everything she ever dreamed of—yet true peace continued to elude her. Her quest leads her to Medjugorje, where Mary the Mother of God is reported to appear daily. After returning home newly committed to her faith, she faces every mother’s deepest fear. Her newborn baby Kelly is terminally ill.

Upon learning her next baby, Sarah, has the same diagnosis, Cyndi struggles to understand why God has asked this of her. How God moves in her life and answers her prayers will both surprise you and deepen your faith.  

About The Author

Cyndi Peterson is an accomplished physician, speaker, and mother of five. A Mohs-licensed dermatologist, she served for nine years in the U.S. Navy as a flight surgeon and entered into private practice years later after a fellowship in specialized micrographic surgery. She stopped practicing dermatologic surgery in 2001 after discovering her only daughter had months to live. Since losing her two daughters to Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Cyndi has become a renowned speaker on issues of Medjugorje, life, and the family, and has testified in Washington State against embryonic stem cell research. She has been interviewed by ETWN, Ave Maria radio, and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences to tens of thousands of people. For more information, visit her website at

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"Her story will resonate with any reader who has suffered loss and who seeks to understand why. I highly recommend this book!”

– Immaculée Ilibagiza, bestselling author of Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

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