By Jamey Boyum - email
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Trinity Mother Francis hospital has announced this year's Miracle Child.
21 month old Faith Wilson has been chosen to light Tyler's downtown Christmas tree after the Christmas parade December second.
Faith was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes after suffering flu-like symptoms last fall. Doctors said she was just hours from death when the diagnosis was made. She was given insulin and now wears an insulin pump, which will stay with her until a cure is discovered.
Faith's dog Ruby stays at her side and lets her mother know if her blood sugar is high or low.
Tyler's Christmas Parade starts at six o'clock this Thursday night. There is also a Christmas parade in Longview that same evening. It starts at 6:30.