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Monday, February 22, 2010

Teen with lost in woods for 4 days ... a happy ending.

As the days stretched on and scores of rescuers came back from their grid searches of the West Virginia wilderness with nothing to report, Karen Allen’s hopes of finding her autistic son, Jacob, alive never faltered.

The weather, chilly at first, grew warmer by the day, and that to her was a sign that a greater power was watching out for Jacob.

“We knew that God had something in this for us,” she told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer during a live interview via satellite on Friday. “Every day the weather got warmer and warmer and warmer — it was as if God breathed his warm breath down on us.”

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