Originally published Dec. 22, 2010
By DAN ELLIOTT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Strangers sometimes ask if they can touch 1-year-old Coltyn Hermanstorfer on the head or take his photo after he and his mother, Tracy, recovered from a near-death experience during childbirth last Christmas Eve.
"People feel that he is, like, somehow connected right directly with God," said Coltyn's father, Mike Hermanstorfer.
Mike Hermanstorfer isn't convinced of that -- "We'll find that out later in life," he said -- but he has no doubt it was a miracle, and he can understand if others want to get as close to it as they can.
"I'm not going to deny anybody," he said.