Athiyalil Thomas Abraham also called Athiyalil Kunjettan was born in Kattoor family of Punkunnam. He was born with a defect of his lower libs. Both his legs were twisted. His parents took him for treatment to places in Kerala and outside but were of no avail. Once where their relatives were going to St Alphonsa’s Tomb at Bharananganam, their aunt Aleykutty advised them to take the 11 year old boy too. They did so. On reaching the cemetery, they prayed fervently on their knees to St Alphonsa, for the whole day. It was his father’s sister Aleykutty who found the miraculous healing of the boy’s legs on the second day. Vicar Rev. Fr. George Mulangattil(Sr.) of Ponkunnam Church conducted Thanksgiving prayers. The famous doctor Dr. Eppachen Kadamapuzha of Kanjirappally on examination of the boy agreed that both legs have been healed. This miracle was chosen to declare Venerable Alphonsa as Blessed. Athiyalil Thomas Abraham, who ceaselessly prayed Novenas to Sr. Alphonsa and led others to her for most of his life, is 72 years old in 2010.