Watch: Young Boy Says ‘Angels’ Helped Him Save Father’s Life

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A young boy in Idaho claims that angels helped him to saved his father’s life after the car he had been working on fell on him.

When asked how he somehow gained strength to free his father from being crushed by a car, the 8-year-old had a ready answer: “Angels.”

According to FOX News, the incident happened last summer while Stephen Parker and his sons, J.T., 8, and Mason,17, were working on a Toyota Prius at their home in Sugar City, Idaho.

“We were pulling the engine out of the car, and after we got it jacked up, I climbed under there to take the axels off,” Parker recalled. “The one axle came off pretty easily, but the other side wasn’t coming off.”

After his eldest went inside after cutting his hand, Parker went to adjust an axle and that’s when the car collapsed on him. J.T was the only one around who could hear him.

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“I yelled to J.T. on the other side of the car, ‘Jack it up quick! Jack it up quick!’” the father recalled. “I couldn’t move at all. I was totally trapped, and then I passed out. It was all in His hands, and I thought, ‘This is it. There’s no way he can jack up this car because it took my 17-year-old son and I both to jack it up the first time.’”

But that didn’t stop young J.T. from trying. After adjusting the car jack, the young boy began jumping up and down on the jack’s handle. Despite weighing only 50 pounds, the car began to slowly rise off of his father.

After getting the car up, J.T. ran to get his older brother, who then called 911.

Parker was in critical condition when an ambulance arrived and had a helicopter fly him to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. With no internal damages, he had 13 broken ribs but was grateful for his young son.

Once the family had returned from the hospital, Parker’s curiosity asked J.T. to try to jack up the car once more, but the boy didn’t have the superhuman strength anymore.

Could it have been angels? Parker added that he believes his grandpa and sister who passed on might have been helping him. 

Amazed by his strength and story, American Red Cross of Greater Idaho presented J.T. with one of its 11 “East Idaho Real Heroes” awards for 2017.

“This whole thing is a miracle. There's no other way to describe it,” said the boys’ mother, Jodi. “There’s no way that little boy could have done that. I just felt that it was a responsibility we now have to tell people that miracles still exist.”


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