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Run Over by Dad

Thomas Burgess was playing with his brother in front of his dad's 4-ton truck. His dad never saw him when he went to move the truck and ran him over. Read Transcript


AND IMMEDIATELY I KNEW

THAT THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE

THERE, AND THAT THE BOYS

WERE THERE, AND IT'S JUST A

SICK FEELING IN THE PIT OF

YOUR STOMACH.

THAT -- OH OH, MY

GOODNESS.

Reporter: WHAT STARTED

OUT AS A TYPICAL MORNING FOR

KEVIN AND TIFFANY BURGESS

TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE.

IT IS A TERROR THAT I

WOULD WISH ON NOBODY.

YOU'RE STRUCK WITH THIS

SICKENING FEELING THAT IS HE

GOING TO LIVE.

Reporter: KEVIN

ACCIDENTALLY RAN OVER HIS

TWO SONS, TANNER AND THOMAS,

WHO WERE PLAYING AND THE

DRIVEWAY.

WELL, MY TRUCK SITS UP SO

HIGH, I COULD NOT SEE THE

TWO BOYS RIGHT IN FRONT OF

MY TRUCK.

SO I PUT THE TRUCK IN DRIVE

AND PULLED FORWARD NOT MORE

THAN THREE OR FOUR FEET AND

FELT MY TIRE RUN OVER

SOMETHING.

I REMEMBER JUST -- I HAD

SOMETHING IN MY HANDS, AND I

THINK I SCREAMED, BUT I'M

NOT SURE.

MY THOUGHTS IMMEDIATELY

WENT, I NEED TO GET TANNER

OUT SO WE CAN GET THIS TRUCK

OFF OF THOMAS.

I SAID TO TANNER, CAN YOU

CLIMB OUT.

I NEED YOU TO CLIMB OUT.

TANNER WAS ABLE TO GET UP

ON HIS OWN.

THOMAS, HOWEVER, WAS TRAPPED

UNDERNEATH THE TRUCK'S

TIRE.

I PULLED ON THOMAS, AND

GOT HIM OUT FROM UNDER THE

TRUCK.

AND IT WAS THE PANIC OF THE

MOMENT.

WE LOADED HIM INTO HIR

MINIVAN AND WE TALK OFF TO

THE HOSPITAL.

Reporter: TANNER

ESCAPED WITH JUST A FEW

SCRATCHES.

THOMAS' INJURIES WERE MUCH

MORE SERIOUS.

IT WAS JUST A LOT OF

BLOOD.

AND HE WAS CRYING.

AND THEY STARTED CUTTING OFF

HIS CLOTHES AND STUFF SO

THEY COULD REALLY EVALUATE

HIM AND SEE WHAT KIND OF

INJURIES HE HAD.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS

SOON REALIZED THEY COULDN'T

TREAT THOMAS.

SHE SAID RIGHT NOW THE

DAMAGE IS MORE THAN WE CAN

HANDLE HERE.

AND WE NEED TO SEND YOU TO

SCOTTISH RITE IN ATLANTA,

WHERE THEY'RE SPECIALIZED IN

CHILDREN.

SO THAT THEY CAN REALLY

TREAT HIM AND REALLY GIVE

HIM THE CARE THAT HE NEEDS.

YOU START GOING, WHOA,

THIS IS PRETTY SERIOUS.

Reporter: TO THEIR

DISMAY, THE INCOMING DOCTORS

WERE ALSO SKEPTICAL.

HE BROKE HIS PELVIS IN

FOUR DIFFERENT PLACES.

THAT'S AN INJURY YOU DON'T

USUALLY SEE IN CHILDREN AND

HAVE THEM SURVIVE.

Reporter: DOCTORS SAID

THOMAS WOULD SPEND A MINIMUM

OF THREE WEEKS IN THE

HOSPITAL AND POSSIBLY

UNDERGO SURGERY.

HE WOULD ALSO NEED TO WEAR A

CAST FROM THE WAIST DOWN FOR

SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS.

OVERWHELMED BY THE NEWS, THE

BURGESSES WERE DESPERATE FOR

A MIRACLE.

THAT NIGHT, I SAID, GOD,

I NEED YOU TO BE HERE.

I NEED MY SON TO BE HEALED.

I DON'T KNOW THAT I CAN

HANDLE HIM BEING PHYSICALLY

DISABLED FOR THE REST OF HIS

LIFE.

I CAN'T HANDLE STANDING

THERE AND WATCHING HIM IN

PAIN.

KNOWING THAT IT WAS A RESULT

OF SOMETHING I DID.

HE WAS SO BROKEN THAT

THIS HAD HAPPENED.

AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO TELL

HIM, LOOK, I DON'T BLAME

YOU.

I SAW THIS.

THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD

HAVE DONE.

I STILL LOVE YOU AND I'M

STILL BESIDE YOU, AND WE'RE

GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS.

Reporter: THE SEVERITY

OF THOMAS' CONDITION WAS

MORE THAN THEY COULD

HANDLE.

HANGING ON TO THEIR FAITH,

TIFFANY DESPERATELY CRIED

OUT TO GOD.

LORD, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO

PRAY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO PRAY.

I JUST -- PLEASE HEAL HIM.

PLEASE HEAL MY SON.

PLEASE HEAL MY HUSBAND.

BECAUSE HE NEEDED HEALING,

ALSO.

AND PLEASE HELP ME TO GET

THROUGH THIS BECAUSE I DON'T

KNOW HOW.

WE JUST PAUSED OUR

SERVICE AND HAD OUR ENTIRE

SANCTUARY BECOME JUST A

PRAYER ROOM.

IT WAS JUST SUCH A

TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING.

THAT JUST GOES BEYOND --

BEYOND WORDS AND

COMPREHENSION.

Reporter: GOD HONORED

THOSE PRAYERS, AND

MIRACULOUSLY, THOMAS

RECOVERED MORE QUICKLY THAN

THE DOCTORS EXPECTED.

HE WENT HOME AFTER ONLY

BEING IN THE HOSPITAL FOR

ONE WEEK, TWO WEEKS EARLIER

THAN THE ORIGINAL

PROGNOSIS.

AND HE ONLY HAD TO WEAR THE

CAST FOR FIVE WEEKS.

I WOULD SAY WE SEE

MIRACLES EVERY DAY IN THE

WAY OUR PATIENTS CAN HEAL

FROM CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

AND THIS WOULD CERTAINLY

QUALIFY.

TO HAVE A 2-YEAR-OLD RUN

OVER BY A 4-TON TRUCK,

WALKING AROUND AS IF

SOMETHING HAPPENED.

I CALL THAT A MIRACLE.

GOD CAN HEAL ANYTHING

THAT YOU NEED.

HE WENT ABOVE AND

BEYOND.

MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER

ASKED OR HOPED.

HE HEALED THOMAS.

TODAY, I DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY.

Reporter: THOMAS

BELIEVES THAT GOD HAS A PLAN

FOR HIM.

TO, UM, TELL A LOT OF

PEOPLE ABOUT HIM THAT DON'T

KNOW ABOUT HIM, AND GO TO

ALL THE WORLD TO PREACH THE GOSPEL.

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