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The Power of a Mother's Prayers

Dwight Fremont was in a logging accident where a skidder rolled over him. Things were looking grim until his mom called The 700 Club Read Transcript


Reporter: LUMBERJACK,

WOOD CUTTER, THIS DANGEROUS

OCCUPATION GOES BY MANY

NAMES, BUT IF?

FREMONT, HE'LL TELL YOU HE'S

A LOGGER, A PROUD LOGGER

FROM MONTANA.

I GREW UP IN A LOGGER

FAMILY.

MY DAD LOGGED HIS WHOLE

LIFE, AND THAT'S ALL WE'VE

EVER KNOWN.

HIS DAD LOGGED IN

WISCONSIN.

Reporter: DWIGHT HAS

HAD MORE THAN HIS SHARE OF

INJURIES, BUT WHAT HAPPENED

ONE SUMMER DAY IN 2001

NEARLY COST HIM HIS LIFE.

AROUND 9:00 IN THE MORNING,

DWIGHT STARTED HIS SKIDDER

AND BEGAN HAULING HIS LOAD

TO THE LANDING AT THE TOP OF

THE HILL.

I BELIEVE ABOUT THE THIRD

TRIP DOWN THE HILL, AND I

HOOKED THE TREES UP, AND

WHEN I WAS GOING UP THE

HILL, THAT'S WHEN THE

PROBLEM STARTED.

Reporter: HALF WAY UP

THE STEEP HILL, THE SKIDDER

BEGAN TO ROLL BACK.

WHEN I PUT THE BRAKES ON

TO HOLD IT THERE, THE BRAKE

LINKAGE BROKE.

AND THE SKIDDER BEGAN TO

FREE WHEEL BACKWARDS OFF THE

HILL, AS FAST AS IT COULD

GO.

IN A SPLIT INSTANT, I

DECIDED JUST TO BAIL OUT.

WHEN I JUMPED OFF, THE

MACHINE WAS ALREADY CRASHING

DOWN THE HILL.

WHEN I WENT TO JUMP OFF, MY

FEET APPARENTLY SLIPPED AND

I WENT RIGHT UNDER THE FRONT

WHEEL.

Reporter: THE 14-TON

SKIDDER CRUSHED DWIGHT AND

THEN CONTINUED ITS ROLL DOWN

THE HILL.

I SAT UP, AND WHEN I

TRIED TO SIT UP, I COULD

FEEL INTERNALLY A LOT OF

THINGS MOVING AROUND.

I KNEW I WAS INTERNALLY HURT

REAL BAD.

Reporter: DWIGHT'S DAD,

DWAYNE, WAS WORKING NEARBY.

HE RAN TO THE TOP OF THE

LANDING TO CHECK ON HIS

SON.

I COULD SEE HIS SKIDDER

TIPPED OVER, WAY DOWN IN

THERE.

LORD, PLEASE DON'T LET HIM

BE UNDER THERE.

HE KNEW THAT SOMETHING

BAD HAD HAPPENED.

AND I SAID, I KNOW I NEED A

HELICOPTER.

I KNEW I WAS ALL BROKEN UP

INSIDE.

Reporter: DWAYNE KNEW

IF HE TRIED TO MOVE DWIGHT,

HE COULD MAKE HIS INJURIES

WORSE.

HE DESPERATELY WANTED TO

STAY BY HIS SIDE, BUT IF HIS

SON HAD ANY HOPE OF

SURVIVING, HE WOULD HAVE TO

LEAVE AND GET HELP.

I RAN OUT OF THERE AND

GOT IN HIS PICKUP, AND DROVE

UP OUT OF THERE, AND WAS

PRAYING ALL THE WAY THERE

WOULD BE SOMEBODY AT THE

RANCH.

AND THE RANCH LADY WAS

HOME.

HE WAS PRAYING ON THE

WAY, AND SURE ENOUGH, THERE

WAS A LADY THERE.

SHE DIALED 9-1-1 AND TRIED

TO GET SOME EMERGENCY PEOPLE

COMING.

Reporter: TWO EMERGENCY

VEHICLES WERE DISPATCHED, AN

AMBULANCE FROM LIVINGSTON

THAT WAS 50 MILES AWAY, AND

A HELICOPTER FROM BILLINGS,

THAT HAD TO TRAVEL

140 MILES.

DWAYNE CALLED HIS WIFE LOIS

AND RETURNED TO HIS SON.

I BELIEVE IT WAS ABOUT AN

HOUR BEFORE HE GOT BACK.

HE CAME DOWN AND HE SORT OF

SHOOK ME AND SAID KIND OF

LOUD, DWIGHT, CAN YOU HEAR

ME?

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

HE SAID, I'M OKAY, DAD,

HE SAID.

THAT'S THE BEST WORDS I

HEARD IN MY LIFE.

I DON'T CONSCIOUSLY

REMEMBER SAYING IT, BUT HE

TOLD ME I SAID, YEAH, YEAH,

DAD, I'M ALL RIGHT.

Reporter: TOGETHER THEY

WAITED TWO MORE HOURS BEFORE

THE AMBULANCE MADE IT UP THE

MOUNTAIN.

AT ONCE, E.M.T.s STARTED

PREPPING HIM FOR HELICOPTER

TRANSPORT.

WITHIN MINUTES, DWIGHT HEARD

A WONDERFUL SOUND.

BACK AT HOME, DWIGHT'S

MOTHER WAS ASKING GOD TO

HEAL HER SON.

I JUST NEEDED TO TAKE IT

TO THE LORD IN PRAYER.

AND I CALLED "THE 700 CLUB"

AND ASKED THEM IF THEY WOULD

PRAY WITH ME.

THAT WAS

A REAL COMFORT, TO

KNOW THAT IT WAS ALL IN

GOD'S HANDS.

Reporter: DWIGHT WAS

RUSHED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM

IN BILLINGS.

DWIGHT CAME IN WITH

SEVERE CRUSH INJURIES TO HIS

CHEST, RIBS WERE BROKEN ON

BOTH SIDES OF HIS CHEVRON.

CHEST.

WE CALL THAT A FLAIL CHEST.

THE LUNGS DON'T WORK

PROPERLY AT THAT TIME.

IT LOOKS LIKE A SEESAW.

AND HE ALSO HAD SEVERE

ABDOMINAL BLEEDING.

MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE

INJURIES THAT DWIGHT HAD

NEVER MAKE IT TO THE

HOSPITAL ALIVE.

PEOPLE STARTED PRAYING

RIGHT AWAY.

AND THEY WOULD CALL FRIENDS

IN OTHER CHURCHES AND OTHER

STATES.

AND PEOPLE WERE PRAYING FOR

DWIGHT ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY.

Reporter: DWIGHT SPENT

21 DAYS IN I.C.U., AND EVERY

DAY SOMEONE STAYED WITH HIM

AND PRAYED OVER HIM.

THAT WAS A HUGE BOOST TO

MY SPIRIT AND HELPED, I

BELIEVE, IN MY HEALING.

Reporter: 12 SURGERIES

AND SEVEN WEEKS LATER,

DWIGHT WENT HOME.

DWIGHT IS A MIRACLE

BECAUSE NOT ONLY DID HE

LIVE, BUT HE LIVED TO FULLY

RECOVER AND LIVE A NORMAL

LIFE.

WE JUST SAW GOD'S HAND

BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE OUR

SON TODAY.

AND IT'S BECAUSE OF THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

I WOULDN'T HESITATE AT

ALL TO SAY I BELIEVE IT IS

JUST 100% A MIRACLE.

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