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Prayer Awakens Man from Coma

On his way to a Redskins football game, Jack was in a terrible car accident that put him in a coma. Family and friends did the only thing they could, pray for a miracle. Read Transcript


THE ACCIDENT WAS SO BAD I

REALLY CAN'T REMEMBER IT

HAPPENING.

THERE IS A BIG BLOCK OF TIME

THAT HAS BEEN ERASED FROM MY

MIND.

THE KNOWLEDGE I HAVE WAS GIVEN

SECOND HAND BY PEOPLE WHO

WITNESSED IT OR THE DOCTORS.

DURING THE DAY I HAD SPOKEN WITH

JACK AND TOLD ME ABOUT GOING TO

THE REDSKINS GAME THAT NIGHT AND

WE TALKED ABOUT HOW COLD IT WAS

AND THE WEATHER AND THE ROAD

CONDITIONS.

I TRIED TO CONVINCE HIM TO GO ON

THE METRO.

HE SAID NO HE WAS GOING TO DRIVE

IN CASE THE GAME WENT INTO

OVERTIME.

THAT WAS THE LAST THING HE SAID

TO ME.

DECEMBER 7TH WAS A THURSDAY,

IT WAS A NICE DAY, IT WAS COLD.

JUST SNOWED.

WE WERE GOING TO TAILGATE.

DRIVING ON 234, PRINCE WILLIAM

PARKWAY TO PICK UP MY FRIEND.

ON THE WAY IT IS A THREE-LANE

ROAD.

ME AND ANOTHER CAR MOVED TOWARDS

THE MIDDLE LANE TO AVOID

A

COLLISION I

SWERVED BACK.

THERE WAS ICE LEFT ON THE ROAD.

WHEN I OVERCORRECTED, I HIT A

PATCH OF ICE WHICH ROLLED THE

CAR.

THE CAR ROLLED INTO A DITCH IN

THE MEDIAN.

FROM THAT POINT I WAS EJECTED

FROM THE

CAR.

I CLEARED THE LANES OF ON COMING

TRAFFIC AND LANDED ON THE OTHER

SIDE.

I WAS IMMEDIATELY KNOCKED OUT.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHO IT WAS.

SOMEONE CALLED 911.

A TROOPER THANKFULLY WAS CLOSE.

IMMEDIATELY CALLED AN AMBULANCE

AND I WAS TOLD THAT WHEN HE

CALLED THE AMBULANCE HE ASKED

THEM TO BRING A BODY BAG.

THE AMBULANCE BROUGHT A BODY BAG

AND CAME TO THE SCENE OF THE

ACCIDENT.

THEY REFUSED TO PUT ME IN A BODY

BAG AND THOUGHT THAT UM -- EVEN

THOUGH I LOOKED LIFELESS, I

STILL HAD A CHANCE.

THEY CALLED A HELICOPTER.

IT CAME AND PICKED ME UP, TOOK

ME TO THE HOSPITAL.

MY NAME IS JOHN PSYCHS, I AM

MED VAK NURSE.

REASON MED VAK IS CALLED FOR TWO

MAIN REASONS, FOR LEVEL OF CARE,

OR FOR TIME SENSITIVE REASONS SO

WE CAN GET THE PATIENT TO THE

HOSPITAL.

WHEN I SAW JACK FOR THE FIRST

TIME, I SAW A PATIENT, LIGHT

WEIGHT 140-POUND TYPE OF

INDIVIDUAL.

I NOTICED HE WASN'T BIG WITH

BLOOD ALL OVER HIS FACE AND

HEAD.

WHAT WAS MOST PRONOUNCED HE WAS

HAVING SEIZURE ACTIVITY,

POSTURING WHICH IS INDICATIVE OF

SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD A TRAUMATIC

BRAIN INJURY.

IT BECAME IMPORTANT FOR US TO

MANAGE THE AIRWAY SO WE COULD

MAINTAIN GOOD OXYGENATION TO THE

PARTS OF THE BODY THAT NEEDED

IT, IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, HIS

BRAIN.

I HAD A FEELING SOMETHING WAS

WRONG, JACK'S TWIN BROTHER JERRY

CALLED AND SAID HAVE YOU TALKED

TO JACK LATELY?

I TOLD HIM ABOUT OUR

CONVERSATION.

HE IS NOT ANSWERING HIS PHONE.

HE DIDN'T SHOW UP TO PICK UP HIS

FRIEND MATT.

NOBODY CAN FIND HIM.

AT THAT MOMENT I KNEW SOMETHING

WAS WRONG.

JACK'S CHARACTER, HE WOULD NOT,

NOT PICK UP SOMEBODY.

I SENSED IT.

I WAS WORKING IN WILLIAMSBERG

ON A SITE.

CONNIE CALLED ME.

SHE FELT LIKE SOMETHING BAD

HAPPENED TO JACK.

IT WAS SNOWING AND ICING A

LITTLE BIT.

I TOLD HER DON'T WORRY, I'LL

HEAD UP THERE, I'LL FIND HIM.

EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.

WHEN I FIRST GOT HOME, JERRY

SAID MOM, YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN,

JACK HAS BEEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT.

I KNOW WHERE HE IS.

WE NEED TO GET TO NORTHERN

VIRGINIA.

IMMEDIATELY WHEN I WENT TO

THE HOSPITAL, THERE WERE A LOT

OF PEOPLE IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

THE DOCTORS HAD TO CHOOSE.

ONE OF THE DOCTORS REFUSED TO

LET A YOUNG 20 YEAR OLD DIE IN

THE ER WITHOUT MAKING AN EFFORT

TO BRING HIM BACK.

WITHIN AN HOUR OF BEING IN THE

HOSPITAL, THE NEUROSURGEON WHO

WAS IN THERE IMMEDIATELY GAVE ME

A CRANIOTOMY, HE CUT OUT A

PORTION OF MY SKULL ABOUT THAT

BIG AND REMOVED IT TO ALLOW THE

SWELLING AND FROM THAT POINT ON,

I WAS IN A COMA.

WE KEPT PRAYING, WE HAD SO

MANY PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD

PRAYING.

WE WOULDN'T ALLOW OURSELVES TO

THINK NEGATIVE.

WE KEPT MOVING FORWARD.

WE GOT TO WIN EVERYDAY WAS

OUR MOTTO.

HIS EYES STARTED

FLUTTERING

AND BECAME

ALERT.

I KNEW HE WAS WAKING UP AND

GOING TO BE FINE.

I COULD TELL MORE PRAYERS WERE

BEING ANSWERED.

FOR ME IT WAS PART OF THE

PLAN.

I TOLD HIM WHEN HE WAS

UNCONSCIOUS.

I TOLD HIM WHEN HE WAS JUST

BEGINNING TO REGAIN

CONSCIOUSNESS, I AM TAKING YOU

HOME.

IT TOOK A LOT OF WORK.

A LOT OF DOCTORS, A LOT OF

THERAPISTS, A LOT OF NURSES, A

LOT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF

SPECIALIST.

I WAS SENT TO A REHAB FACILITY.

AFTER AN INJURY OF THIS

MAGNITUDE, MANY TIMES LIMBS ARE

PARALYZED AND PARALYSIS DOES NOT

RECOVER.

SOMETIMES HALF OF THE BODY IS

PARALYZED, LIKE A STROKE VICTIM,

FOR EXAMPLE.

A LOT OF TIMES, ABILITY TO SPEAK

DOESN'T COME BACK.

ABILITY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, THINK

LOGICALLY, AND EFFECTIVELY,

THOSE DO NOT COME BACK.

HIS RECOVERY WAS MUCH FASTER

THAN ANY OTHER EXPECTATIONS I

HAD.

IT WAS MIRACULOUS.

THIS ACCIDENT HAS CREATED AN

UNDERSTANDING OF LOVE.

AN UNDERSTANDING OF A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS THAT I

NEVER KNEW BEFORE.

GOD LOVED ME SO MUCH THAT I CAN

DO THE BEST I CAN TO LOVE HIM

BACK.

IT WAS AN AMOUNT OF LOVE I WILL

NEVER BE ABLE TO MATCH.

I AM JUST A PERSON.

I AM A PERSON GOD CREATED THE

WAY HE DID.

IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE ABLE TO

TELL SUCH A POWERFUL STORY ABOUT

WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.

AND WHAT HE DID IN MY LIFE TO,

TO TAKE ME RIGHT TO THE EDGE OF

DEATH AND GRAB ME AND BRING ME

BACK

TO COMPLETELY NORMAL

FUNCTIONING

PERSON.

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