Some are calling it a miracle. It's hard to deny that this little boy's quick thinking and desperate work to save his father is anything short of miraculous.
Stephen Parker was working beneath his Toyota Prius with his sons 17-year-old Mason and 8 year-old J.T. when tragedy struck. First, Mason cut his hand on a sharp part of the car, so Stephen sent him inside to get bandaged.
Then, the second axel refused to budge. Stephen positioned himself beneath the car to adjust the axel and moved the jack, when the car fell on him.
In an interview with Fox News, Stephen says he remembers yelling to J.T. " Jack it up quick! Jack it up quick!" before passing out.
The little boy leapt into action as quickly as he could. Weighing just 50 pounds, he put all his weight into jumping up and down on the handle.
“It was scary, and I didn’t think that I could jack the car up, but I just kept on trying,” J.T. told EastIdahoNews.com
It took 15 minutes, but J.T. was finally able to slowly lift the car off of his father and run into the house for help. A helicopter airlifted Stephen to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where he was treated for 13 broken ribs.
After they had all returned home, his family asked J.T. to lift the jack again, but he couldn't do it. “It was just a miracle,” said Stephen, who was home two days later.
When reporters asked J.T. where he got his strength that day, he says "angels." "We believe my grandpa, who passed on, and my sister who died were helping him,” Stephen added.
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