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Movie tells story of boy who came back to life

By T.K. Randall
December 26, 2018 · Comment icon 6 comments



John Smith survived what many thought to be impossible. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Aleksandarbos
In January 2015, a young boy who fell through the ice of a frozen lake was revived almost an hour later.
14-year-old John Smith from Missouri had been walking across Lake Sainte Louise with two of his friends when all three of them fell through the ice in to the freezing water.

One of the trio managed to swim to shore and another succeeded in holding on to the edge of the ice, however John quickly disappeared under the surface and did not re-emerge.

Against all the odds, firefighters succeeded in dragging him from the lake within 15 minutes, however he wasn't breathing and it seemed as though there was little hope of resuscitating him.

Doctors battled for 45 minutes to save his life before pronouncing him dead and calling his mother in.

"After I entered his room, I put my hands on his feet, and they were cold and grey, and I just knew he was gone," she said. "I began praying out loud, begging God for my son's life."
Incredibly however, no sooner had she started praying, John's heart started to beat again. Nobody could quite believe it - one doctor described it as a 'bona fide miracle'.

16 days later, John was well enough to go home.

Now, almost four years since the incident, a new movie is set to be released that covers his accident as well as his seemingly miraculous recovery.

Entitled Breakthrough, the film is based on Joyce Smith's 2017 novel The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection.

A trailer for the movie can be viewed below.



Source: Screenrant.com | Comments (6)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Calibeliever 4 years ago
I'll tell you what in all seriousness, if doctors pronounced my child dead and he came back to life after I grabbed his feet and began paying, I would have to sincerely re-evaluate my thinking on several topics. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cam Gibb 4 years ago
Miracle maybe. I saw a documentary done on research in to this type of occurence. If near freezing, it was determined even without breathing and heartbeat, not even brain activity detected in some patients, the brain may not run out of oxygen for about an hr. Possibly 3 hrs. In a deep sleep. Dreaming usually occurs somewhere between deep sleep and awake. A patient being worked on with revival techniques may be caused to shift from deep up to dream sleep and back and forth. This dream state is likely what explains people that were without heartbeat for about hr, were not really brain dead yet a... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by Unfortunately 4 years ago
Well you're certainly entitled to your own beliefs :), to me personally I agree with seanjo. It's entirely possible for this to happen given the intensity of the cold, albeit unlikely. I'm quite sure the result would have been rather definitive (i.e. no act of divinity can bring back the dead) if the water hadn't been cold enough to slow down his body's circulation to a point resembling death.   
Comment icon #4 Posted by Artaxerxes 4 years ago
Did he have a near death experience? Did he travel through a tunnel into the light? Did he see a
Comment icon #5 Posted by Silver Surfer 4 years ago
... Giant Jabberwocky on a treadmill who was about to
Comment icon #6 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
Drowned person in freezing water need to be warmed up above 30 Celsius before being reanimated. It take time,CPR and oxygen need to be given until that point. It's normal that it take time because if they don't warm it up... it's just futile.


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