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Boy miraculously saves dad being crushed by a car and believes angels helped
J.T. was put in a heart-pounding position when a vehicle fell on his dad, and it was up to him to do an impossible task.
Mary Rose Garra
10.20.21

Do you have faith in miracles? What about angels?

When we talk about these topics, there is so much more to learn and discover.

If you don’t believe in angels, you might after reading the following story.

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It’s almost as if life has a way of transforming ordinary people into heroes.

In this miraculous story of a young boy’s bravery, he saved his father from being crushed by a car.

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J.T. Parker, a young boy, was once a hero. He was faced with an impossible task — he had to rescue his dad.

However, J.T. claims that he wasn’t alone.

The eight-year-old boy believes “angels” must have assisted him during the incident.

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YouTube Screenshot - East Idaho News

One July afternoon, J.T., Mason, J.T.’s teenage brother, and his father, Stephen Parker, were working on their car in the garage at home in Sugar City, Idaho.

J.T.’s 17-year-old brother accidentally cut his hand and went inside for first aid.

While his son was away, Stephen continued to work on the vehicle. In an interview with East Idaho News, he explained:

“We were pulling the engine out of the car, and after we got it jacked up, I climbed under there to take the axels off.”

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YouTube Screenshot - East Idaho News

“The one axle came off pretty easily, but the other side wasn’t coming off.”

Stephen got trapped.

J.T.’s father made a bad decision by jostling the second axle. The Toyota Prius slammed into him, pinning him beneath the vehicle.

He screamed for J.T. to help him, but he didn’t think his young son could jack the car from his chest.

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YouTube Screenshot - East Idaho News

“I yelled to J.T. on the other side of the car, ‘Jack it up quick! Jack it up quick!’” Stephen told East Idaho News.

“I couldn’t move at all. I was totally trapped, and then I passed out. It was all in his hands, and I thought, ‘This is it. There’s no way he can jack up this car because it took my 17-year-old son and I both to jack it up the first time.”

J.T.’s father struggled to breathe.

The time was running out, and J.T. knew it was up to him to save his father.

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YouTube Screenshot - East Idaho News

But at only 50 pounds, how was he going to jack the car back up?

For the next 15 minutes, J.T. kept jumping on the jack handle as the car slowly lifted off of his father.

“It was scary, and I didn’t think that I could jack the car up, but I just kept on trying,” J.T. recalled.

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YouTube Screenshot - East Idaho News

Eventually, the car began to slowly rise. J.T. dashed inside and got his brother to call for help once it was high enough off his father.

Stephen doesn’t remember much of what happened because he passed out.

“All I remember is I felt peace,” Stephen shared.

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YouTube Screenshot - East Idaho News

“I remember seeing white, like a nice happy day. The clouds were going by, and everything was happy and peaceful.”

J.T.’s mother, Jodi Parker agreed that there was no other earthly explanation for what happened.

“This whole thing is a miracle. There’s no other way to describe it,” Jodi said.

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YouTube Screenshot - East Idaho News

Luckily, Stephen walked away from the terrifying incident with only 13 broken ribs.

The family believes “angels” helped J.T. lift the car, specifically Stephen’s grandfather and sister who have passed. They even filmed a video of the boy trying to recreate the scene and once again jack up the vehicle. However, he wasn’t able to do so.

Watch the video below to hear the family talk about their miraculous story!

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Sources: YouTube – East Idaho News, East Idaho News

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By Mary Rose Garra
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Mary Rose Garra is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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