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8-year-old boy says angels helped him save his fathers life
The cars not on you anymore, you are okay just keep breathing dad. - photo by Stacie Simpson
A 50-pound, 8-year-old boy lifted a 6,000-pound car off his father last June, saving his dads life; but he didnt do it alone. J.T. Parker claimed he had help from angels.

Stephen Parker was working on a car with the help of his sons J.T. and 17-year-old Mason. Stephen and Mason worked together to jack up the car before Stephen slid under it to remove the axles.

The one axle came off pretty easily ... but the other side wasnt coming off, Stephen said.

Mason had returned to the house to bandage a cut on his hand, leaving J.T. alone with his father.

Thats when tragedy struck.

Stephens attempt to move the remaining axle caused the 6,000-pound Toyota Prius to fall on top of him, trapping and crushing him against the ground.

I yelled to J.T. on the other side of the car, Jack it up quick! Jack it up quick!' Stephen told I couldnt move at all. I was totally trapped, and then I passed out. It was all in his hands, and I thought, This is it. Theres no way he can jack this car up,' because it took my [17-year-old] son and I both to get it jacked up the first time.

J.T. began jumping on the jack in an attempt to lift the car. It took him 15 minutes to get the car off his father. He then ran to get his brother, who called 911.

While on the phone with the dispatcher, Mason could be heard begging his father to keep breathing.

I know it hurts but you gotta do it, Mason said. Breathe ... Breathe ... Breathe.

I cant, Stephen responded.

Stephens wife returned, shocked to find her husband on the ground and her son on the phone with 911.

When I got there, I saw my husband underneath a car, Jodi said. My heart just sank, and I didnt know what to expect.

Jodi joined in begging Stephen to stay awake and to keep breathing. They both asked Stephen to look at their eyes, but Stephen seemed to be seeing someone who had passed away.

My sister Stephen whimpered.

Hey, Hey, Hey. Dont look at your sister; look at me, Mason can be heard saying in the 911 call.

Four minutes after the call began, sirens could be heard.

Stephen was airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

After several MRIs and EKGs, 13 broken ribs were discovered as Stephen's only injuries.

Thats all they found. Nothing internal was damaged. It was just a miracle, Stephen said.

He went home two days later.

At home, Stephen and Jodi recorded a video of J.T. trying to jack up the car again, but he was unable to accomplish it a second time.

J.T. claims that angels gave him the strength to lift the car; and Stephen believes he knows which angels helped his son.

We believe my grandpa, who passed on, and my sister who died were helping him, Stephen said.

In recognition of J.T.s amazing act of heroism, the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho awarded J.T. one of 11 East Idaho Real Hero awards.
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