When there are emergency situations, adrenaline often kicks in and lets us do things that are way beyond what we can actually do in normal situations – and one kid was able to do that; though he mostly credits it all to his ‘angels’.
Stephen Parker was repairing a car with his two children, 17-year-old Mason and 8-year-old J.T. at the backyard of their home in Idaho. Mason cut his hand and went inside the house, leaving his father and younger brother to finish the job.
At the time, the three had already finished putting the jack up. Daddy Stephen went underneath the car to remove the engine when the accident happened.
He recalled, “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. The one axle came off pretty easily, but the other side wasn’t coming off.”
With Mason out of hearing range and only J.T. with him, Stephen yelled for the young lad, “Jack it up quick! Jack it up quick!”
The next moments were agonizing as Stephen struggled beneath the weight of the car while J.T. jumped up and down the jack as hard as he could.
“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,” Stephen mused.
Despite just weighing 50 lbs, the young boy was able to raise the jack within 15 minutes. Seeing that his father was safe, J.T. rushed inside the house to finally ask Mason for help; the older brother called 911.
Stephen was rushed to the hospital but thankfully only suffered some broken ribs. He was discharged from the hospital two days after the accident happened.
The family knew that J.T. surely saved his dad but they also believe that ‘angels’ helped him out because he could no longer raise the jack after the incident…
Watch their story here: