8-year-old heroic boy jumps on car jack for 15 minutes to rescue his father who was crushed under car
|Stephen and J.T. Parker |
By: Mason White WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) A boy used all his strength to save his father’s life.
Stephen Parker of Sugar City, Idaho, was working on his Toyota Prius, when the car jack slipped and the 6,000 pound car fell on top of him.
His 17-year-old son who had helped him get the car up with the car jack, went into the home and only his 8-year-old son J.T. was outside to witness the accident.
Stephen managed to tell his son to lift the car jack before he passed out.
The little boy, who weighs just 50 pounds, held on to another car jack and repeatedly jumped up and down on the handle of to lift it.
After 15 minutes, he managed to lift the car enough for his father to be freed. He then ran to get his older brother who called for help while attending to his father.
Stephen was airlifted to the hospital. Thankfully, he survived after suffering 13 broken ribs.
The day after the incident, his family asked J.T. to lift the car jack again, but as hard as he tried, he was unable to do so.
Now, J.T. was honored by the Red Cross for his heroic act that saved his father’s life.