16-year-old Sammy Berko from Missouri City, Texas, was rock climbing on a wall with friends when he got to the top rang the bell, went limp and dropped to the floor. He was in cardiac arrest. For two hours, staff at the climbing facility, then paramedics, followed by doctors performed CPR on the teen before finally giving up and telling his parents that he was gone. His stunned parents said their goodbyes over his lifeless body. His mom prayed that God would bring him back but after about five minutes they were started to walk away.
Then they heard a noise and looked to see Sammy had started moving.
Nurses and doctors were amazed that Sammy came back to life and even more miraculously, he didn’t suffer any brain injury, which is common for patients who undergo prolonged CPR. When Sammy finally regained consciousness in the ICU, he had some short term memory loss, but no detectable permanent brain damage.
Dr. Stacey Hall at TIRR Memorial Hermann says this is a literal miracle as there is no medical reason for a lifeless body to begin operating again after hours of not breathing let alone if he had come back he should have experienced massive brain damage.
Sammy lost use of his legs from them being deprived of oxygen for such a lengthy time and has a long road to be fully recovered. But his family knows how lucky they are and the teen has already made incredible progress. “I've noticed that I'm better every day,” he says. “I'm doing something new every single day.”
Source US Sun