Dad, a Morristown, N.J., police officer had been working in his garden shortly before his very pregnant wife was due, when his legs went cold and his vision blurred. He went into cardiac arrest — ripped aorta and everything! — and was rushed to the hospital where doctors did what they could to revive him.
He was officially dead, but they got him back to life enough to undergo surgery. However!
During surgery, his organs started failing, growing parts of his body were becoming paralyzed. Oh, and his wife, 40 weeks pregnant but by his side for everything, went into labor. She gave birth to Levi two floors below his dying daddy.
Right after his birth, Mom and the nurses took him upstairs where John, the father, was resting after surgery.
“The nursery brought the baby down with Connie [Mom] and held him up to
John’s face,” said Vicky Dunn, John’s nurse at the hospital. “And John
just cracked the biggest smile on his face. The unit got quiet, and
then you just heard people crying. It was a beautiful sight.”
Dry your tears and read on.
For the next several weeks, John’s recovery amazed even his doctors. He
gained strength daily and lost the paralysis. After 11 weeks of
recuperation in the hospital, he was able to return home to his family.
That kid is so never getting a timeout! Wow.
Photo: ABC News