14-year-old Blake Hyland was at gymnastics practice when 1 final flip changed his life forever.
He missed the foam pit, cracked open his skull on the concrete, and landed in a coma that left him with a 50/50 chance of survival.
The doctors’ outlook was grim, and they told Blake’s parents that if their son even survived, he would probably never walk again. That’s when Blake’s father grabbed his wife’s hand, looked the doctors square in the eye and said, “We appreciate your diagnosis, but our God is greater than that, and our son will walk out of this hospital one day.”
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Five weeks after the accident, Blake woke up from his coma, and he made progress by leaps and bounds from day one. He was so positive, it was baffling. It was like he was a brand new kid.
“Where Blake is at is not common,” said his dad. “It’s a true miracle. God did intervene that day. He intervened in such a great way that our son isn’t the same child that we remembered before. He’s better.”
One year after the tragic accident, Blake’s proud father captured the moment on camera that they had all been waiting for. His boy walked out of that hospital, just like he said he would.
“The power of prayer is the strongest healing thing that’s out there,” said Blake. “I know that God’s always by my side. With all the people that are praying behind me, I know that I can do anything.”
When Blake was asked if he would go back and change or erase the day of the accident, he said he wouldn’t change a thing. He knows that this challenge came into his life for a reason to make him stronger and to make him a living testament of faith to others. Despite his physical limitations, he only sees the glass half full and says he’s never had a single bad day.
What a stunning testimony of perseverance, positivity and the power of prayer. Help Blake’s story continue to be a blessing to others by sharing his faith-filled journey with your friends!