In 1997, Julie Kemp was driving home from church with her husband Andy and their eight-year-old son Landon when their car was crushed by an ambulance in a horrifying accident. Landon’s dad was killed instantly, and so was Landon — twice. Emergency responders were able to revive Landon’s vitals for the trip to the hospital after the crash, but they lost him again on the way to the emergency room.
Doctors at Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina brought him back again and told Julie he would likely not survive, but after two weeks in a coma, Landon miraculously woke up. Everyone was shocked to discover he had no trace of brain damage.
Julie was elated to have her son back but dreaded having to tell Landon that his father had passed away. She tentatively asked Landon if he knew where his dad was… his response shook her to the core, “I saw him in heaven.” Even more amazingly, he went on to describe Julie’s two other children that she had lost in a miscarriage years before Landon was born. Julie and her husband never told the young boy about them.
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