In what can only be described as a miracle of biblical proportions, Sammy Berko, a 16-year-old Texan, died while rock climbing and was later revived two hours later. Berko was climbing a rock wall in Missouri City when he suddenly suffered a cardiac arrest. Thanks to the quick actions of gym workers, paramedics, and doctors, who worked tirelessly for two hours, Berko was brought back to life.
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What makes this story even more remarkable is that Berko was suffering from a rare genetic disorder called catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), which affects the heart. Doctors were certain that Berko would not make it, given the gravity of his medical condition. However, as his mother said, “Suddenly, as I started praying, my husband said, ‘oh my gosh, he’s moving.” This was nothing short of a miracle.
https://t.co/A4CglgwUOL Texas teen dies rock climbing and revives two hours later: Sammy Berko, from Missouri City Texas died of cardiac arrest while rock climbing but was revived after two hours of CPR. CREDIT: Fox 26 Houston https://t.co/A4CglgwUOL pic.twitter.com/KR8N7N4IJr
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Berko’s parents recalled the moment the medical team re-entered the room, stunned that they had never witnessed something like this before. And who could blame them? Berko had been pronounced dead for two hours before he suddenly started moving again. His parents were understandably overjoyed at this miraculous turn of events.
While Berko suffered short-term memory loss, which his parents had to explain to him repeatedly, he has made remarkable progress given the severity of his condition. Berko’s doctors attribute his recovery to his strong will and the quick response of those around him.
It is important that this story be shared so that we can appreciate the importance of miracles and how they can happen even in the darkest of moments. Berko and his family are a testament to the power of faith, hope, and love.