- Created on Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00
Stephen Parker of Sugar City, Idaho, was working on his Toyota Prius, when the car jack slipped and the 6,000 pound car fell on top of him. Only his 8-year-old son J.T. was outside to witness the accident.
Stephen managed to tell his son to lift the car jack before he passed out.
The little boy, who weighs just 50 pounds, repeatedly jumped up and down on the handle of to lift it.
After 15 minutes, he managed to lift the car enough for his father to be freed. He then ran to find his older brother who called for help while attending to his father.
Stephen was airlifted to the hospital. He survived despite suffering 13 broken ribs.
The day after the incident, his family asked J.T. to lift the car jack again, but as hard as he tried, he was unable to do so. Now, J.T. was honored by the Red Cross for his heroic act that saved his father's life.