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Man Declared Brain Dead Wakes Up Just Before Organ Donation

12:44 PM, Nov 21, 2007   |    comments
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An Oklahoma man declared brain dead shocks everyone when he suddenly reaches for the nurse who was prepping him for organ donation! The 21-year-old Frederick man was critically injured while riding an all terrain vehicle near the town of Davidson. The family of Zack Dunlap is calling this story a miracle. One moment, they're saying goodbye to him, the next, they're being told he has come back to life. As church signs urge the town of Frederick to pray for 21-year-old Zack Dunlap, his family says they received a sign from God. Dunlap’s uncle James Blackford said, “God come down and give him a miracle. I believe that with all my heart.” Zack suffered severe head injuries in the accident. Monday morning, at a Wichita Falls hospital, the highway patrol says Zack was pronounced brain dead. Shortly after, a nurse was preparing him for organ donation when the unthinkable happened. Oklahoma state trooper Betsy Randolph said, "During this time, while the nurse was prepping his body for organ transplant, he grabbed her arm." Zack had come back to life. But how? "The doctor came back down and said, ‘Well, I don't know what happened, but I guess it was faulty equipment on the first test.’ Which, it wasn't faulty equipment. God touched him," said Blackford. Zack's next-door neighbor Roberta Klein agrees. "I think it's the result of people praying in this town, and committing him to the Lord. And God has a purpose for him." "He's got a long ways to go, but he's alive," Blackford said.

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