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“Dead” 16-year-old ‘revived’ following mother’s prayers

Sammy Berko, a 16-year-old boy from Missouri City, Texas, was “revived” and is alive following his mother’s prayers after he was pronounced dead by doctors. It has been reported that while engaging in climbing at a rock-climbing gym, Sammy suddenly went limp. Doctors reported that he suffered from cardiac arrest due to catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), a rare genetic condition that caused the death of Sammy’s brother Frankie at the age of 10. After Sammy was declared dead by doctors, his mother Jennifer started praying, following which it was noticed that Sammy was moving and thus alive. Jennifer reported that the miraculous incident had surprised the doctors.

Christian Headlines reports:

A 16-year-old in Texas is alive after initially being pronounced dead by doctors, but then seemingly “revived” when his mother started talking to and praying over him.

Sammy Berko, of Missouri City, Texas, was climbing at a rock-climbing gym in January when he reached the top and then suddenly went limp, CBN News reports.

Doctors said Berko went into cardiac arrest because of a rare genetic condition called catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT).

“They looked at us and said, ‘I’m so sorry, but he’s gone,'” Sammy’s mom, Jennifer, told KRIV-TV. She added that she and her husband were left in the room to say goodbye to their son.

“I started talking to [Sammy], just telling him how much I love him and sorry that we didn’t know how to save him,” she recalled. “Suddenly, as I started praying, my husband said, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s moving.'”

Jennifer said doctors were surprised at the miracle.

“That feeling of seeing his heartbeat, there are no words for that. There are no words,” she said.

Because Berko was without oxygen for a long time, he suffered a minor brain injury and short-term memory loss. He also has a spinal cord injury, but doctors say the injuries could have been much worse.

Sammy’s brother, Frankie, died at the age of 10 from CPVT, but Berko’s parents didn’t suspect Sammy also would struggle with the rare disorder.

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