Christopher Hein of Georgia is truly the ‘Miracle Boy’ he is being described as. Remarkably, Hein survived a horrific accident with an18-wheeler traveling at full speed on March 14. As WAGA Fox 5 reports, the 17-year-old was headed to school on a bright sunny morning when he made an unfortunate left hand turn, not seeing a semi driving towards him.
The big rig crashed into the driver’s side of his small two-door Honda Civic, pushed it 120 feet, and then rolled on top of his vehicle, crushing him underneath. “That normally would have killed somebody on impact,” said his mother Karen Christopherson. "I prayed. I fell to my knees and I prayed. And I screamed."
Hein was flown by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Stephanie Pannell told the station that when Christopher arrived, “He was in critical condition.” He had a breathing tube which was breathing for him, low blood pressure, a leg fracture, and his head had bruises and was bleeding.
The doctor thought Hein’s chances of survival were low. Support from the community, family and friends poured in for Christopher. Then amazingly, “He actually opened his eyes and looked at me in my eyes and I thought, ‘This kid’s going to pull through this,’" Dr. Pannell recalled. She was right. Christopher improved steadily and after seven weeks was transferred to Shepherd Center for rehab.
Hein is expected to make a full recovery and is tentatively scheduled to return home on May 28. Overjoyed by her son’s continued improvement, Ms. Christopherson said, "I want people to know that God is still in the miracle working business." Dr. Pannell added, “It makes me want to cry. He is a true miracle.” In fact, a sign formed in a scar as Christopher’s head healed. The ‘Miracle Boy’ said, “It’s an ‘M’ right here…So yeah, it’s ‘M’ for miracle.”