A high school student in Texas is now out of hospital after he collapsed in gym class and had no pulse for 20 minutes earlier this month. During that time period of his collapse, he claimed to have seen Jesus, who told him that "everything would be alright."
According to Ken Molestina of CBS 11 News, 17-year-old Zach Clements, who has been called the "Miracle Kid," was released Sunday by doctors at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He collapsed earlier in the month after doing running exercises in P.E. class.
"He was without a heartbeat and oxygen for nearly 20 minutes before he was revived," Molestina wrote. "Clements says during the time many believed he was dead he saw Jesus, and heard angels singing."
Molestina added that Clements and his family credit divine intervention for saving his life. The teenager met with his high school friends and the first responders who took him to hospital after he went home.
In an earlier report by Molestina, Clements said that according to the doctors, he "was without a heartbeat for 20 minutes." He then relayed the incredible vision he saw after he collapsed.
"When I was out those 20 minutes, I saw a man who had long ruffled hair and kind of a thick beard, and it didn't take me long to realize that that was Jesus," Clements said. "I went up to him and he put his hand on my shoulder and he told me everything would be alright and not to worry."
According to Molestina, Clement's family is convinced that their son experienced a miracle. His father, Billy Clements, told Molestina that even though some people may find that scenario hard to accept, it was the only possibility that made sense to them.
"For him to wake up and tell us something he experienced like that. It's just you can't explain it. It's not humanly possible to explain it," Billy said.
Even though doctors considered his recovery a medical mystery, the teen's mother, Teresa Clements, told Molestina that she has accepted divine intervention as the reason why her son came back to life.
"I'm just glad he decided to let me have my baby back," Teresa said.
As for what's next for Clements, Molestina reported that he will go back to school at Victory Life Academy in Brownwood, Texas, as soon as doctors at Cook Children's Hospital medically clear him. His family also set up a donation page to help pay for their son's medical bills.
"The family is hoping to raise money for Zack's medical bills," Molestina wrote. "They are also raising money by selling T-shirts."