KANSAS CITY, KS (WCMH/CNN) – A ten-year-old boy is alive despite falling out of a tree house and landing face first on a metal skewer.
The boy’s father calls it nothing short of a miracle.
“He could have bled to death in that field, covered in yellow jackets,” said Shannon Miller.
Miller’s 10-year-old son Xavier was climbing a tree house with his friends when a group of yellow jackets started attacking them.
Xavier fell four feet from the ladder and head first onto a meat skewer.
“He was more upset about the yellow jackets than he was about the metal piece sticking out of his face,” said Shannon Miller.
The skewer was about a foot long and nearly went all the way through to the back of Xavier’s head.
“It missed his brain, it missed his brain stem, it missed the nerves, everything that’s valuable in your head, it missed everything,” said Miller.
As team of surgeons at the University of Kansas Hospital worked on a plan to remove the object, Xavier’s family turned to their faith in God.
“And I said, ‘Lord, I don’t care.’ I said, ‘I don’t care. I know you have a plan.’ I said, ‘If it’s your will to take him, take him,'” said Miller.
The surgery, which took hours, was ultimately a success, WDAF reported.
“All I can remember is laughing and crying, cheering and just the support of my friends and family. It’s powerful,” said Miller.
Miller says it was a test of his family’s faith, but they never doubted God’s plan.
“Only God could have directed things to happen in a way that would save him like this. That was a miracle,” said Miller.
Xavier is expected to be released from the hospital soon. His family says he’s already back to normal.