7-year-old Julian Honen miraculously woke up from a coma after being stranded in the cold ocean for six hours! If you don’t believe that miracles still happen, you should read this young boy’s story!
Stranded at sea
Julian was with his dad, Maike Hohnen, and a family friend, Stephen Jeacocke, when the accident occurred. They were on a fishing boat off Caloundra on Australia’s Sunshine Coast on a fishing trip when it happened.
They were about eight miles away from land when their boat was suddenly turned upside down, plunging all of them into the freezing cold water. Fortunately, they were able to send a distress signal a few moments before they flipped. They were forced to tread the cold and dark water for six long hours before being finally rescued.
While in the water, Maike and Stephen took turns to keep Julian afloat while clinging to the debris from the boat. They were all diagnosed with hypothermia but with such a little body, Julian was in critical condition with only a small chance of survival.
Hypothermia occurs when a body loses heat faster than it can produce it, causing a dangerously low body temperature. In Julian’s case, being in freezing waters for a very long time, it resulted in a critical drop of body temperature. Julian was placed in an induced coma to save his life.
Miraculously, Julian recently woke from a coma and is already in stable condition. Moments after waking up, he immediately began talking to his family.
Julian’s parents have stated: “Our son has improved significantly today and is now in a stable condition and talking to us. This is a testament to his fighting spirit.”
I’m so glad that our God is still the God of miracles!
This article was written by Rhoda Gayle
Reference: The Mirror