Don’t Give Up on Sinners

Zach Dunlap said he feels, “Pretty good,” Just four months after the doctors almost removed his organs because he was declared brain dead.

Mr. Dunlap was pronounced dead November 19, 2007 at United Regional Healthcare System in Wichita Falls, Texas.

While family members payed their last respects just before his organs were to be given for transplant, he moved his foot and hand in reaction to a pocketknife being scraped across his foot and pressure being applied under one of his fingernails.

“I feel pretty good, but it’s just hard ... just ain’t got the patience,” Zach told NBC.

Mr. Dunlap said he does not remember the accident he went thorough, but he does remember hearing the doctors pronounce him dead.

He was asked if he would have wanted to get up and shake them and say he’s alive, Mr. Dunlap responded: “Probably would have been a broken window.”

His father, Doug, was shown the results of the brain scan, “There was no activity at all, no blood flow at all.”

Zach’s mother, Pam, said he is doing, “Amazingly well,” but still has problems with his memory as his brain heals from the traumatic injury. She said, “It may take a year or more before he completely recovers. But that’s OK. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. We’re just all so thankful and blessed that we have him here.”

Mr. Dunlap has the pocketknife that caused his response. He says it, “Makes me thankful, makes me thankful that they didn’t give up.”

God does not give up on sinners and neither should we.

Source: New York Daily News, March 24, 2008
Submitted by Ray Cazis