This story is yet another example of how God can answer prayers.
Allen Clemmons, 65, was working underneath his Ford Mustang in Sumter, South Carolina when the car fell off its supports.
Minute after minute passed with Clemmons trapped under the crushing weight of the car.
“I couldn’t hardly breathe,” said Clemmons. “I could holler, but nobody was coming to my rescue. I done give up.”
The car was crushing bones in his body with each passing minute and each shout for help only seemed to make things worse. 90 agonizing minutes later, Clemmons was ready to give up hope.
It was then Clemmons prayed to God to give him the strength to shout for help one more time.
As soon as Clemmons gave his final shout for help, a young boy appeared, slid a jack under the Mustang and lifted the car off Clemmons by himself. The boy then ran off to call for help.
Medical crews soon arrived on scene and Clemmons was airlifted to a nearby hospital. His injuries included a fractured pelvis, broken ribs, as well as bruised internal organs.
Who was this guardian angel? 9-year-old Malachi Coffey, who was playing down the street at his aunt’s house. It just so happened that his great-uncle had taught him how to use a jack so he knew just what to do when he heard Clemmons’ cries for help.
“I’m in shock he was able to use the jack,” said April Coffey, Malachi’s mother. “I’m absolutely floored. I’m so proud of him.”
“That’s who Malachi is,” she continued. “He’s soft-hearted and just wants to help everyone.”
“It was getting really hard to breathe. He is truly my guardian angel,” said Clemmons.
Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis awarded Malachi with a plaque at a ceremony honoring the boy for his brave actions.
“God heard Mr. Clemmons call out and sent him a little angel,” said Dennis. “Malachi, because of a split-second decision, saved a life. I commend you for your quick thinking skills and your attempt to save someone’s life.”
Clemmons invited Malachi and his family over for a thank-you dinner once he was released from the hospital.
“He keeps saying, ‘I don’t understand why I’m getting all of this attention. All I did was the right thing,’” said his mother. “But I’ve told him that not everyone does the right thing. Not everyone does something to save someone’s life.”
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