'Our son saw God' 3-year-old boy miraculously survives near drowning, family says



July 16, 2020 - Reported [here]. Holliday, TX — A Texas family is warning about water safety and nearly losing their 3-year-old son.

His parents say it's a miracle he survived almost drowning over the Fourth of July weekend. "He said he talked to a big man through a window with a bright light, I mean our son saw God that day,” said mother Jenna Kerr.

A regular day at grandparent's pool in OKC turned tragic for the Kerr family. Graham, just 8-years-old spotted his 3-year-old brother at the bottom of the pool. He pulled him up and called for help. "We turned around and he was bringing us JD in his arms, JD was blue, his lips were blue, his hands were blue,” said Jenna. "My hands were blue?" JD asked. "Your hands were blue. He was gone,” Jenna said.

JD’s dad Craig, a CPR-certified firefighter, never thought he'd have to perform a life-saving measure on his own child. He brought JD back. “You kind of, try to prepare yourself for everybody else's emergency, never really your own until it happens,” said Craig. JD was rushed to OU Children's Hospital where he was incubated. It wasn't long after doctors took out the tube that JD told his parents what happened. "He began to tell me, he said 'I sneak', I said 'what?' he said 'I sneaked into the pool yesterday.' It just broke my heart at that point because I didn't think we'd ever know what really happened,” said Craig.

Jenna and Craig were the only adults in the pool at the time. They want others to take something away from their story. "If it not had been for the floaties then there's no doubt in my mind we would've been able to see him try to sneak into the pool,” said Craig. "I think there needs to be an adult that is not swimming, is not occupied with anything else and is just kinda watching the yard, watching your pool,” said Jenna.

JD will randomly tell his mom and dad more things about that day. "He's told us some other things like what he saw while he was asleep. He said that the big bear told him to come back home to his mom and dad and go fast, that's coming from our 3-year-old,” said Jenna. JD's lungs are healing well. His family says he can get back to doing everything he usually does except go to high altitudes like to the mountains, or on an airplane.