Family Witnesses The Power Of Prayer After Dad Miraculously Survives Horrible Crash

This powerful story is a reminder to all of us that there is a God in heaven who still performs miracles for those who are persistent in prayer.

Lisa Roberts and her daughter-in-law, Emily were waiting for their husbands Robbie and Josh to come back home when they suddenly got a call that changed their lives forever.


The terrible car accident

Lisa says, “I looked in that car and when I saw the passenger seat where Robbie was I knew it was bad,” she recalled. “And then the police came to me and they said, ‘Your husband is already gone.’”

Their husbands had been involved in a car crash at a nearby highway intersection. Lisa says, “I had no clue how serious it was going to be. So, Emily and I stopped everything we were doing and we jumped in the car and left to go to the stoplight.”

The accident was caused by an unlicensed driver with meth in his system who was driving at speeds of 70 mph, he ran a red light and dashed into Robbie’s side in the car. The crash caused Josh to sustain injuries, however, the one who was badly injured was his dad, Robbie. He was completely crushed and was trapped in the car.

EMT and fire units at the scene

Jeremy Holsapple is a firefighter who worked alongside EMTs to help get Robbie freed from the wreckage. He said, “In my 25 years of going to car accidents, I have never, ever seen anyone who was that broken, have that level of injuries, and that many of them,” said Jeremy. “It looked like we was dealing with someone that probably was not going survive this accident.”

Robbie’s injuries were assessed by veteran EMT Mike Harris while in the car and he said, “He didn’t have a blood pressure. And I can tell by the way I was feeling around, I could feel all of his broken bones. I remember telling the fire crew, I said, ‘If we don’t get something done right away, he’s not going to make it.’”

Robbie was soon freed from the car and he was immediately rushed to the hospital where the doctors were not very positive about Robbie. Lisa remembers, “He said, ‘We don’t even know how bad this is. We are still trying to stabilize him.’ And I said, ‘Is he going to make it?’ And he said, ‘I don’t know.’”

He had to be immediately flown to a trauma hospital, but the nurses were unable to raise his blood pressure and the weather too was very bad for the chopper to fly. Nurse Sarah Gilbert who was treating Robbie said, “That was our primary objective, to try to stabilize his vital signs so that we could get him to our trauma one center where he needed to go.”

‘We need God to move’

Medial technician, Emily Burnett, said, “We needed the rain to stop and we needed his blood pressure to hold so that he was stable enough to fly.” Devout Christian, Lisa turned to prayer, “I started calling prayer warriors in my church and I said, ‘We need God to move. I need the helicopter here.’

The Lord listened to their prayers and in ten minutes the nurse came back in and told her, ‘The helicopter’s on the way.’ I knew that was God! I said, ‘I love you, Robbie. Baby, you’ve got to fight.’ We laid hands on him and we prayed. I didn’t know if that was going to be the last time that I was going to see my husband alive.”

Miracle upon miracle happened and Robbie survived the flight to I.U. Methodist Hospital. Almost every bone in his body was broken and he had suffered an internal decapitation, a torn aorta, and a level five spleen injury. But still, Lisa and the prayer warriors were praying for a miracle to happen.

Lisa says, “I know prayer can change things. When you have people of God praying, it can change the heart of God. When a name is being mentioned many, many times, I believe that is going to get God’s attention.”


Miracle upon miracle

In the 6 days itself, Robbie had had 50 hours of surgeries and Lisa was fighting a spiritual battle with fear. She remembers, “The devil tried to put doubt in my mind, ‘He’s not going to make it. He’s not going to make it. They’re going to walk out that door, he’s not going to make it.’ But I would rebuke him in the name of Jesus. I would have to overcome fear. I remember that day I called my pastor and I said, ‘I need you to pray for me right now.’ He prayed and we prayed and a calmness and a peace came right back over me.”

Robbie was at the trauma unit for 40 days with hardly any hope of walking or functioning normally and was then transferred to a long-term care facility and then into rehab. “Then they’d come and say, ‘He pulled through again.’ And then I would have another surgery with him and they’d say, ‘He pulled through again.’ It was God through it all. He performed miracle after miracle,” recalls Lisa.

Relentless prayer by the prayer warriors moved mountains and Robbie recovered beyond all expectations. He had spent 104 days in three different hospitals and finally, Robbie rang the rehab facility’s victory bell and walked out victoriously. He said, “I rung that bell with all my might. It was a great and glorious feeling.”

Everyone who witnessed what God had done in Robbie’s survival and recovery said it was possible only through the power of God. EMT Mike Harris said, “Robbie’s a miracle man. He should not have made it. One of those injuries would have killed most people but he had multiple injuries, every one of them should have killed him.” Jeremy Holsapple said, “Without God’s touch there was no way he was going to survive the injuries he had,” he said.

Robbie said, “I was as close to death as you can get without straight-lining. Coming from death to where I’m at, oh my, I have no complaints. All I have is praise to my God.” Lisa said, “I think that God wants people to see that He is still in the miracle business and He is still on the throne,” she said.

“God is not dead. He is not silent. He knows exactly what we need, when we need it, and exactly how we need it,” Robbie says. “What an awesome God we serve.” Praise God for the wonderful miracles that He performed in Robbie’s and Lisa’s life. Our God is a miracle-working God and there is nothing too difficult for Him. Hallelujah!

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