Survival against the odds; a medical miracle never before was seen…Both have been used to describe the events depicted in this film. Based on a true story, this film tells the remarkable story of a fourteen-year-old boy named John Smith, played by Marcel Ruiz. It was 19 January in 2015 when John, on a day off from school with two of his friends, decided to have some fun on the iced-over lake near his home.
Unbeknown to them, the ice had begun to melt that fateful day and cracked beneath them. They all fell into its icy waters. Although John’s two friends surfaced, John did not. After 15 minutes submerged, John’s lifeless body was recovered. Despite every effort to revive John, there were no signs of life.
That is until his mother, played by Chrissy Metz, arrived and prayed over her son. To the astonishment of John’s entire medical team, a faint heartbeat was detected. That, though, is not where the story ends.
No one was prepared for what followed, including John’s father, played by Josh Lucus. Watch what unfolds as the story continues. Stay for the credits and meet the real Smith family. This is a moving story not to be missed.