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After Reportedly Falling 50 Feet and Hitting His Head on Concrete, Painter Miraculously Recovers

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A woman from Virginia is calling her husband “a walking miracle” after he reportedly fell 50 feet from a ladder onto hard concrete.

Dave Keep owns his own painting company in Franklin County. On Oct. 23, 2018, his world was shaken after the scaffolding his ladder was on fell over and he landed head first on the concrete.

His family wondered if he would survive.

Bleeding and not breathing, Keep was airlifted to a hospital, but his odds didn’t look good. The family prayed and reached out to their community to pray as well.

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“We are seeing God move because of [prayer],” Katie Holt, Keep’s daughter, wrote on Facebook the day of the accident.

Even so, Holt admitted her own fears in an interview with WSLS-TV.

“I almost just lost all hope,” she said. “The whole time I just kept yelling at him to hang on.”

But, miraculously, Keep was in a coma for just three days before waking. Despite the trauma to his brain and the long road ahead, the painter was recovering.

“I had such an overwhelming sense of gratitude just to be alive, and gratitude that my family was still here,” Keep told WSLS.

“When I realized the trauma they had endured and the pain that all of them had endured … it was difficult, difficult to accept that.”

Through it all, Keep’s family remained at his side.

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“We’re not guaranteed the next minute,” his wife, Julia Keep, told WSLS.

“We don’t know what we’ve got with our loved ones, so I’m determined to enjoy and make the most out of every minute.”



“I have so very much to be thankful for,” Julia Keep wrote on Facebook shortly after her husband’s injury.

“My sweet hubby is alive … I can feel and see God through the hands and feet of his people … The least I can do is praise my Savior for all He has done and continues to do for me and my family.”

It appears this sweet family is soaking up every single moment they have together. According to WSLS, Keep is a little more laid back now, joking around and even “pranking” his family.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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