On December 19, 2017, two brothers enthusiastically were on their way to a University of Oklahoma basketball game. It was only one week before Christmas when rain covered the road causing many accidents; and, the vehicle hydroplaned placing the boys into a deadly spin. When the truck finally came to a stop in the middle of the interstate, an eighteen-wheeler was unable to keep from broad-siding the driver’s side where Caleb Freeman was instantly crushed and Clayton, his younger brother, was wounded.
Traffic came to an abrupt stand-still on both sides of the highway as people rushed to the boys trapped inside their truck. An MMA fighter called the parents as another woman started praying over the child struggling. In order to stop the bleeding, she tightly held Caleb’s head until the medics arrived. Clayton was deeply bruised and wounded as the emergency vehicles rushed both boys to the hospital. Caleb was in trouble.
The parents remembered it was five years earlier when both of their sons had spoken at the funeral of their youngest brother, Trey Freeman. He was just seven-years old when he lost his battle with leukemia. Now, the parents and the Freeman family were staring directly into the face of another unthinkable tragedy.
On this fateful day, Caleb’s life would hang in the balance with less than a 5% chance of survival. Word spread immediately on television networks and in social media as people prayed and God began to intervene. Jeremy Freeman, the pastor of First Baptist Newcastle, Oklahoma, and his wife Emily, had faced the worst kind of loss in losing a child previously. They were now thrust into an enduring struggle for life, once again, with their oldest son. Clayton was released; but, Caleb’s brain stem injury was more traumatic due to the swelling.
#butGod became a way on social media to connect all those concerned with Caleb’s progress. His fight for life was chronicled and linked on social media and word spread virally to millions. The family shared if it were not for God, there would be no hope. Pray4Caleb messages also went viral and many continue to pray for a miracle as a massive vigil of intercession began. The epic journey of miracles and healing have been woven like a tapestry in their lives and now you can help share their miracle story. As the family nears the one-year anniversary of the accident, prayers are still being offered for Caleb to speak clearly, to walk unencumbered and even with a desire to run. You, your organization and many others will help Caleb share his story. Help us write a book, make films and let’s change the world together.
Pastors contacted Veritas Missions because they were commissioned media missionaries from Hillcrest Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Pastor John Dickey led the charge to support Caleb Freeman and needed help.
When the two pastors got together with Dr. McAfee, the team asked for a prayer group to be assembled as the foundation of the entire ministry. The V team agreed this was a powerful story which could impact youth. Team Veritas is now leading the ministry effort to support Caleb’s story.
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