Doctors weren’t sure if Luke Benjamin Bernard would make it after a serious car accident in 2013 left him near death. Bernard suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, blood clots on his brain, an emergency craniotomy and was ailing in the ICU amid a cloud of uncertainty.
Flash-forward to 2020 and Bernard has defied all expectations, telling “The Pure Flix Podcast” about his unlikely story of survival, his harrowing journey to recovery and his starring role in “The Favorite,” a movie now streaming on Pure Flix.
“Medically, you have almost no chance of survival,” he said of his initial condition. “It would be a miracle if you lived in vegetative state — a miracle.”
Listen to Bernard discuss his miraculous recovery:
Bernard had what medical experts call a GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) of 3 with dilated and fixed pupils, which generally yields a grim prognosis.
“The doctor … told [my family], ‘I can’t tell you what’s going to happen with him. You just need to get here right away,'” Bernard recalled, noting that it was clear he might not survive.
Despite facing the unthinkable, Bernard’s family refused to give up, turning with fervency to faith and prayer.
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