by Jessica Cervantez
His parents call it a miracle. A Lufkin boy who doctors say was not supposed to live to see his first birthday is now celebrating his ninth.
Tammy Carrington, his mother, said, "Johnathan had an aneurysm rupture when he was four-months-old. He died three times, he had three cardiac arrestss. His brain went without oxygen 30 to 45 minutes, according to the medical records."
Johnathan was taken to a hospital in California where doctors discovered a miracle. They said his aneurysm had disappeared. The Carrington's believe it was all the prayers that helped Johnathan.
But, while the Carrington's feel blessed, the medical expenses are adding up. That is why on Friday, August 4th, Outback Steakhouse in Lufkin will be hosting a benefit lunch for Johnathan to help celebrate his birthday. Outback will be open from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tickets will be $10 and they can be purchased at the door. All the proceeds will go to help pay for Johnathan's medical expenses.