Milwaukee family hoping for miracle

CREATED Jul 16, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 28, 2013

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UPDATE: Brent Weeks succumbed to his injuries on July 23rd. A fund has been set up to help pay for the education of his young son, Bodie Weeks. Please send contributions to:

Bodie Weeks Educational Fund
Covenant Lutheran Church
8121 W. Hope Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53222


MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee family is hoping for a miracle. Their dad was critically injured after the car he was working on crushed him. But the family is grateful for the brave actions of their six-year-old son.

Bodie Weeks clings to his mother tight as she holds on to her Christian faith.
"If we did not have the faith that we have, I don't know that we would be making it through right now," Jennifer Weeks says.
Her husband is fighting for his life at Froedtert Hospital. Earlier this week Brent Weeks was trying to repair the family car when the car slipped off the Jack. Brent was trapped underneath, six-year-old Bodie just feet away.
"I asked what to do and he said just go and find help," explains Bodie. "And I started yelling 'help, help'".
Bodie's quick action and calm in the situation was vital.
"I think it's amazing that boy had the maturity and he was calm enough to do what he needed to do," Weeks says.
Tonight Jennifer is praying for a miracle.
"I also wonder if maybe this is happening for a reason," Jennifer says. "He is going to get better and go out there and mister to more people, and show them that miracles can happen."