Reuters – Motivational speaker Brock Mealer takes the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. on July 21, 2016.
He was given just a one percent chance to walk again after he was paralysed in a car crash in 2007. But that one percent was all that Brock Mealer needed to defy the odds.
With his unblinking faith in Jesus Christ, the Ohio native turned that one percent into reality. Five years later, he was able to walk again—without assistance, without using a cane and without braces—to his own wedding in December 2012.
Now, Mealer is using his amazing comeback to inspire voters to support a fellow “one percent” American—Donald Trump, the outsider who last year was given just a one percent chance of becoming the Republican presidential nominee by political pundits.
On Thursday, Mealer spoke at the Republican National Convention, declaring how Jesus made his comeback a reality, The Christian Post reports.
“Christmas Eve 2007, my parents, my younger brother, Elliott, his girlfriend, Hollis Richer, and I were driving to church. Out of nowhere, a car ran a stop sign, crashing into us. My father, my hero, David Paul Mealer, and Hollis died that night,” Mealer said, reliving the horrors of the most traumatic day of his life.
The accident badly damaged his spinal cord, and he underwent eight hours of surgery right after the accident.
When he awoke in his hospital bed, his doctor greeted him with the “devastating news”: His injury was so severe that there’s only a one percent chance that he could ever walk again.
“But that one percent was all I needed. Through it all, I had faith in Jesus Christ, I believed in myself and strived to make that one percent a reality,” Mealer said.
The miracle that came his way was actually more than what he prayed for. He was not only able to walk again, but he received other “blessings” as well.
These include being blessed with football coaches that gave him a “fighting chance” to walk again through training, graduating from The Ohio State University and having “my beautiful wife, Haley.”
“This very moment, for me, is a testament to God working all things for the good,” Mealer said.
He then urged voters to rally behind Trump to help him win the White House.
“I defied the odds. But I couldn’t do it on my own,” he said. “Donald Trump can’t do it alone either. He needs our help and support … we can unite behind Donald Trump to Make America One Again.”