Dunlap was pronounced dead November 19 at United Regional Healthcare System in Wichita Falls, Texas, after he was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. His family approved having his organs harvested.
As family members were paying their last respects, he moved his foot and hand. He reacted to a pocketknife scraped across his foot and to pressure applied under a fingernail. After 48 days in the hospital, he was allowed to return home, where he continues to work on his recovery.
Dunlap, 21, of Frederick, Oklahoma, said he has no recollection of the crash.
"I remember a little bit that was about an hour before the accident happened. But then about six hours before that, I remember," he said.
Dunlap said one thing he does remember is hearing the doctors pronounce him dead.
"I'm glad I couldn't get up and do what I wanted to do," he said.
That bolded part is quite possibly the awesomest thing I have ever read in my life. And I read Maniac Magee as a kid. Anyway, I think we should all be thankful that Gary England was able to lay his hands upon this guy and work his miracles. It makes for a cool story, which you can see in living color in this video:
Once again, thanks to Ryan from Oklahoma Rock who sends us about 95% of the stories on this site and from whom I stole the subject line of this post.