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Oklahoma Teen Brought Back To Life After Heart Stops

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Josh Girty suffered a heart attack while at a concert a couple weeks ago. Paramedics said Josh actually died before they were able to resuscitate him using a defibrillator. Josh Girty suffered a heart attack while at a concert a couple weeks ago. Paramedics said Josh actually died before they were able to resuscitate him using a defibrillator.

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma teen is being called a miracle after dying then being brought back to life.

Seventeen-year-old Josh Girty is recovering at the Children's Center in Bethany after he had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago during a Christian concert at the Ford Center.

Paramedics told his mother he actually died, but they were able to use a defibrillator to bring him back to life.

Josh's mother said she spent her three hour drive from Alva praying.

"Just lifting him up to God. I've done that all my life. He's my child, and I love him but ultimately he's God's not mine," said Laura Girty, Josh's mom.

Doctors diagnosed Josh with a rare genetic heart defect with a 20-percent survival rate. He has one surgery and a couple more weeks of therapy.

His mom thinks God saved him for a reason and said his goal is to be a missionary.

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