Image: Ville Turkkinen

It’s a bitter February morning in Tresckow, Pennsylvania, and Don Smith is facing his worst nightmare. After searching for his missing son Justin, he discovers the 26-year-old blue and unconscious on the sidewalk, seemingly frozen to death in the terrible cold. Desperate, Don therefore calls the emergency services – but can they actually help? Well, as it turns out, one doctor has a last-ditch – but pretty insane – idea that could just save the young man’s life.

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Less than 12 hours before he was found on the ground, Justin had been in the local social hall, drinking beer with his friends. When he waved goodbye to his loved ones and headed out into the freezing night, though, nobody could have guessed what was to happen. And for Justin and his family, things would never be the same again after that evening.

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