In 2004, an 8-year-old boy named Anthony Sukto was nearly stabbed to death with a butcher knife. The man holding the knife was his own father.
After Tony Sukto fled the scene, Anthony managed to call 911 and describe the attack as he was bleeding profusely from several stab wounds.
“My daddy killed me with a knife and I’m gone. Can you please send the Army men or the ambulance?” he begged the 911 operator. Minutes later, Anthony’s dad ran back into the house.
The little boy said angels told him to play dead — and at that very moment, a policeman miraculously entered the home and saved Anthony’s life.
In 2006, Oprah sat down with Anthony two years after his father committed this unthinkable act in a segment entitled, “One of the Bravest Boys Oprah Ever Met.” Oprah also brought out hero police sergeant Mark Eakes and fireman Jeff Colquhoun, who was also on the scene that day.
Tony Sukto pleaded innocent to the first-degree murder of his wife and attempted first-degree murder of Anthony. He was convicted and is currently in prison, but Anthony says he would love to see him; he says he forgives him. We’ve met some incredible survivors before, and Anthony is no exception.
In the video below, Oprah revisits Anthony again — when he’s 18 and a senior in high school. I couldn’t help but feel moved as Anthony revealed whom he’d been living with.
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