After all that time alone, Dr. Robert Heavin believes he experienced a miracle this weekend.
Heavin, 60, is the previously unidentified man rescued by Floyd Township and Danville firefighters on Sunday morning following a Saturday evening tractor accident on his rural Bainbridge farm.
How Heavin managed to avoid serious injury -- he suffered only two broken ribs and "a bunch of bruises -- under an overturned tractor is next to impossible to explain.
"I take it to be a miracle," Heavin said. "I don't know how else to explain it, in terms of that."
Heavin contacted the Banner Graphic on Wednesday to recount his ordeal and thank those who prayed for him during his hospital stay.
A complete article of Heavin's thoughts on the accident will be printed in Thursday's Banner Graphic.