“God has been guiding our steps the whole way,” Caleb Freeman is back in high school

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NEWCASTLE, Okla. - Caleb Freeman continues on a miraculous road to recovery supported by the faithful prayers of people around the world.

Caleb and his brother Clayton Freeman were in a serious wreck last Christmas.

Caleb was crushed by a semi, torn from his life as a star athlete and trapped in a body that did not work.

Caleb barely survived. He was left paralyzed and comatose for weeks.

His brain had been rattled around in his skull until Caleb was practically unrecognizable.

"God's just been guiding our steps the whole way," said Caleb's father, Jeremy Freeman.

Freeman launched the Facebook Pray for Caleb so fellow Christians could pray for his son.

Their hashtag #butGod became a rallying cry for a community of prayer warriors around the world.

As they prayed Caleb began to heal.

Earlier this year, News 4's Ali Meyer traveled to Denver, Colorado to document Caleb's miraculous recovery.

The varsity basketball player and cross country champion didn`t have the strength to stand on his own.

Supporters joined the Freeman family's prayers.

Nine months since the crash Caleb Freeman is now walking the halls at Newcastle High School.

"It's been amazing like literally amazing," said Caleb.

He was in a wheelchair a month ago.

But wow he's walking with some assistance.

Kyle Crossley helps navigate crowded halls and take notes in class.

However, Caleb is doing the work on his own.

Remember, he couldn`t count a few months ago, but now Caleb is studying eleventh grade material including algebra 2, U.S. history and biology.

"Honestly, I'm surprised," said Caleb's biology teacher, Joel Stark. "He asks thought-provoking questions. He does the work no different than anyone. He does the same thing as everyone."

The small town of Newcastle has welcomed Caleb back like a true celebrity.

"I just feel confident with everyone here," said Caleb's older sister, Brittany Freeman. "Everyone has taken care of him so well and loved him so well, and encouraged us so well."

Caleb goes to class all day.

He has therapy most afternoons, and he`s doing some motivational speaking on the weekends.

He shares his message of hope and faith at his church and others around Oklahoma.

"I really don't care about being embarrassed because I think, 'Does that really matter?'" said Caleb. "Honestly, I could have died that night. But God kept me alive. He did."

Caleb`s incredible faith journey caught the eye of a Hollywood producer recently.

Kevin McAfee wants to produce a documentary and feature-length film about Caleb`s miraculous recovery.

"We want to tell the story in a way that it connects with young people," McAfee said. "In a sight and sound generation they have really high expectations."

McAfee and his non-profit company Veritas Mission Films are raising money, believing as Caleb does that God will provide.

The pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church, John Dickey, first introduced McAfee to the Freemans.

"When they watch it they can see that God is alive and active and is still performing work on this earth today. So that is my prayer that people will know God is alive and he loves them and he cares about them and wants the very best," said Dickey.

From the very beginning, the Freemans have believed that Caleb would make a full recovery.

"The other night he texted us and said, 'Hey I want to go to the football field after church, and we're not leaving until I walk.'" said Clayton.

Caleb Freeman wants to run.

"The longer this thing has gone on the more people that have gotten behind us the more we have watched God has work in people's lives," said Jeremy Freeman.

The Freemans believe Caleb will be fully restored.

"At the end of the day it's really about putting your faith in God and trusting his plan no matter what," said Caleb's mother Emily Freeman.

Caleb is not there yet, but he has been changed, transformed by a God who delights in miracles who has found fertile ground beneath Caleb's feet.

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