10-year-old Kansas boy survives being impaled in face by meat skewer

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (WABC) -- A 10-year-old Kansas boy is alive after falling out of a tree house and landing face first on a metal skewer.

Xavier Miller fell four feet off the ladder and head first onto the meat skewer outside his Kansas City home.

His father, Shannon Miller, says the boy was climbing the tree house with his friends on Saturday afternoon when a group of Yellowjackets began attacking them.

"He was more upset about the Yellowjackets than he was about the metal piece sticking out of his face," Shannon Miller told WDAF.

The skewer was about a foot long, and it nearly went all the way through to the back of Xavier's head.

"It missed his brain," Shannon Miller said. "It missed his brain stem. It missed the nerves. Everything that's valuable in your head, it missed everything."

Xavier had surgery on Sunday. It took several hours, but it was a success.

Shannon Miller says the ordeal tested his family's faith, but they never doubted God's plan.

"Only God could have directed things to happen in a way that would save him like this," he said. "That was a miracle."

Xavier is expected to be released from the hospital soon.

His family says he's already back to normal.

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