SLATON, TX (KCBD) - Xavier Ramirez is a walking miracle.
Back on October 23, 2015, Xavier collapsed on the football field suffering from cardiac arrest. Xavier was in a coma for days and had open heart surgery in Houston. In March of 2016, he was cleared to get back playing baseball. He thinks back to that night on the football field daily.
"I think back to it every day. That's my inspiration."
Now in his senior season, Xavier is on a hot hitting streak that included three home runs against Muleshoe. In his last three games he's an incredible 11 for 12 with four home runs, four singles, two doubles, two triples and 17 RBI. What's caused him to get so hot?
"I really don't know. It just got into me. It must magically happened. I was really surprised."
Xavier and the Slaton Tigers open the playoffs Friday against Childress in Ralls. The community of Slaton has backed and blessed Xavier through this whole ordeal. Xavier knows this chapter is coming to an end as he graduates from Slaton on May 17.
"They've been behind my back 24/7, any day of the week. It's hard to see my days limited, just counting away the days to graduation."
Xavier's miracle journey will come full circle as he plans to be a cardiologist.
It's fitting for a guy who has shown amazing heart, determination and faith through this whole ordeal.