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Prayers Answered: A Padre Pio Miracle

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Sue Brinkmann - published on 05/12/15

If there was any doubt in their minds that Padre Pio interceded in Paul’s healing, those doubts were put to rest a year after the accident when the family received an unexpected phone call from Bill Rose, who lived on the property where Paul hit the tree. Rose claimed he heard the crash the night of the accident and ran outside to find Paul laying on the ground with his face in a gutter. He knew the person was dying and while someone called for an ambulance, he held Paul’s head up out of the gutter and prayed for his soul. 

“Within three to five minutes of your son’s accident,” he told Betty, “I dedicated him to Padre Pio.”

To this day, Paul admits he still wonders “why me?” But that doesn’t stop him from telling his story whenever he can. “I’m not doing this for myself,” Paul said. “I want to give other people hope.”

Sue Brinkmann wrote this story as part of collection of survivor stories in 
Amazing Grace for Survivors. It is republished here with permission.

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