Today I was witness to a miracle. Before my very eyes, I saw a young man come back to health....and to life, through the power of prayer.
Today at the Planned Parenthood I witnessed a horrible car accident involving a young man that I did not know. He was probably in his late 20's I thought. As we were standing out front of the abortion facility with our signs and sacramentals, we all heard a thundering crashing sound that deafened the ears. I honestly thought someone had shot off a firearm close by, or a cannon. It was that loud.
When I looked, I saw a two car collision, about 50 feet from us, with one car being T boned by the other.
The car that was T boned was the young man's car. I ran over to check on the driver of the car, and the Rosary Brothers (nicknamed brothers from Holy Rosary Parish) were already over there. I asked if the driver was ok, and they said that he wasn't moving.
I ran over to the door of the car, peering inside I could see the driver with his head slumped over to his right, motionless, hands limp in his lap, eyes partially open but no sign of his pupils. I ripped the door open after I handed my phone to my friend to call 911. I knew that if he wasn't breathing I would have to do CPR, of which I am certified in. The car was still running and the music was playing, small billows of scentless white smoke were coming off the car. The airbag on the passengers side had deployed, but the one on his side had not. Thinking back now, if someone had been in the passengers side, they probably would have died.
I asked him if he could hear me and I looked for signs of breathing, knowing that I did not want to move him because I could injure him even more. I could see his chest was moving up in down in panicked breaths. Short and hollow. BUT he was breathing! His fingers were sort of curled in a way that was so strange to me. His neck was leaning back against the seat, with his head limp...no movement. It looked to me like he had broken his neck. If I hadn't seen his chest moving slightly with these shallow breaths, I would have thought he was a corpse. He did not move or respond to me calling out to him at all. I lovingly patted his leg telling him that I was with him and to not be afraid. I told him not to move and that we had called 911. The paramedics were on there way.
I felt myself getting dizzy and I realized that at this moment, this young man might die and I needed to pray. I began to cry as I realized how serious this situation actually was. I called out to God, "Oh, Lord Jesus, Have mercy on him! Save his life!"
I knelt down on the asphalt and took his hand, with the eerie curled fingers. As I rubbed his hand holding it, I began to pray out loud......Our Father....who art in heaven....then Hail Mary, Full of Grace.....finishing with Gory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit......
As I told him that Jesus loved him so much, and that He was here with us, I could see his breathing speed up, as though he were crying on the inside. There was no indication of life in any other part of his body, just his shallow breathing. Only once, during what I am sure was only a few minutes but seemed like an ETERNITY waiting for EMS, he moved his fingers slightly around mine as I held his hand.
I continued to talk to him, to make my voice sound as soothing as I could, even though I was tremendously scared. Holding his hand in mine, I kept repeating, "Oh Lord Jesus, have mercy! Have mercy!"
Then, the paramedics, fire truck and police arrived and I exclaimed " They are here! Hang in there!"
...I jumped out of their way as they crowded around to look at him, still slumped back, in his seatbelt.
I stood back on the sidewalk, watching, and praying...."Hail Mary, full of Grace.......the Lord is with thee....."
Begging Jesus to have mercy on this young man.
THEN, as I watched, the young man began to move his lips! They put a neck brace on him, and started to move him out of the car. I could see his lips moving and as they stood him up HE REACHED UP WITH HIS HAND to move his hat! I was blown away because I witnessed him slumped over and almost lifeless as I prayed with him.
They lay him on a gurney and went to go put him in the ambulance. I told my friend Therese what happened, and she said "Go give him a miraculous medal!" I just happened to have one in my pocket.
I asked the fireman if he would give it to him as I handed the medal to him. The fireman looked down at the medal briefly, and then looked at me and said "Ok". He walked over and put the medal on his gurney, telling him it was from us. They put him in the ambulance, and then it sat there for awhile with him in it! Which I knew was a GOOD SIGN! Therese also gave the firemen one of her cards with my name on it to give the young man too, just in case he ended up wanting to talk to us.
The other young women involved in the crash was also taken in an ambulance but she was talking and able to walk so I think she will be ok. I rubbed her back as I sat next to her telling her that I was so sorry she had been in this accident. Therese gave her a miraculous medal too, which she took with her in the ambulance.
I'm sure that what I witnessed today was a miracle! Jesus and the Virgin Mary were there, and they healed his body! I will continue to pray for his recovery and offer the masses I go to for him. I hope he knows how SPECIAL he is to Jesus and Mary! This was a Divine Appointment!
As I write this, I am remembering that today in adoration at Holy Rosary, I asked Jesus to send people to me who He wanted to come to His Church. To send people my way who He was calling into communion with Him and His Mother. I knew I was going to the abortion clinic and I sometimes will make this specific request to Him, thinking that it would entail a young women going into the clinic to abort her baby.
I had no idea that He was going to answer my request in this way. How wonderful that He uses us to help each other though intercessory prayer! He doesn't need us in order to show His power, but He chooses to use us, as feeble and wretched as we are!
He is so merciful! He is here and He loves us!
Call out to Him to save you! Call on the Virgin Mary! Pray your Rosary daily!
But be careful when you ask Him to use you...
you might just get what you desire...