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“These Graces Were No Accident“
May 22, 2008
After Car Wreck in Austria, Family Gives Thanks to St. Faustina
David Leatherby Jr. is driving. His son, Jeremy, is in the passenger’s seat, asleep. His daughter, Kimberly, is asleep on the backseat.
It’s the middle of the night. They’re on a highway in the middle of a foreign country.
Exhausted from several days pilgrimage in Rome, Mr. Leatherby, too, starts dozing off. Suddenly, to his horror, he sees that his rental car is about to slam into the back of an 18-wheeler. He turns the wheel, but it isn’t enough. The bumper of the truck shears through the right side of the car.
When the car finally comes to a stop at the edge of the highway median, Mr. Leatherby turns to look at Jeremy. His son’s face has been badly disfigured, and he’s bleeding profusely. Kimberly is OK.
Mr. Leatherby pulls his son out from the passenger’s seat and cradles him in his arms. You spend your entire life as a parent doing everything you can to raise your kids and protect them and keep them safe, and in one moment…. Continue reading »
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