Some of you may have already heard that while running in southern Utah, my brother Pablo took a tumble… a 20-foot tumble!
Pablo has been a long distance runner for years, competing in several races and enjoying every minute of it. Unfortunately, this past Wednesday, July 5th, as he took off for an early morning run, he fell off a cliff and sustained several injuries to his spine, neck, and face. In fact, his face shattered like glass.
His survival is a miracle to say the very least.
He has little recollection of the fall itself, but when he came to, he noticed that he was bleeding from the face and with his t-shirt, tried to stop the bleeding. He stood up and started walking.
He sustained a puncture from a branch, where his neck and shoulder meet, and this barely missed major arteries. This puncture alone could have killed him!
His back and neck broke in just the right direction so as to not render him paralyzed. His facial bones protected his brain from damage. In short he survived by the skin of his teeth—that incidentally broke as well.
We have no doubt that his survival is a total and complete miracle! We also know that his speedy rescue and recovery are due to heavenly intervention and the many prayers from friends and family.
Pablo is home and recovering. But this will be a slow and costly process. Because of current and upcoming medical expenses, we're asking for those who wish to help, to make any monetary donation they feel they can.
This would be another great blessing to Pablo and his family and they are extremely thankful.
Silvina Riboldi Niccum
- DeLene cates
- Madeline Ballard
- Kim Hanvey
Organizer and beneficiary
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