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You’re crediting who?

I just watched a video about a car accident victim, his accompanying horrifying injuries, and his subsequent recovery. The injuries were so bad that the ICU had to put him into a chemically-induced coma for six and a half weeks. The medical staff patched him back up, fixing shattered joints, a fractured spine, dislocations, and lacerations on internal organs, among other horrors.

After recovery, there was no paralysis and everything was healing well… an amazing recovery.

So after over 8 weeks of constant medical care by a superb team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, and technicians, who gets the credit for the recovery? Here’s a hint. The soundtrack accompanying the video is the song “I Have To Believe” by Rita Springer.

Don’t get me wrong. I have overwhelming sympathy for what the victim had to endure. I can’t even imagine the nightmare scenario of enduring that kind of physical trauma and the succeeding physical therapy. I cringed (and got a little choked up) when the video mentioned that the kids finally got to see their father after he woke up from the coma.

However, I have an overwhelming feeling of disgust for the insensitivity and disregard for the monumentally heroic efforts by all the medical personnel who actually made the recovery possible. I’d guess that perhaps the family thanked the staff in person, but to then create a “tribute” video and make the claim that God did the work? …with no mention at all of the amazing people who actually saved the victim’s life, patched him up, and made his body functional again?

That is hideous, ignorant behavior.

2 Comments

  1. stavros says:

    the usual stuff isn’t it? So shallow people…

    Any links to the video?

    1. Dan says:

      No links that I know of. I only had the actual video file. A friend (who knows the victim) asked me to strip out the audio track for her. It might be on Youtube, but I can’t find it anywhere. Sorry.

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