Thursday, June 2, 2011

Forgiveness: Rosario Rodriguez

From time to time WBN brings you the work produced by Spirit Juice Studios, including music videos, digital shorts, and inspirational videos. SJS is at it again, this time with a piece on forgiveness with Rosario Rodriguez.

It's a powerful story that I know you'll enjoy.

[YouTube] On June 29th, 2009 Rosario was a victim of a robbery and was shot in the chest. The doctors are calling her a miracle as the bullet missed her heart by 1 cm. Her esophagus was hit by the bullet and severely damaged while fragments of the bullet hit both of my lungs. It took 8 hours of intense surgery to repair her esophagus. The doctors placed two tubes in her right lung and one in her left to drain them after they collapsed. Her doctors and surgeons said she would spend at least two months in the hospital but thanks to the prayers from many around the world and by the Grace of God she was released only 10 days after the incident. She spent a month and a half recovering in LA where she had been living and her friends took very good care of her. She has now flown home to west Michigan to stay with her family and am working her way to a full recovery, which will take about two years.

To follow her journey of recovery, the trial, whatever is going on in her life and whatever is on her mind. Check out her blog:

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Barb Schoeneberger said...

I am pondering the question: Is it easier to forgive a stranger who wrongs us than someone we know who has betrayed us? Either way, we have suffered a loss and forgiveness is about letting the loss go, not looking back, and accepting the will of God. I admire people like Rodriguez. They are a good example for all of us.

Nod said...

My guess (and experience) is that it is easier to forgive a stranger than someone close.

Notwithstanding that, I think Ms. Rodriguez's example is outstanding.


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