One individual's family views a harrowing ordeal as a blessing in disguise.
A 67-year-old grandfather who ran out of gas while driving his pickup truck through the freezing cold southern Washington wilderness has been found alive five days after he disappeared. And his ordeal may have saved his life, his family said today.
After Dick Sturm was rescued last Friday he was hospitalized and received a CAT scan that revealed a brain tumor and cranial bleeding...
...his daughter said the tumor might not have been found if he hadn’t gotten lost.
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A Boston Marathon victim reflects on the worst day of his life. His hospital stay resulted in his getting acquainted with a nurse to whom he recently proposed.
"April 15 was one of the worst days of my life," James Costello, of Malden, writes in a Facebook post. "I soon wondered why and for what reason this had happened."
Eight months later, Costello would find the answer.
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Daniel Estrin has written an article titled New calls for Jewish prayer at Jerusalem holy site.
Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute, a group that has for years been advocating for Jewish prayer at the site, said police often harass and remove Jews who recite prayers.
"I'm asking for the right to move my lips," Richman said.
An aide to Israel's Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan said the ministry has drafted a proposal allowing for limited Jewish prayer in the compound.
"We see great importance to allow equality in freedom of religion," said Idit Druyan, the aide. "There is no reason why one religion is allowed and another religion is not."Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/calls-jewish-prayer-jerusalem-holy-170136823.html