A teen paralyzed because of a skiing accident turned to God and prayed for his healing, and God answered powerfully.
Paralyzed From Ski Accident
In January 2017, Ryan Kolonich met an unfortunate accident while having fun skiing in Pennsylvania with his ski club group. The high school senior apparently crashed hard into the icy ground. And the next thing he knew, he could no longer move his body.
As soon as paramedics rushed Ryan to the hospital, Ryan thought he could no longer walk because he was paralyzed. The MRI then revealed that his vertebrae had been shattered and pieces of bones had pinched his spinal cord. So, he had to go through immediate surgery. But the doctor made it clear that the teen could lose his ability to walk after the 4-hour surgery.
Faith In God
But despite the bad news, Ryan’s family clung to their faith in God. So, they asked for prayers from everyone they knew. Soon, the surgery went successful, and Ryan got stabilized. But doctors have yet to find out if he could still walk again. Five days later, they saw improvement as Ryan could finally twitch his toe.
Although doctors doubted his slow recovery, the family rejoiced with Ryan’s slight improvement. Ryan was still determined to be healed and give his all. Then at a rehab facility, he turned to God and prayed about his circumstance. That’s when he learned to celebrate small victories in his healing process. Through prayer and hard work, Ryan gradually recovered.
Then, on the last day of therapy at the facility, Ryan could finally walk toward his mom, who waited for him at the end. It also became his goal to be able to walk and get his diploma himself on his graduation day.
“I knew that if God could get me to where I was, there’s nothing that could stop me,” Ryan remarked.
And indeed, God showed His power and made all of Ryan’s desires come true.
Reference | 700 Club Interactive