For three years, Andrea de Luca was suffering from perthes, confined to a wheelchair as his femoral head and hip were flaking. During Mass in Medjugorje, he felt a strong heat, and upon his return he heard a voice tell him to walk. Medical experts confirm a healing they cannot explain.
The doctors who were treating him, Dr. AnastasioTricarico, a professor oforthopedicsand traumatologyat theUniversity of Naples,and Dr.Pasquale Guida, an expert of orthopedicsfrom Naples, testify to Andrea de Luca’s inexplicable healing. In Italian author/journalist Paolo Brosio’s new book, “Ray of Light”, they further present before and after x-rays showing the restoration of bones that had been broken and missing. Unbearable pain and a paralyzed life in a wheelchair are among the consequences of perthes, a rare disease that leads the femoral head and hip to flake. 21 years old Andrea de Luca from Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, lived this condition for three years until he was cured in Medjugorje.
Andrea’s healing began with a garden statue of the Virgin Mary lighting up
“One day, a young mangreeted me: ‘Hello professor” while he was riding a bicycle. I could not believeit was Andrea, whosediseaseI had followed for three years” Dr. Pasquale Guida told the Italian tv station RAI.
In September 2009 Andrea de Luca and his parents went to Medjugorje. It was the last hope they had for a cure. The first sign came one evening as he had gone into the garden of the place they were living.
“I could notsleep. I went outinto the yard, made the Sign of the Cross,andbeganto pray. Then the head of Our Lady’s statue before me lit up. Althoughit was a beautifullight, one youcannot describe,Igot scaredand went backinside.I invited my parentsto come andsee. When theyarrived, two beams came out of the statue, one fromthe heart, the other from the leg” Andrea de Luca tells the Croatian daily 24 sata.
“Then one day, a nuntold me: ‘Talk to Jesus. Talk. Tell Him totake away yourdisease.” The following dayI went to Massandprayedforthe first timemyself. I felt a heatin my entire back” says De Luca, 16 years old by the time.
Because of fear, he would not put his crutches away. That he only did when he returned to Italy.
He was silent in public for almost five years before he started telling what had happened to him.“When we returnedhome, I waited with my crutchesinorderto get out ofthe bus. Then three timesIheard a voicein my heart saying,‘You aremyapostle. Walkandwearmylight’. Fromthat moment ceased theverybigpain that I had feltfor three years” saysAndrea de Luca.
“I did not wantto talk about itthen. I was achild. Now I aman adult, and thedoctorshave confirmed that a miracle happened in my case” he says.
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