amazing people around the world

Man amputates his own leg – Al Hill
June 7, 2007, 7:53 am
Filed under: accident, Al Hill, amputation, life, people, Uncategorized

A California man used pocket knives to amputate his own leg in order to free himself after being pinned under a tree for almost 11 hours & then travelled 3km’s to get help. Eventually, Eric Bockey, a neighbour in the area, heard Hill’s cries for help.

“Only me, Al and God were there that day,” he said, declining further comment.
A few years ago I attended a book signing & got to hear the story of rock climber, Aron Ralston, who amputated his arm after it being pinned under a boulder for over 5 days. I have to say I found his story & attitude nothing short of amazing.

I find these stories fascinating mainly because of what we, as humans, are willing to do to survive. Both these peeps truely deserve to be classed as ‘amazing people of the world’

full article here


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