We Never Know What Might Happen
Last Update: Dec 27, 2020
Recently a very good friend of mine who I have known since high school, had a life threatening event. She travels around in a wheelchair because she is a diabetic and has had one of her legs amputated. She loves to travel and has never let her disability stop her.
Recently she along with friends and family went to visit the beautiful Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina. This is an impressive 250-room chateau which was completed in 1895 by George Vanderbilt.
Posted outside the estate are signs saying do not leave food around on the grounds or in your vehicle because of bears. Personally, I think if I had seen this sign I would have left immediately, but my friend is and always has been very adventurous.
As she was heading to her van, she ran over a rock and fell out of her wheelchair. She said the next thing she knew a bear had grabbed her by the hand and was pulling her towards a
wooded area. She said the last thing she remembered before passing out was hearing the bear growl.
When she woke up she found herself sitting on the ground beside her van. She found out that a man walking nearby witnessed the incident, scared the bear away and rescued her. (God Bless this man). She ended up with injuries on her hand, which the bear used to drag her and scrapes on her hand, hip and leg from being dragged. Her family says that so far they have seen no signs of any emotional or mental trauma.
When she told me this story I was skeptical at first because I only hear about this kind of story on the evening news. This type of thing doesn't happen to me or anyone I know.
Life is unpredictable. We never know when things will happen. My friend never knew when she woke up that morning that later on that day she would be attacked by a bear. How could she? How can we?
If you live each day as it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.
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