Nurse's Back Miraculously Healed
December 10, 2002
I am writing to you from
the village of Sydorivka, the Province of Lviv, Ukraine. My name is
Natalia Dmytrivna Bodnar. I was born in 1972. I am a Christian, a
believer and I am a churchgoer. I have heard much about God's miracles,
but I never fully understood until I experienced this first-hand.
On September 23, 2002, I suddenly developed severe
back pains. I thought, I had a slipped disc in my spine. I went to a
neurologist and they gave me my diagnosis: lumbar-spinal myalgia in the
lower back. The pain was not that severe but it certainly was very
uncomfortable. I was totally unable to bend over. It was very difficult
to walk or even to lie down. The treatment consisted of pills and
injections for pain relief. By profession I am a registered nurse, but I
dislike having injections. After one day, there was absolutely no
change in my condition. Then a miracle happened.
On September 25, 2002 I travelled to the Cathedral
of the Holy Resurrection in Ivano-Frankivsk, where Dr. Michael and Helen
were having a presentation and praying over people with their kissed
medals from Garabandal. There was a great number of people present
there in the Cathedral. I was barely able to stand on my feet and, to
tell the truth, I was wishing that I had not come.
the Cathedral, I went to confession and received Holy Communion. After
the presentation and the general prayer by Dr. Michael, I did not feel
anything and became disillusioned. Later I approached Helen for prayer.
The moment the medal of the Blessed Mother was placed on my forehead and
Helen was praying, a wonderful
miracle happened to me.
I remember the words: "Do not be afraid. Jesus is
with you," and the rest was like a dream. What happened to me, I do not
know. The other people saw what happened. Then I went and sat down on a
chair and it was as though my back was no longer in pain. Later on I
moved, stretched, bent over and my back did not hurt anymore. But I
still did not believe until I returned home! I woke up the next morning
with no pain. Now it was two days without any painkillers. I was able to
work just as before my illness. It was then that I believed, that truly,
God's power can do everything. As folk wisdom says: "Prayer can break
And so I sincerely thank Dr. Michael and Helen, who
with their own personal testimony and through the blessing of Our Lord
Jesus and Mother Mary, help people. Not everyone is given this gift from
I sincerely ask Our Blessed Mother and Jesus Christ
to continue giving them strength and perseverance to help people. And if
they are able, may they return again to Ukraine and to our village of
Sydorivka, in Ukraine and help other ill people as they have helped me.
So let us all pray together, and ask God for this, because when you
knock — the door will be opened.
Wishing you the best of health and God's protection.
Natalia D. Bodnar
December 10, 2002
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST!