“And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21
David Jimenez and his wife, Delia, are devout Catholics. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008, he would stop between food deliveries at the St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh, New York to pray before a large outdoor crucifix. Two years, later, Delia was declared cancer free.
David wanted to show his gratitude. He volunteered to clean up the cross, first by removing the trash from around the crucifix, then by scrubbing it clean. Unfortunately, while cleaning Christ’s face, he stood on the base of the crucifix and used the cross bar for support. The leverage of his weight snapped the 600-pound marble crucifix off of the base and onto his leg. The damage was so severe that doctors were forced to amputate that leg, reports The Associated Press.