Homeless friend in critical condition 10 days after being hit by train

My friend Terry was hit by a train on October 12, 2012. Although the news media reported that he had “minor” or “non-life threatening injuries” injuries, that was not the case. Here’s an update I posted yesterday on our StreetWatch homeless outreach team’s Facebook page:

UPDATE ON TERRY: 10 days ago, our friend Terry rushed to help another friend who had stumbled and fallen on railroad tracks while trying to cross them before an approaching train passed by. Terry was able to push her off the tracks, but he couldn’t get out of the way in time to avoid being hit by the train. He sustained substantial injuries. Terry has had two surgeries thus far and remains in an intensive care unit. His condition is critical, but stable at this time.

Please continue to pray with us for Terry’s healing and recovery. (We are trusting Jehovah Rapha — the Lord, Our Healer!) Please also pray for the doctors, nurses and other medical staff who are caring for Terry. (We are grateful for them!) And pray also for the friends whom Terry lives with at the tent city, who are struggling to deal with this very difficult situation. (Another friend from the tent city suffered an aneurysm this summer and was placed in a nursing facility after weeks in an ICU. They were still coping with that grief when Terry was injured. This is a rough time for everyone there.)

A verse for Terry: “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17

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