♫ It’s like raaaiiin, on your wedding day. ♫
♫ It’s like the crucifix you attribute to curing your wife’s cancer falling on your and crushing your leg. ♫
That’s exactly what happened to David Jimenez. The New Yorker prayed to a 600-pound stone crucifix unceasingly, hoping that it would cure his wife’s ovarian cancer. When he found out she was in remission, he was so grateful that he asked if he could clean the statue that stood out front of the Church of St. Patrick in Newburgh, NY.
In the process, the statue toppled over and trapped Jimenez, crushing his leg, which was later amputated.
Though parishioners gathered some $7,000 to show their support, it’s not enough: Jimenez is now suing the church for $3 million in damges. The archdiocese’s insurance company has made no offer to settle yet.
As Alanis would say, “isn’t it ironic … don’t you think?”