Visions of Our Lady: Crippled Italian Girl Healed during Apparition in MedjugorjeDecember 19, 2011 No Comments
December 19, 2011 | MedjugorjeToday.tv
(By Jakob Marschner) - All the medical tests were negative when Silvia Busi fell very ill at 16. Within days, the all-normal Italian girl found herself in a wheelchair, unable to move her legs. Nine months later Silvia’s illness disappeared as suddenly as it had come about, during an apparition to Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic. The gift of faith is the biggest one I got, she says.
For nine months from October 2004 the student from Padua, Italy, was confined to her wheelchair, unable to walk or move her legs. Silvia’s time as an invalid ended in June 2005 on top of Apparition Hill in Medjugorje when she stood up and walked after an apparition to visionary Ivan Dragicevic.
“Until the beginning of October 2004, I was a normal girl going to school, having friends, dancing and swimming. Suddenly, within a few days, all that was blocked, though all the medical tests were negative” Silvia Busi testified during a recent prayer meeting in Italy.
“When I found myself in a wheelchair, my family and I lived through hard and painful moments. In the following months I began losing weight, and my seizures got worse, limiting my life even more, and leading me to an emotional breakdown”.
Early on, Silvia’s mother turned to faith as the solution to her daughter’s condition. The home was Catholic but Silvia says she attended Sunday Mass only out of habit:
“My mother was our strength. Finding no answers with doctors, she turned to a priest who was very devoted to a Marian group. So we started to follow the group every Friday, along with praying the Rosary, going to Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. I followed my parents, though, only because I could not stay at home alone” Silvia Busi told.
“In May, the month dedicated to the Madonna, my mother decided to attend the group every day and not only on Friday, and at least pray the Rosary and go to Mass. At first it was not easy for me but after a few weeks, I began to feel the need to go there because only there could I feel a little peace. Not being able to do the same things as my peers, in that place I felt the weight less.”
Silvia’s decision to go to Medjugorje was as sudden as her illness and her later cure:
“On June 20, my physical therapist told me that next week she would accompany her mother to Medjugorje. I asked if I could go with them, and after three days I found myself on the bus to Medjugorje with my father. We arrived in the morning of June 24, the Feast of Saint John the Baptist, but also the anniversary of the first apparition” Silvia Busi told the attendees at the prayer meeting.
When Silvia heard that visionary Ivan Dragicvevic was to have a public apparition in the evening, she immediately decided to go there, though she thought it would be impossible to bring her wheelchair to the top of Apparition Hill. Instead, she was carried to the hilltop where she arrived at 8 pm, two hours before the apparition.
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