Irish man says God spoke to him after devastating car crash that left him with a broken neck and back.
He said, ‘I’ve never let you down before. You’re not going to be paralysed’. “I had an overwhelming feeling of calm and I knew I’d be OK.”
Padraic Rocliffe is now on a mission to help highlight the homeless crisis.
December 15, 2017. Reported [here], [here], [here] and [here]. A student who had a “near death” experience in the middle of a US desert has told how God spoke to him. Padraic Rocliffe, from Westport, Co Mayo, heard the voice while trapped in a car after a horrific crash in California. The 26-year-old was studying in in the US when the accident happened last September on a trip to Lake Tahoe with other students.
He recalled: “I was involved in a rollover accident out in a place called Death Valley of all places. “I broke my neck, my back and my foot. I ended up spending 10 months in Vegas.” Padraic’s heavenly encounter took place as he lay trapped with the motor’s driver for two hours, waiting for emergency services. He told RTE’s Dave Fanning: “The only way I can describe it is that God spoke to me and he said, ‘Sit back into the car. Put your back up against the roof’. He told me to ask the girls to get a pillow and put it behind my head. I was unaware I had broken as many bones as I had. “He spoke to me again. He said, ‘I’ve never let you down before. You’re not going to be paralysed’. “I had an overwhelming feeling of calm and I knew I’d be OK.”
Padraic added despite having to learn how to walk and feed himself again, “It’s given me a completely different perspective”. This Sunday, Padraic, a University of Limerick student, and Lisa Higgins, will take to the streets of Dublin to ‘Shine A Light’ for the homeless by distributing essentials such as food, hot drinks, hats, scarves, gloves, socks and much more - and they need your help. Anyone who can give them a dig out is asked to meet at 1pm at The Spire, Dublin City Centre.