Man Struck By Lightning Thankful To Be Alive

When jogging around Lake Zorinsky, there's a place John Reimer always stops and says a prayer.

"Thank you Jesus for life and living," said Reimer.

Ten years ago, on the path that surround the lake. Reimer's life was changed.

He doesn't remember anything from that day, but he knows now what happened.

"The next thing I knew it was three days later, I woke up in the hospital, and they told me I had been struck by lightning," said Reimer.

He doesn't remember the moment, but knows where he was standing.

"This is the spot where it all happened," points Reimer.

That day it wasn't clear skies. May 29th, 2004 it was cloudy.

"The lightening hit right here in my ankle, supposedly it went right up through my body and out the back of my head. That is what they say," said Reimer.

After 10 years there is still one item Reimer has kept. That is his tennis shoes. Along the soles, they are shredded. That tearing Reimer said is from the lightning.

It's a reminder to himself of how precious life is, "And it's also a reminder of how good God is."

Reimer calls it a miracle, and seeing how spry he is at 69, maybe it was.


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