by Cassy Fiano | March 23, 2016 6:37 pm
Surviving a terrorist attack is something that people only dream of experiencing in their nightmares. But this American has survived not only one, but three.
An American Mormon missionary who was injured in the horrifying Brussels airport terrorist attack previously survived the Boston bombing and the Paris attacks.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the double blasts, which left at least 34 people dead including three of the terrorists and nearly 200 people injured.
The State Department said Wednesday that at least 12 Americans have been injured in the attacks, including Mormon missionary Mason Wells, 19, his two colleagues, a U.S. Air Force officer and the serviceman’s five family members.
… Some of the shrapnel from those blasts hit Mason Wills.
And it is a similar technique used by the terrorists who attacked Paris, where Mason was last year when 130 people were killed.
The 19-year-old suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, injuries from shrapnel and second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands after the bombing.
Two missionaries who were with Mason also suffered injuries, but survived.
‘This is his third terrorist attack,’ Chad Wells, Mason’s father, told ABC News.
‘This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast
‘We live in a dangerous world and not everyone is kind and loving.’
Chad said he and Mason were a block away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where the bombing took place, waiting for Mason’s mother, Kymberly Wells, who was a runner.
‘It had shaken their bodies and he had taken Mason to our hotel and said to stay there.
‘Mason was very calm and composed,’ Kymberly told ABC News.
Mason is currently in a Belgian hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, he told his parents. He was at ‘ground zero’ of the blast zone when the bombs went off.
ABC News was there when Mason’s parents spoke to him from the hospital. Chad Wells promised to get on the next flight to Paris to visit his son.
‘I don’t feel like you need to come to Europe but I’m not gonna stop you if you guys…if you want to, Dad,’ Mason says during the call. ‘The burns aren’t too bad at all, so they’re pretty sure they’re not gonna scar.’
Mason’s mother’s voice breaks as she asks her son how long he’ll be in the hospital, and he says weeks.
‘It’s a miracle he’s alive. It’s a blessing from God he’s alive,’ Chad Wells said. ‘He’s just grateful to be alive, to have survived this, we’re grateful that he survived such a horrible thing, because being right there at ground zero, and right next to the attack – and to survive – is nothing short of a huge miracle.’
This kid either has Heaven’s best guardian angel watching over him, or he’s the luckiest man alive. It’s awful that he keeps finding himself in these situations, but he’s unbelievably lucky to keep surviving them.
Source URL: https://rightwingnews.com/terrorism/american-left-burns-shrapnel-injuries-brussels-attack-also-survived-boston-paris-bombings/
Copyright ©2022 John Hawkins' Right Wing News unless otherwise noted.