Avery Gerleman survived a catastrophic illness in 2006 that would have killed most people. Her recovery is nowing being investigated by the Vatican as it considers whether to name Father Emil Kapaun a saint. Gerleman vowed after her illness to become a nurse to take care of the sick. She will earn her licensed practical nurse pin from Wichita Area Technical College on Dec. 20.
Avery Gerleman survived a catastrophic illness in 2006 that would have killed most people. Her recovery is nowing being investigated by the Vatican as it considers whether to name Father Emil Kapaun a saint. Gerleman vowed after her illness to become a nurse to take care of the sick. She will earn her licensed practical nurse pin from Wichita Area Technical College on Dec. 20. Bo Rader The Wichita Eagle
Avery Gerleman survived a catastrophic illness in 2006 that would have killed most people. Her recovery is nowing being investigated by the Vatican as it considers whether to name Father Emil Kapaun a saint. Gerleman vowed after her illness to become a nurse to take care of the sick. She will earn her licensed practical nurse pin from Wichita Area Technical College on Dec. 20. Bo Rader The Wichita Eagle

Young girl’s astonishing recovery being investigated as Kapaun miracle

December 04, 2016 07:21 PM

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