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BY Jimmy Akin
Thomas Peters (American Papist/CatholicVote/National Organization for Marriage) has been severely injured and is in need of your prayers.
According to his father, canonist Edward Peters (via Facebook):
Thomas Peters was seriously hurt in a swimming accident Tuesday evening. He fractured his 5th cervical vert. and is at Univ. Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). Natalie Zmuda Peters is there, and the moms Angela & Becky Z flew out a couple hours ago. He moved an arm on command and is undergoing more tests. He has responded pretty well to the immediate steps taken for him so far. I will stay in touch here. Your prayers and well wishes are deeply appreciated.
Thom can move his arms, docs are discussing the best treatment for his neck injury. Immediate concern is for the considerable water in his lungs. We are astounded at the expressions of prayers and support. Thom & Nat know about it. Please keep them up.
I have known Thomas and his family for many years, and I implore your prayers for him, his wife, his family, and for all who are in similar situations.
Words are inadequate to the burden of my heart.
"The Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words" (Rom. 8:28).