Tuesday, May 16, 2006
7 News Features: Touched By An Angel
Many of us have had amazing, unexpected experiences in life. And while it's easy to label them as lucky or coincidence. Many people are convinced they could be the act of a guardian angel. In tonight's special assignment report, they tell us why any of us can be Touched By An Angel.
WSVN--Some people pick up pennies, others pick out charms.
Some people make a wish, while others make a spiritual connection.
Craig stevens: "But our lives and our luck may not be controlled by rituals and routines. Instead, many believe help is sent from heaven when we need it most. They're convinced each of us has an angel... A guardian angel."
Mark Kraus: "Before I was born my parents had a girl, unfortunately she had a serious heart condition, and died about a week after she was born. My entire life I was told she was my guardian angel."
Mark Kraus believes he's been touched by an angel.
Sixteen years ago, when his daughter was born, doctors weren't sure how long she would live.
Mark Kraus: "She was very low birth weight, she was jaundiced, she wouldn't eat, we were very concerned."
But his panic turned to peace when his sister came to him in his sleep.
Mark Kraus: "One night I awoke and I looked up and I saw this face, with light around it, and it said, 'Brother, don't worry anymore. I'm taking care of her.' And that moment I knew that my guardian angel was now my daughter's guardian angel."
The next morning, Mark noticed a difference in his daughter.
She was eating better and feeling better.
Mark Kraus: "She had made it... and she's doing really well today."
Lynn Anderson: "I have a guardian angel."
Lynn Anderson swears her guardian angel appeared when her car crashed into a watery ravine.
Lynn Anderson: "I thought please God don't let me die this way you've got to send somebody, anybody."
Injured and unable to escape she claims a 'supernatural savior' spoke to her.
Lynn Anderson: "Something told me -- it was more of an urge -- you need to turn on the inside car light. I turned it on, and it seemed much brighter than I thought it would be and then I faded out."
While unconscious some hunters saw the light and rescued Lynn.
But the mechanic who worked on her car is convinced that light didn't come from inside the automobile.
Lynn Anderson: "He said I don't see how that could have happened your battery was torn away, you didn't have any power , you couldn't have turned on the inside car light."
Dr. Doreen Virtue: "When Lynn heard that voice or received the urging to turn on the light. That was a message from her angels. And the angels were powering it with their own energy."
Dr. Doreen virtue has a virtue of her own -- she claims she connects with angels.
And that each of us has a guardian angel assigned to us from birth until death.
Dr. Doreen Virtue: "Your angels are always talking to you through your intuition and your gut feelings."
She says we can always contact our angels by calling out for them.
But they can't always help even though they want to.
Lynn Anderson: "They're not going to deliver you from every evil, but they will hold your hand through everything."
Lynn's grateful for her guardian angel.
She credits it with saving her life.
Meanwhile Mark's daughter is all grown up.
But as far back as she can remember, she's always felt that someone or something has been with her.
Elizabeth: "I think it's made me feel more aware of a guardian angel in my life and um yeah it makes me feel kind of happy to know there's someone watching over me."
Dr. Virtue says in addition to our assigned guardian angel, additional angels come and go to help us with different life experiences.
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