"If we can talk about medical miracles, this certainly qualifies," said Herbert Pardes, president and chief executive officer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, during a news conference.
Moreno, whose brother Edgar died in the Dec. 7 accident, broke at least 10 bones, including multiple ribs, his right arm, vertebrae and both legs after the 500-foot fall from an apartment building on East 66th Street following an apparent malfunction of the scaffolding. Edgar Moreno, 30, also of Linden, struck a fence and was killed instantly. Neither man was wearing a safety harness.
I always found it rather odd
When people think to credit God;
The doctors helped, at least a bit,
The rescue workers didn't quit,
The strangers there, who saw him fall
And made the first responder call
So many people did so much
But still we see His Holy Touch--
You see, it seems the signs are there
That show this man has seen God's care:
The shattered ankle, broken shin
The shards of bone that pierce through skin
The massive bleeding in his gut--
Yes, every fracture, every cut--
This is the way that God Above
Displays His omnipresent Love.
And just in case He's still denied
Remember, this man's brother died.
Such agony makes Man aware
Of just how precious is God's care
And when Humanity forgets,
God has a way to hedge his bets:
He'll find a patsy, just some guy,
Like this Moreno, way up high--
When disbelievers start to scoff
God simply pushes this guy off;
With bleeding, pain, and broken bone,
God shows us that we're not alone,
With just a little Godly shove,
He gets a chance to prove His Love.
Of course, Orac got there first.