Leo Perras – A Faith Healer Healed His Pain and Paralysis
Leo Perras – A Faith Healer Healed His Pain and ParalysisNovember 12th, 2017 by
I first read Leo Perras’ story over 25 years ago in a book called Making Miracles by Dr. Paul Roud. I have never forgotten it. This story was widely reported on and verified by the media at the time. It’s the kind of story conventional medicine hates because it defies any rational explanation. It’s the kind of story that gives me hope that anything is possible and it is never too late.
Leo was hit by a truck when he was 18 years old. The accident damaged his back and over a period of years he had several back surgeries, each of which left him worse off. Then a medical procedure left him paralyzed from the chest down. He was often in excruciating pain despite large doses of narcotics. Still, he did his best to carry on, continuing to work whenever he could to support his family. After over 20 years in a wheelchair, his overall health was very poor too. A well known faith healer, Father DiOrio, was going to give a service nearby and Leo’s family, friends and even his doctor wanted him to go. At first, Leo didn’t want any part of it, but he eventually gave in and agreed to go. After praying over Leo for a short time, Father DiOrio told him to stand up and walk. For the first time in over 20 years, Leo was able to do so. He walked out of that church that day and kept on walking. His pain was gone and it never came back. He never took another pain pill and had no withdrawal. His doctor proclaimed that it was medically impossible at the time for him to walk because his muscles were atrophied and his nerves were deteriorated. Eventually, the strength and feeling came back into Leo’s legs. After this experience, for the first time in Leo’s life, he became a religious man.
Faith healing, like any other attempt to heal, doesn’t always work. On the other hand, it won’t harm you and you never know.