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A tough wrestler gave a powerful flying blow to the face of Pettirojo that he lost his conscience. He thanks Saint John Bosco because nothing serious happened and he only got few stitches.

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The bullfighter El Cordoves thanks the Virgin of Guadalupe for surviving after being deadly gored.

May 21, 1990

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I thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for not losing my eye and going blind when I was gathering prickly pears and one fell down in my eye hitting me with thorns.

Timoteo Hernandez Lopez
July 16, 1968, Torreon

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The mariachi singer Juan Jose Ruiz came to perform in a restaurant while being drunk. The audience got angry and started to throw food at him. He was hit in the eye. He thanks Saint Pancras for the recovery and promises to be more professional.

The torero Catarino Mendoza brings this retablo thanking Saint James for healing the wound on his buttock after being pierced by the bull.

Puebla, 1940

Jesus Encarnacion Lopez loved rock and created his own death-metal band. But because of lack of technique he damaged his vocal cords after screaming too much. He thanks Saint Jude for he has recovered after some stinky herbs treatment.

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Rafael Calderon was very cruel with the horses, and it ended with a tremendous horse-kick that sent him to the hospital. He thanks Saint Francisco of Assisi for the recovery and promises to treat the animals better.

There were a cockfight during the town holiday. But one day the audience started to shoot, and a boy was wounded. The Rodriguez family thanks the Virgin of San Juan for his recovery.

At a Christmas party, when one girl was about to break piñata but hit Adalberto Duran in the head instead. She smashed his face, and his mother was very scared seeing his son covered in blood. She prayed the Virgin of Zapopan so that her son wouldn’t became stupid after such a blow and wouldn’t lose his mind. The Virgin heard her prayers, and Adalberto got better very soon. He feels alright now.

December 1920, a Marselina Alvares’ son was hit in the skull and became an idiot. Since no remedy could help him, she implored Saint Pancras. Three days later her son got better, and she’s infinitely thankful for that.

Hueyapan, 1920

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E. P. went to a whorehouse and used there the Crazy Lola’s services who rode him so hard that she broke his penis. He thanks Saint Bruno with the present retablo for his recovery and promises to not visit such places anymore.

During a ballet rehearsal Arturo Lezama lifted up his partner and hurt his back very badly. He gives thanks to Saint Jude for his prompt recovery.

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I always enjoyed the speed and strong emotions. But then I got in a terrible crash on my motorcycle. I suffered multiple fractures and spent several weeks in the hospital. I dedicate this retablo to Saint Barbara thanking her for that crash because that way I met a gorgeous nurse who made my recovery very pleasant. Now, when I’m recovered I’ve even invited her to go dancing.

Ricardo Salas \ Merida, Yucatan