I walked into the ICU and the nurses came to me to tell me how a patient in the far bed was a walking miracle. It turns out he had hurt his neck two weeks previously, yet had continued to walk around Nairobi for a few weeks before he finally showed up in our emergency department. By the time I met him he was flat in bed with two large screws in the side of his head holding his neck in traction. All he complained of was a little weakness on the right side of his body. He was lucky he wasn’t paralyzed! Everyone was telling him how he was a miracle.