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Old 12-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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I was born terribly handicapped. But at age 18, I saved a boy's life and in
doing so I was "electrocuted", but in doing this good deed, miraculously my
handicap from birth vanished...Took up boxing and became a champion
later on...Yes miracles can happen. Who am I ?
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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"The Astoria assasin" aka. "Der Paulie".
Not only one of the hardest punching LHW:s of all time and one of the most colourful champions of the colourful 20's, but a world class wrestler to boot.
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Shocky McGee.
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"The Astoria assasin" aka. "Der Paulie".
Not only one of the hardest punching LHW:s of all time and one of the most colourful champions of the colourful 20's, but a world class wrestler to boot.
Yep, it was "paralyzing Paul Berlenbach who was born a deaf mute. Could not speak or hear. Until one day when he was 18, climbed up an electric pole to untie another deaf mute's kite,and was "electrocuted" by a live wire, fell to the ground unconscious and was revived and to everyone's amazement was able to hear for the first time ever...Truly a miracle..
Became a wrestling champion, took up boxing and became LH champ in 1925...One of the most rugged and heavy hitting lightheavyweights ever...
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Yep, it was "paralyzing Paul Berlenbach who was born a deaf mute. Could not speak or hear. Until one day when he was 18, climbed up an electric pole to untie another deaf mute's kite,and was "electrocuted" by a live wire, fell to the ground unconscious and was revived and to everyone's amazement was able to hear for the first time ever...Truly a miracle..
Became a wrestling champion, took up boxing and became LH champ in 1925...One of the most rugged and heavy hitting lightheavyweights ever...
I don't think he was born a deaf mute. He contracted Scarlet Fever at the age of four which rendered him deaf and dumb.

It is truly an amazing story.
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Wow, thank you Burt for this great story. I had never hear that one before.
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Thanks for sharing.

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Truth is stranger than fiction it is said. Last week in my local paper an eight year old mute from birth who never uttered a word was being fed hot cocoa by his mom.
All of a sudden this 8 year old mute said to his astonished mom "too sweet". His mother
sreamed out " Jimmie, why haven't you ever said a word before "? Jimmie replied "until now everything has been OK " !!!
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Truth is stranger than fiction it is said. Last week in my local paper an eight year old mute from birth who never uttered a word was being fed hot cocoa by his mom.
All of a sudden this 8 year old mute said to his astonished mom "too sweet". His mother
sreamed out " Jimmie, why haven't you ever said a word before "? Jimmie replied "until now everything has been OK " !!!

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