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My Trip to Acessible Israel

By Fred Maahs , Jr .
I grew up attending Catholic schools and spent many hours during my youth studying the Bible , the Holy Land , and the origins of my faith during religion class or in church . For me , Jerusalem and the birthplace of Christ were places that were held with absolute reverence . I never imagined that I would actually visit these holy places , especially after an accident that left me paralyzed from the chest down and using a wheelchair when I was scheduled to begin my first year at college .
I ’ ve always been a firm believer that things happen for a reason . The purpose of my trip to Israel is yet another affirmation for me that God has a plan for all of us .