The nine-year-old was hit by the thunderbolt but he was unharmed. When he came to, he found a stone the size of an egg on his head, and was convinced he possessed healing powers.
A boy next door with a fever was his first patient. The stone was placed in a glass of water and the boy drank deeply. The fever vanished.
The miracles, large and small, kept coming.
“My arm was sprained. Suddenly, I was OK again.”
“I was inside the house. Together with me was a boy of his age who had not spoken for five years. Ponari shook him. They started fighting, like wrestling and pulling each others hair. Then the boy started to talk.”
“- but he talked.”