Rochester, New York (TFC) – According to the Democrat and Chronicle, a deer which had been struck and injured by a car in Rochester, NY on Monday miraculously staggered, with two broken legs, into Strong Memorial Hospital and then found its way into the emergency room. Unfortunately there was no help for this amazing creature who by some strange luck or benevolent guidance seemed to know where to go when one is in need of medical assistance. Two Monroe County sheriffs with the help of University of Rochester public safety officers corralled the deer, strapped her to a gurney and removed the deer from the hospital. Animal control was called and the deer was euthanized, which is just a delicate way of saying the deer was shot in the head. Animal control could have brought the deer to a shelter where her broken legs would have been mended.
This incident has ruffled some feathers, after all it’s not everyday that a deer with two broken legs makes its way to a hospital and then finds the emergency room. Some will call this a simple coincidence while others will see this as a miracle, whatever the case may be, we human beings can’t definitively call it one or the other, as we are not privy to the inner workings of the universe or the divinity of nature itself. Mahatma Gandhi said, “the greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” with that in mind we should think deeply on how great a nation we could be, and forge that nation ourselves. The politicians won’t do it for us, they never have and never will, it’s up to us to make this country great again. The first step is realizing; that you have the power.