Tuesday’s deadly bombings in Brussels were extremely horrifying and for Mason Wells, unfortunately all too familiar.
Wells, a 19-year-old Mormon Missionary from Utah, was at the airport yesterday with two other American missionaries saying goodbye to their French missionary Sister Fanny Rachel Clain, 20, at the Brussels Zaventem Airport when the blast went off.
Luckily, Clain and the other missionaries survived the attack, and Wells suffered only a few light injuries and burns.
He revealed the relatively good news to his parents in a phone call, saying:
“The burns aren’t too bad at all, so they’re pretty sure they’re not gonna scar. Yeah, and then my right hand is also kind of badly burned.”
As a result though, the teenager will have to remain hospitalized for a few weeks as he also tore his achilles tendon.
But his parents are thankful for how “blessed” their son is. They say:
“We are grateful that our son, Elder Mason Wells, survived the attack and is receiving quality medical care. We have spoken to him briefly and he feels blessed that he wasn’t injured more given his close proximity to the bomb. He has undergone surgery to repair his Achilles heel and he’s also been treated for burns and shrapnel injuries.”
What makes this truely AH-Mazing for Mason though is this is the THIRD terrorist attack that he’s survived over the past few years.
The boy’s father, Chad revealed to ABC in an interview that not only was his son present during the Paris attacks last November that killed 129 and injured 352 more, but he was only a block away during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings! Chad revealed:
“This is his third terrorist attack. This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast. We live in a dangerous world and not everyone is kind and loving.”
Though we’re very saddened by the deaths and amount of damage done by the horrendous attack, we’re glad Mason has made it out safe.
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