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For Robert Valderzak of Washington, D.C., the recent Virginia earthquake was a miracle.

“Ever since he fell and fractured his skull on Father’s Day, 75-year-old Valderzak had suffered severe hearing loss,” reports Katie Moisse of ABC News. “But after the 5.8 quake, he could hear everything.”

“It was God’s blessing,” Valderzak told ABC, his voice shaking with emotion. “It was a miracle for me.”


Valderzak was visiting with his daughter and three sons when the quake rattled D.C.’s Veterans Affairs Hospital, where he is battling cancer.

“It shook me terrible — right out of the bed,” said Valderzak. “But after that it stopped. And my son talked to me, and I could hear his voice.”

Tests confirmed Valderzak’s significant hearing improvement.

“It was a miracle,” he says. “And now I’m going to beat cancer, too.”

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