Man Suffers Shark Attack The He Believes Has A Deeper Meaning

Eugene Finney took his family on vacation to Huntington Beach, California. There, the Massachusetts family was enjoying a day at the beach while Finney went swimming with his 10-year-old daughter. He soon felt something hit him in the back with massive force. He said, “Harder than I’ve ever been hit in my life."

Finney says he was about 20 feet deep when he was hit. Disoriented and in pain, he fought his way back to the surface and back to the beach. After he rinsed off, his daughter pointed out the long, bloody cut on his back.

Lifeguards were then calling people in as shark fins had been spotted in the water. He wasn't sure he was attacked by a shark until he heard about a surfer attacked by a great white the next day at the same beach.

They flew home and he went to work on July 13--five days after the attack. Although the pain in his back and upper body were getting worse. His supervisor learned of the attack and told him to see a doctor right away because he wasn't looking good.

Finney drove himself to the emergency room, in so much pain that he felt something else was wrong. Doctors ran a series of tests on him and discovered the cause of his intense pain was, “interior bruising of the thoracic cavity, due to blunt-force trauma.”

During the series of tests, the doctors also found a tumor on his kidney. It was determined he had Stage 1 cancer. Finney said, “If they hadn’t made this incidental find, I wouldn’t have known until it was too late. I could have ended up with cancer metastasizing all over my stomach area, and you don’t come back from that.”

Finney underwent surgery to remove the tumor and was recently pronounced to be 100% cancer-free. He added “[T]he incident with the shark was a message from God, a message from someone. It could have bitten me, but it nudged me just enough.”

Photo: Daily Mail

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