How Rumi’s Teachings Saved Karen Cavanagh’s Life

  • August 29, 2016
  • By Oprah Winfrey Network
How Rumi’s Teachings Saved Karen Cavanagh’s Life, (3:04)

After a surfing accident left Karen Cavanagh with a broken neck and a traumatic brain injury, doctors didn’t think she would survive. But as she drifted in and out of consciousness, the words of the Muslim poet Rumi ran through her mind, giving her hope and the will to endure. After a miraculous recovery from her life-threatening injuries, the doctors told her she would never walk again.

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