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Man Claims Shark Attack Actually Saved His Life 

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Man Claims Shark Attack Actually Saved His Life 

Man Claims Shark Attack Actually Saved His Life 


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Eugene Finney was swimming in the ocean with his daughter in Huntington Beach, Calif. when he felt a severe blow to his back, almost knocking him over.  He told the Washington Post, “I would say it’s like being hit by a ton of bricks, or like whiplash from a car, but it’s not that.  I’ve never been hit like that before.” He made his way to shore, his daughter informing him on their trek back inland that he was bleeding.
Source: Eugene Finney

Finney had suffered a cut to his back and realized it was most likely a shark that had caused his wounds.  A great white had been spotted in the same area Finney and his young daughter had been swimming. The pain did not subside so he made a visit to the emergency room where they ran some tests.  After a CAT scan had been done, he was informed they had discovered a tumor on his right kidney.  Finney had cancer.
Source: Eugene Finney

Although the news was shocking, 39-year-old Finney was also informed that the walnut-sized tumor was detected early enough that he would be fine.  Shortly after, Finney had surgery and his tumor was removed. Finney credits the shark to saving his life, explaining, “It was Mother Nature’s message for me,” adding, “If I could find this shark and give it a hug, I would.” 

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