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January 27th, 2010
03:51 PM ET

Trapped violinist found deliverance through prayers, concertos

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Chuck Johnston
CNN National Desk

Blind violinist Romel Joseph laid in what he called his "grave" for 18 hours.

The concrete support beams of his music school in Haiti pinned his legs and feet. Buried in the rubble of the five-story building, Romel realized he was trapped and would not be able to get out on his own.

He was overwhelmed by the hot air. He began to have a conversation with God.

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  1. Tammy, Houma, LA

    I pray this violinist will play again. What a nice story of survival in all the sadness. Concertos are prayers in themselves. Glad he was heard by the audience that mattered.

    January 27, 2010 at 7:32 pm |

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