Joseph Ramirez, 30, took his family to Mount Hope Cemetery Saturday afternoon and told them his dead grandmother told him to sacrifice their 8-year-old boy, according to San Diego police. Officers released a report stating Ramirez had brought candles to the cemetery. When one of the candles broke, he used a piece of the broken glass to slash open his son's forearms. Ramirez then slashed his own forearms.
Corey Granberry, a medical assistant, was visiting her godson's grave when she saw a woman, clothes covered in blood, calling for help. Granberry jumped in to help along with her best friend Jaymisha Pires. She said somehow Pires was able to convince Ramirez to let the child go.
Granberry's medical training kicked in. "I grabbed the little boy sat him down on the curb grabbed a shirt and wrapped it up on his arm," she said.
When officers arrived, they transported Ramirez to a nearby hospital for treatment. Once he's released, officers say Ramirez will be booked into county jail on charges of child abuse and assault with a deadly weapon. The boy was taken to Rady Children's Hospital for treatment.
Granberry said she was inspired earlier in the week by a group of construction workers who jumped in to help a family injured in a rollover crash. "I think sometimes people are put in places. And honestly, we were at the right place at the right time," she said.
Sometimes miracles don't involve moving mountains. Sometimes it's just a matter of being at the right place at the right time. The Biblical story of the good Samaritan is a good example of this. What opportunities has our Father given you to be a miracle in somebody's life?