Man Who Survived 3 Terrorist Attacks Shares What Kept His Spirit Strong

Earlier this summer, we shared the surprising story of Julia Monaco with you. The Australian tourist found herself nearby during three terrorist attacks in less than three months while touring Europe.

Monaco survived the attacks in Barcelona, Paris and London.Yahoo AU

While Monaco was unscathed but obviously shaken by her experiences, it seems there was someone with even worse luck than her. Between 2013 and 2016, Mason Wells was either near or directly involved in three terrorist attacks. The most recent one, last year’s airport bombing in Brussels, almost took the young man’s life.

Wells’ mother finished the Boston Marathon just before the bomb exploded.Mason Wells / Facebook

Wells’ first brush with danger came at age 16, when he traveled from Utah to Boston with his family to watch his mother compete in the Boston Marathon. Of course, this was the 2013 race which was targeted by terrorists. Luckily, Wells’ mother finished the race before the bomb exploded near the finish line.

But Wells, a devout Mormon, says the experience made him ask big questions about God, and why he would allow such bad things to happen.

Emergency workers treat victims of the Bataclan theater shooting.

Those questions were on his mind again when he traveled to France as a missionary. Wells was in the country during the 2015 terror attack that killed more than 130 people in Paris. While he was far away from the action during this second attack, Wells wasn’t so lucky the next time.

Fran Drescher Recalls The Traumatic Attack That Changed Her Life, And How She’s Moved On

Fran Drescher is probably best known for her role on The Nanny, but there is a lot more to her than that iconic laugh. Drescher’s experiences in life have actually made her a strong role model for women everywhere, and her story is something everyone should know.

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Before Drescher reached a new level of fame with the 1993 hit sitcom The Nanny, she experienced a traumatic event that would leave a lot of people scarred. She managed to make it through and make the best of a bad situation and wants to help other women do the same.

Drescher was the victim of a home invasion in 1985. Two men broke into her Los Angeles apartment, tying up Descher’s now ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson. Drescher and a female friend who was in the house at the time were raped at gun point by one of the attackers while Jacobson was forced to watch.

Jacobson said “we were home, having dinner with a friend. They broke the door down — it was locked. You try to live, you try to get through it alive. The police said, ‘Whatever you did, you did it right, because you’re alive.”

Drescher didn’t go public with her experiences until 1996, when she released her memoir “Enter Whining”. She detailed the events and how she managed to survive and how she has been recovering.

She hadn’t realized the impact that her sharing this experience would have…

Josh Groban Left “Shaking” After Being “Half A Block” From The NYC Terror Attack

At 3:00 p.m on Tuesday afternoon, New York City was once again the location of a deadly terror attack.

Reports indicated that a lone gunman rammed his truck into people on a popular bike path, then opened fire on West Street and Chambers Street in Manhattan, killing eight and injuring multiple others.

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Police shot 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, while Mayor Bill de Blasio brought slight relief when he announced that there was no active threat in the city.

It wasn’t long before witness accounts of the incident soon began to flood in.

“What happened was there was a car crash… he came out of one of the cars. He had two guns. He was running around Chambers and somebody started to chase him,” a 14-year-old student at the nearby Stuyvesant High School told the New York Post. “I heard four to six gunshots – everybody starts running.”

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58-year-old Nelson Arroyo, who was around when the attack took place, also described the terrifying situation to the New York Post saying, “The Home Depot truck starting running people over. I heard a boom boom, a crushing noise from the bikes. People were sitting down crying. I saw two areas of blood.”

Singer and actor Josh Groban was also just “half a block away” from the scene.

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The New York City-based performer took to Twitter to share a firsthand account of the harrowing event that left him “shaking.”

Shooter And Truck Attack Reported In Downtown Manhattan

Police have arrested a gunman who allegedly opened fire on pedestrians in New York City Tuesday afternoon.

The attack happened on West Street and Chambers Street in Manhattan at around 3 p.m. At least six people were wounded and at least two more were fatally shot. Before the shooting, the gunman either crashed or intentionally rammed his car into nearby pedestrians.

“What happened was there was a car crash… he came out of one of the cars. He had two guns. He was running around Chambers and somebody started to chase him,” a 14-year-old student at the nearby Stuyvesant High School told the New York Post. “I heard four to six gunshots – everybody starts running.”

Victims were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Photos of the scene show a damaged white pickup truck with Home Depot decals. Witnesses say the truck was steered onto a bike path shortly before the shooting began.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the situation and says there is no active threat in the city.

Garth Brooks Posts Emotional Message Following The Las Vegas Tragedy

In 1996, country crooner Garth Brooks released his emotional ballad “The Change” in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing that took the lives of hundreds of people.

This week, following the horrific shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, Brooks once again picked up his guitar to perform a short rendition of the same song on Facebook Live.

The singer also had a powerful message, and some words of wisdom to convey to those affected by the senseless tragedy, the first responders, and his fellow musicians.

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Sitting in front of a TV screen that read “Pray for Las Vegas,” the country singer praised those affected by the deadliest mass killing in the history of the U.S. for their display of courage and love despite seeing a “lot of bad things.”

“I’m very proud of how the audience handled itself. People were laying down on people to protect them,” Brooks said. “Just…character flows through country music. All our love to the victims and the victims’ families. All our love to the bands and crews.”

“Can’t thank the men and women in blue enough,” he continued. “Can’t thank the firefighters, EMTs, hospital staff, SWAT teams, everybody…and the volunteers.”

But it was what he said in the rest of the video that struck a chord with people across the country as well as Brooks’s fellow artists.