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Renee Bondi speaks at a luncheon in Holy Rosary Monday, telling the audience about how a freak accident left her a quadriplegic, but that her life is full with her husband, son, singing career and speaking engagements. (Vicki Gerdes/DL Newspapers)

Woman's bizarre accident leads her to strong spiritual growth

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When Renee Bondi says it was a freak accident that left her as a quadriplegic 20 years ago, she means just that.

The California native was just 29 years old, just weeks away from her wedding and at the beginning of a promising career as a music teacher. Then one night, Bondi awoke from a deep sleep to find herself inexplicably taking a swan dive off her bed -- onto her head.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454