Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, made the newspapers recently and it wasn't even Groundhog Day. Did you read about Donald Wyman? He was by himself in the woods when he was pinned down by a falling tree. There was no way to get free. There was no one to help. With nothing but his pocket knife, he amputated his own leg, dragged himself to his pickup and made it to the hospital.
When they interviewed him he said: "It was a terrible ordeal…I had a life-and-death situation, and that was my only choice - life or death. I have so much to live for that I did the only thing I could - I chose life."
-From "Get A Life" James Harnish - Preaching May/June 1999