Sikh Temple-Shooting Survivor’s Lessons Sustain Family


Punjab Singh, who was injured two years ago on Aug. 5, 2012, when a gunman opened fire at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, now lives in a nursing home in southeast Wisconsin. (Facebook photo)

By Associated Press, Indiawest

Oak Creek, Wis. — Punjab Singh spent a lifetime preaching the Sikh principles of optimism and hope, the very principles that his family now rely upon to sustain them during his slow recovery from being shot in the head two years ago by a white supremacist.

Singh, 66, can neither move nor speak. Doctors say his injuries were so severe that he may never recover further. But his family refuses to give up hope, saying that with prayers and God’s grace, anything is possible.

“We never lose the hope,” his elder son, Raghuvinder Singh, said. “God is able to do anything he wants.”…

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