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Cain worried about surgeon with name that was 'too foreign

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When Herman Cain battled stage 4 colon cancer back in 2006, there was a trinity of signs he saw that gave him faith he would make it. And one sign that made him not so sure. He detailed them in a speech Friday at the Christian amusement park "The Holy Land" in Florida.

From Yahoo News:

Cain speaks for nearly a half an hour and despite a couple fleeting "999" mentions, keeps his speech to topics of faith and his recent battle with cancer. He begins with a story about how he knew he would survive when he discovered that his physician was named "Dr. Lord," that the hospital attendant's name was "Grace" and that the incision made on his chest during the surgery would be in the shape of a "J."

"Come on, y'all. As in J-E-S-U-S! Yes! A doctor named Lord! A lady named Grace! And a J-cut for Jesus Almighty," Cain boomed.

Then Cain said he was a little shaken when he found out the name of his surgeon: Dr. Abdallah.

"I said to his physician assistant, I said, 'That sounds foreign--not that I had anything against foreign doctors--but it sounded too foreign, he said to the audience, according to Yahoo News. "She said, 'He's from Lebanon.' Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine! She could see the look on my face and she said, 'Don't worry, Mr. Cain, he's a Christian from Lebanon.'"

That gave Cain solace. "Hallelujah!" he said. "Thank God!"

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