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That Virgin Mary Sure Gets Around

MaryMRI_t220.jpgA reader, Mark, sent this tip, explaining that it doesn’t have any real legal substance, but it does take place in Florida. That makes it close enough for our purposes. After all, QuizLaw is just as much about documenting the crazy as it is the legally related. And you gotta admire the entrepreneurship of this cancer victim:

A 42-year-old woman without insurance and mounting medical bills plans to sell an MRI scan of her brain in which the image of the Virgin Mary seems to appear.
Pamela Latrimore has been sick for years with cancer, arthritis and a series of serious ailments she blames on a childhood in Jacksonville, Ark., a place that has been investigated by the U.S. government for possible dioxin exposure. Dioxin is a toxic chemical linked to a variety illnesses including cancer and liver problems.
In 2002, Latrimore had an MRI of her brain done and the results were stashed in her thick pile of medical records. Her sister-in-law looked at the sheet recently and pointed out what appeared to be the image of the Virgin Mary.

You gotta admit it’s a pretty impressive likeness. And it looks like the sort of picture that’d look great cast in velvet and adorned over a faux-mantle in a lovely trailer home.