A man named Rod gets struck by lightning twice

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Man Named Rod Survives Second Lightning Strike

An Illinois man struck by lightning 18 years ago is struck for a second time. Ironically, his name is Rod.
Rod Wolfe was working in his garden Sunday evening when a bolt of lightning hit the tree he was standing next to and the current spread to his feet.

"I made it about four steps and then when I woke up I was closer to the driveway," Wolfe told WMAQ.

"And at that time I wasn't able to move, I had these horrific chest pains, and my feet were burning."
Wolfe was brought to the hospital after suffering broken ribs and cardiac problems.

WLS-TV reports he was struck by lightning 18 years earlier while working in a cemetery.

These two incidents have earned Wolfe a fitting nickname: Lightning Rod.

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