Chilean Miner Mario Sepulveda, who along with 32 others survived 69 days underground following the San Jose mine collapse, will be visiting Seton Hall University on Thursday, March 24, to share his experience. Sepulveda became known around the world as “Super Mario” for his broadcasts from below the earth’s surface.
Sepulveda is the founder of Miner’s Miracle, which is collaborating with Seton Hall to aid those who were affected by last year’s Chilean earthquake, including rebuilding homes that were destroyed. Seton Hall will also make a monetary donation to help aid the mission of Miner’s Miracle which includes efforts to help the people who have been affected by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan.
Sepulveda will be accompanied by Dr. Jean-Christophe Romagnoli who played a crucial role in the miners’ health while they were trapped underground by creating a special exercise and stress management program for the trapped miners. He was also responsible for their care during the rescue process. They will be accompanied by the Consul General of Chile in New York, the Hon. Julio Fiol.
Seton Hall University Spokesman Greg Tobin said, “Seton Hall’s Center for Catholic Studies invited Senor Sepulveda to our campus to share his message of hope and servant leadership, which has long been central to the University’s mission. Our students are always seeking opportunities to serve those most in need and will certainly be inspired when they hear how for so many of the miners, their personal struggles were transformed into moments of faith and healing.”