NY man finds prayer balloon sent from Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) - August 16, 2010

Chris Kormanyos is building a home in Messina, N.Y. near the Canadian border.

He says a green balloon drifted down onto his driveway with a note attached Saturday saying, "We love Zach, we want your prayers to bring him a new heart. Please send a prayer to Zach in Pittsburgh. Pass it on."

Oddly enough, Kormanyos says one of the workers on his property has a son named Zach. That boy is the one who found the balloon, more than 500 miles from Pittsburgh.

Kormanyos says he and his family prayed for Zach at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

The identity of the boy being prayed for remains unknown.

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