St. Blaise was a skilled physician who lived in the 4th century. He was well-known for his kindness as well as his passion for treating both people and animals. Blaise had a unique skill for treating throat illnesses and injuries. He often performed miraculous healings, once rescuing a young boy who was choking on a chicken bone! As bishop, Blaise led his fellow Christians during a time of brutal persecution and was ultimately martyred for his faith.