Vicka is endured many physical sufferings. In the 1980s, she was afflicted with a brain tumor that caused her great pain which she suffered with for several years until she was miraculously healed. Today, a back strain kept her from being able to be with pilgrims, a foreshadowing of much suffering ahead with a recurring and debilitating back injury. Our Lady has taught Vicka the value of suffering when offered to God. Vicka has relayed that Our Lady told her that very few understand the immense value of suffering. They would thank God if they realized what graces come from suffering.