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By Alex Johnson

A Louisville, Kentucky, college student who was stabbed while delivering a pizza to a local hospital — and still managed to arrange for a fresh pizza to be delivered while he was being treated — said Wednesday that he has forgiven his attacker.

Josh Lewis, 19, a sophomore at Boyce College at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was accosted in his Jeep and stabbed in the back as he was making a delivery Sunday to Norton Hospital, police and Lewis' boss at Spinelli's Pizza said. The assailant made off with his Jeep — and the pizza that was inside it.

Lewis stumbled into the hospital's emergency room and collapsed. As he was being treated, he called Spinelli's and arranged for a new pizza to be delivered to the hospital, Willow Rouben, his manager, told NBC station WAVE of Louisville.

Lewis was later transported to University of Louisville Hospital, where he was treated for a collapsed lung and a punctured liver. He was released Wednesday.

Police said no arrests have been made. As far as Lewis is concerned, however, "I'm not really holding a grudge against him," he said Wednesday.

"If he was in the same room as me right now, I would tell him what he did isn't okay, but I would tell him that I forgive him and try to share the gospel with him and show him Christ," he said in a statement released by Boyce College.

John Mike McGuire, a friend and fellow student at Boyce College, called Lewis an upbeat man with "a very strong faith in the Lord."

"That's where he has placed his confidence right now," McGuire told WAVE.

Spinelli's said half of all sales Wednesday will go to help Lewis and his family.

Josh Lewis is expected to survive and has already forgiven his assailant, the dean of his college says.Spinelli's Pizzeria