Sunday, January 8, 2012
Hope Looks Like This
I have always had hope. Always. Today, I saw hope. Hope was standing tall and still in front of me. Thank you Rob Fisher for your story today.
I am journaling this story of a courageous individual, Ben Petrick, who recently underwent brain surgery to combat his sypmtoms with Parkinson's Disease. (It just happened to be posted on facebook today.) This newscast gives a pretty alarming image of PD before and an amazing transformation of what PD looks like after DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation).
Once I let it slip out in front of many people while asking for prayers and support for Dan, "Parkinson's Disease sucks." It's a chronic illness that steals not only a young man's physical abilities but also his future. You know what? I think I have taken on the mindset that live today to the fullest because, well, the future with Parkinson's doesn't look like much fun.
Every day takes hope and courage. Until today, I have always heard and read that for Parkinson's Disease, there is no cure.
But today, I saw hope standing in front of me. And today, I was reminded that for God, anything is possible.
"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26
Like I said at church this morning, "Can Dan borrow your DBS?"