My son was born with cerebral palsy. He was a premature baby and was always susceptible to getting sick. He was in and out of the hospital and it was tough as a single mom meeting his needs.
When he turned 5 he came down with a horrible cold. I wasn’t receiving child support. I didn’t have insurance, and I was barely getting by. I tried everything homeopathic to help, but it didn’t work. I gave in and called his father and asked for help to get him to a doctor and he refused to pay anything.
Finally, at my wits end, I picked him up and carried him to the ER crying hysterically and afraid. He had puss dripping from his ear and the side of his face was swelling. He had a terrible cough, and I was terrified it was pneumonia.
When I arrived at the busy ER, a doctor was coming down the hall. Seeing me crying, he walked our way and asked what was wrong and then he looked at my son. He immediately had the nurses take us back to a room and followed us in. I explained to him my financial situation and he looked at me and smiled. He said, you did the right thing. You are at the right place, and we will take good care of him. He gave my son a shot of antibiotics to immediately jumpstart his immune system. He then went down the hall and grabbed a bag. He filled the bag with antibiotics so that I would not have to pay for more when I left the hospital. He explained to me how to tent his bed with a humidifier when he was congested. He gave me his number and told me if my son wasn’t better in 24 to 48 hours to call him. Then he did something I could not believe. He looked at the nurse and said I am paying this bill tonight. This one is on me.
I knew God was present that evening. I felt him there. He sent us an angel. He is always there.