God Sends An Angel To The ER

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.

Abandoned Toddler Is Comforted By A Police Officer

Abandoned Toddler Is Comforted By A Police Officer

Officer James Hurst may be a rookie with the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police, but he’s a pro when it comes to compassion. And seeing this police officer cuddling an abandoned toddler has the internet going crazy!

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Officer Hurst was one of the policemen dispatched when calls came in from the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood, one of Savannah’s most troubled areas according to police statistics. Concerned residents called to report that a 16-month-old boy was spotted wandering the streets. No one knew how long the boy had been wandering, where he’d come from or where he belonged.

It was an extremely upsetting discovery to kind-hearted Officer Hurst, who has two little ones at home, one of whom has Down Syndrome.

The officers picked up the abandoned toddler at 10am and immediately took him to the emergency room to make sure he was ok. Though they were trying to help, it was understandably very confusing to the little boy, who became upset. And the boy’s heartache struck a chord with Officer Hurst. He explained:

“The boy, obviously, being so small, became very upset. He was crying. He was sobbing. I asked the hospital staff if I can hold him to comfort him and soothe him a little bit to try to calm him down, to continue getting medical care and they said that was fine. So I picked him up, minutes later, he, I was standing and he was asleep on my chest and with all my body armor and my gun belt, became very heavy holding this small child, so that’s when I decided to sit down on the bed and make it easier for him and me.”

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The tender photo has gone incredibly viral over Facebook, leaving the officer completely stunned by the kudos he’s received since the photo was shared.

“It was just natural to want to soothe this child, um, I didn’t expect any of this, it’s been quite overwhelming actually,” Officer Hurst humbly explains.

The abandoned toddler is safe and in good health. No arrests were made, but the boy is now in the custody of the Georgia Department of Family & Children’s Services. Please keep this precious child in your prayers.

As for Officer Hurst, he wants folks to understand that:

“It’s what we do, every single day, not just me, but the 600 officers that are on this department.”