b Cheri LeBlanc, MD: Walking in and Rolling out

Monday, September 10, 2007

Walking in and Rolling out

This past Saturday we were in Donaldsonville serving the medical and dental needs of the community with Ele and Mo, our mobile medical and dental units. The week before we were in St. Francisville and someone in that community donated a rolling walker to us for use in the ministry. We first thought to send it to storage and wait for a need. However, we left the walker in Ele accidentally, but it was no accident with God.

One of our patients came in using a walking cane and commented on how limited he was at getting around because he didn't have anything to sit on when he got tired. He would have to walk to the grocery store, so he didn't make these trips very often and stayed in his home or very close to it. Well, Dr. Cheri, in hearing this news knew in her heart that the rolling walker with built in resting seat was the perfect match for Mr. Mouton.

As you can see from the photos, we blessed him with this shiny, brand new rolling walker. And, his slow almost limp-like walk into the clinic turned into a strut and full-of-life walk out of the clinic. Mr. Mouton was smiling ear to ear and all those around him were looking at him like he was showing off a brand new car. As I watched him walk away full of hope and joy and everyone looking on, I remembered the words of Christ in Matthew 5:16...let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. To God be the Glory for all that is done in this ministry for it is truly His and we are honored and humbled to be a part of what God is doing through Healing Hands.

Because He Lives,
Joseph LeBlanc


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