“I have a friend that told me about Healing Hands. I had a lot of issues as far as getting the medication I needed for multiple conditions. She told me how wonderful this place is so, I called, made an appointment, and I have been coming ever since late last year.
“I have asthma, high blood pressure and allergies. Before Healing Hands, I went to the emergency room every week. I would wheeze and suffer all day long. I really struggled with it. I had no control over it. I was going back and forth and back and forth to the ER. I was there quite a bit as you can imagine. It was hard.
“I came here, and once I started getting consistent care and regular treatment, I felt so much better. I can breathe now, in many ways. They take good care of me. If it weren’t for them, I would just pass out from breathing so hard. So I am really blessed to be here and alive and well.
“Being a teacher, it is really hard to take days off. But Physicians Assistant Vicki Chang-Mishra would tell me, ‘You have to rest!’ I really appreciate her forcing me to do the things that I have to do. She is on point with me to make sure I get what I need and that I am on track. She tells me, ‘You call me, I don’t care what time of night it is. We want to make sure you are okay and we want to keep you out of the ER. We want to make sure we are taking care of you.’ And they are, they really are. I feel so much better. I can breathe now. I can walk to the door. I used to not even be able to get outside before I was out of breath.
“I feel my overall quality of life has improved because a lot of this was brought on by stress and anxiety. I am not having anxiety anymore like I was when I was trying to take care of my kids and keep things going by myself as a newly single woman, a widow. It was a lot to take on. I don’t know why, but God chose [my husband] first. But he let me have him for sixteen years, and I am grateful for that. God loaned him to me for sixteen beautiful years, and then he blessed me with two wonderful children that other doctors told me I couldn’t have.
“Healing Hands has helped teach me to keep my head up, always think about how far the Father has brought me, and to just lean and depend on God for everything. You can’t do it by yourself. As long as you keep your focus on Him and you tell your story, he will provide for you and give you what you need.
“So that is what I want to leave here: it is not about you. You are supposed to make a difference for people and you know what? This ministry made a difference for me. I want to tell somebody else, ‘This is what they did for me, this is how they have helped me.’
“This clinic gives you hope. Help is out there. If you come, they will help you heal and maintain whatever you need. The help is out there, and the help is here, in this place, in this ministry.”