November 8, 2012
In October of 2006, I was diagnosed with Takayasu's Arteritis, a very rare disease that currently has no cure, limited research, and little medication. At 29 years of age, I listened as doctors told me they had no idea how to give me the treatment that I needed to survive this strange disease that was racing through my body like a tornado. What did this mean for me, my two year old son, and my husband? I did the only thing that I knew would make a difference: I called on the Great Physician to send me His choice of an earthly physician. This chosen physician would help me and treat me through the wisdom of God. God heard and answered my prayer. Soon, I was corresponding with one of the leading researchers in the Takayasu's Field (Dr. Peter Merkel). There was one problem, though. Dr. Merkel was in Boston and I was in Alabama. Because of the condition of my body, I had to quit my job as a therapist and our finances allowed no money to fly to Boston for the treatment I so desperately needed. I continued to pray for God to make a way for His will to be done for me. God's answer came through Mercy Medical Airlift. Six years later, I am still a mom of a beautiful 8 year old boy named Canaan, waiting to adopt our daughter, Judah, and celebrated my 13th anniversary to my husband, Shane, this year. I praise God for leading me to Mercy Medical Airlift and the compassion they have to help me receive the treatment I need. I am so grateful to those who contribute their financial resources and their time to this wonderful nonprofit agency. May God continue to bless Mercy Medical Airlift because of how He has used it to bless me. --Corrie Clay
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