“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” -Thomas Paine.
I came into his Emergency Department unresponsive on a gurney. This man had never seen me before and We had never spoken. Yet, even so He took it upon himself, bound and determined to save my life. The life of a person that had never included him until it nearly slipped away. I’m not sure why I was so blessed to have been chosen as a special case for him, but I was and I’m sure that I’m alive to write this today because of that. Not too long ago this very man passed away from this world into the next. It was a loss not only for his family, but for everyone. Because, that day the world lost a unique and special soul. For me, I lost a guardian angel. Who knows why certain people come in and out of our lives? However, in special cases not all of them are merely human. Without even knowing it, your life’s path may very well come across an angels. It’s difficult to convey in words how much of an impact a man I didn’t really know had in my life. The fact that a near perfect stranger rushed to my hospital bedside at all hours of the night to rescue me was surely an act of love. No ordinary(and naturally selfish) person would do that. Upon learning of his passing it was incredible to take into account the impact that this individual had, had on my life and so many others. It would be a crime to waste the incredible gift that He had given me. This triple board certified physician specialist(in ICU and stroke) possessed a brilliant mind, big heart, and a pair of talented hands. The first(and only) time I met him after the stroke, my Mother observed him quietly staring at me for several minutes while I talked to other hospital employees. We both wonder what He must’ve been thinking. Surely, still working out solutions for his “ special case,” even then. Even though our second trip to see him again did not come to pass, his prediction did. “ The next time I see you, you’ll be walking.” Indeed I am not only now walking but the next time I see him I’ll be running! In this journey through life none of us complete it entirely on our own. As if it were an iditarod(see here) there is always someone special that appears and helps you on the way to the finish line. For me, during the long and difficult race, I had a very capable and giant helping hand in Doctor Devasenapathy, or better known as “ Dr. D.” He not only helped me to complete the race, but to stay in the race at all. Therefore, show kindness and love to your fellow man, because you never know when you might be entertaining an angel.
walk in love!