Recognizing the effects of her failing kidneys, Gloria voluntarily entered a hospital hoping to be treated and be back home the same day. Almost one year later, she returned home, but not before her entire life was turned upside down. Refusing to go to a nursing home, she returned home by stretcher: her mode of transportation for several months. With a constant flow of physical therapist and nurses, her caregivers listened carefully and were present for most sessions. Among the family members was a little child who also listened attentively to all instructions. See what happens to the woman who was once told she might never live alone, she might never walk again, she might never drive, and she might lose her life. And if she lived, she’d live without legs. How does she come back from such negative results to high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, stress, anemia, and doctors eager to amputate her legs? What can she do to keep herself alive? When—what day—would she be without the pain of bedsores, the pain of skin grafts, and the pain of needles?
An angel is needed, and it comes in the form of a dancing machine.