Doyle and Florence have a lot to be thankful for this November. Doyle made it clear that only a miracle could have saved his wife – and he believes one did. On September 27 2006, Florence had a stroke and a brain aneurism. It was her birthday. Her aorta was torn and even the doctors did not think she was going to survive. Miraculously, she did and she is coming home from the hospital on Tuesday, November 7 2006.
Though elated upon hearing the news that his wife was coming home, Doyle was also fearful about how he was going to get his wife, who is in a wheelchair, to and from the car into the house as the stroke left her totally paralyzed on her left side. He shared his concerns with the office manager at his mobile home community who introduced him to The Dallas Ramp Project. In Doyle's view, finding our organization was simply another miracle.
So, on Saturday, November 4, a chilly gray morning, a group of hard-working volunteers from the Young Men’s Service League came out to the family's home in East Dallas and built a ramp that extended from the front porch all the way around their house to the start of the driveway. The ramp was installed just three days before Florence is due home from the hospital. Doyle was so appreciative, simply overcome with gratitude; you could see tears in his eyes. He is in awe of what God has done for him and his family – his wife, and their adopted fourteen year old grandson, Blake – to get them through this most difficult time.
A most distinguished looking gentleman with white hair and a gentle smile, Doyle marveled at the fact that your whole life can change – as it did for his family – in a twinkle of an eye. Thanks to The Dallas Ramp project, life has just gotten a little bit easier for them.