A ‘Christmas miracle’ at Signature


Wheelchair-bound resident now able to walk

By Martin Graham - [email protected]



Diane Johnson


Forrest Gump was quoted saying that “My Mama always told me that miracles happen every day. Some people don’t think so, but they do.”

“Miracles do happen often. Our eyes do not see them because our hearts do not allow us to believe,” a press release from Signature HealthCARE recently read. At Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County, the staff has seen miracles from time to time, according to Amy Harper, Director of Admissions and Marketing at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County

Recently resident Diane Johnson, 60, who has been wheelchair bound for a number of years, got up and walked to the delight of all. Her crippled feet were so bent that even sitting caused pain, as her feet would turn in, lying on the foot rests of her wheelchair.

The caring team of nurses, nurse aides, physical therapists, and Dee Davis, chaplain at Signature, began to work together to assure Johnson was fitted for new shoes and braces hoping and praying for change. Diane was totally dependent on a mechanical device called a “Sit to Stand” to pull her up out of her wheelchair for daily needs. With her new found freedom she can walk into her room and lie down when ever she desires.

“A miracle is defined as a work by the Divine that is unexpected or extraordinary so therefore a Christmas miracle would be something wonderful and improbable without Divine help that happens at Christmas,” Davis said. “The true and first Christmas Miracle was God Himself coming as a human baby to earth to be the perfect gift for our salvation.”

This Christmas, Johnson will adorn a festive sweater and her new red shoes to the “Resident and Family Christmas party.” She will walk into the room like never before. Johnson is one Christmas miracle that has everyone at Signature HealthCARE looking in belief.

Diane Johnson
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Johnson.jpgDiane Johnson
Wheelchair-bound resident now able to walk

By Martin Graham

[email protected]

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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