Two stories recently made headlines, and both of them demonstrate how essential it is to never give up hope. At a time when liberals are ruining everything great about this country, when Barack Obama is thwarting the Constitution to serve his socialist aims, and when the prospects of electing a truly conservative president in 2016 look grim, it is more important than ever to internalize that message.
The first comes from Omaha, Nebraska, where a 56-year-old woman awoke from a 12-day coma just four hours before doctors were to remove her from life support. Having been put into a coma by streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, Teri Roberts had everything working against her. The miraculous recovery, which happened on December 22 of last year, was tempered only by the news that she would have to have her hands and feet amputated in order to survive. Given the choice between living with this heartbreaking disability or embracing death, Roberts chose life.
The second has been one featured on NBC Nightly News this week, and it is just as shocking. Martin Pistorious, at the age of 12, fell into what doctors described as a neurodegenerative disease. Medical officials were baffled by the mystery, but they told the parents there was nothing they could do. Pistorious was cut off from the world, according to the doctors, and had no more intelligence than a three-month-old baby. But after four years of being mentally blank, Pistorious began to wake up inside his own body. While he would not be able to communicate his consciousness for some time, he regained his sense of his surroundings. Through years of therapy, he was able to regain those communication skills (through the use of a speaking computer, much like the one used by Stephen Hawking), get married, and even drive a car. Today, he is disabled but alive and well. Doctors had given him up for dead decades ago.
There is always hope.
These medical miracles are proof that we are, as a nation, not so far down the wrong path that we’ve passed the point of no return. There is no such point. If the brave men who declared independence from Britain more than 200 years ago could defeat the greatest empire in the world, then we can come back from Barack Obama. If we could pull ourselves out of the economic and foreign malaise handed to us by Jimmy Carter, we can usher in a new Reagan era.
Don’t take the United States off life support just yet. We’ve pulled off greater miracles than this.