STUDENT IS THE LESSON

Posted on Sat, Dec. 24, 2011 Student is the lesson

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JOAN BARNETT LEE / jlee@modbee.com - Anthony De La Garza 37yrs is pictured at his home in Empire with his mother Josie Halcon on Thursday morning (12-22-11). He had a stroke 10 years ago that paralyzed him from the neck down. He recently got a Tobii comunication device that allows him to use eye movements to manuever it. He is now taking an online history class at MJC. - -
JOAN BARNETT LEE / jlee@modbee.com – Anthony De La Garza 37yrs is pictured at his home in Empire with his mother Josie Halcon on Thursday morning (12-22-11). He had a stroke 10 years ago that paralyzed him from the neck down. He recently got a Tobii comunication device that allows him to use eye movements to manuever it. He is now taking an online history class at MJC. – –

last updated: December 23, 2011 07:35:34 PM

Ten years ago, Anthony De La Garza was 27 and experiencing severe headaches. One night, he had a massive stroke in his brain stem, which left him paralyzed from the neck down.

“No miracle can compare to the one God did for us 2,000 years ago, but I am an example of God’s miraculous attribute today,” De La Garza said via email. “Just that I am alive is a miracle; the doctors gave me five more years to live, and that was 10 years ago.”

But the miracle he wanted to share came from his desire to go back to school. “I was afraid because the stroke left me mute,” he wrote. “I asked myself, how can I communicate my thoughts to do my school work? For the first time, I had a doubting attitude.”

He asked God for a miracle. “I really wanted to go back to school.”

An Internetsavvy friend found a computer that works like a laptop, but tracks eye movements and translates them into words. “My insurance would cover the cost, but the representative said it would take a year to process the paperwork,” De La Garza wrote. 

“Now comes the miracle: I got the computer in a month! I am taking a history class at Modesto Junior College online. I am so happy!”

 

 Hi Friend,

I thought you would be interested to know I received an “A” for that history class. Believe me, that “A” didn’t come to me easy, but with hard work and determination, not forgetting the God given abilities! Yes, by taking the class I wanted to proof to myself that nothing could stop me (Philippians 4:13), not even paralyses! I hope by my life’s example, you have decided to get out of your comfort zone, and be the man or women God wants you to be (Jeremiah 29:11).

 

2 responses to STUDENT IS THE LESSON

  1. 

    Hi Thats incouraging that your going back to school. Keep your head up cuz you can do all things with Christ.

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