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The Power of One Exceptional Life: A Quadruple Amputee's Story

By Wendy Wallace

God's Brave Women - Wendy's Story

There I was lying in a hospital bed in critical condition. The first thing I remember thinking was, ``Lord, how am I going to do this? How can I ever live a normal life like this?”

You would think I would've been petrified, but I felt peace. I was no longer in danger and I was safe in the arms of Jesus. My favorite verses came to mind and the Lord reminded me that by trusting Him, we would get through things together.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB)

Three weeks earlier, I was having what I thought were flu symptoms. I spent two days in bed getting weaker and weaker and simply waiting for “this to pass.” Eventually, I agreed to let my husband take me to the hospital.

Everything between rushing into the emergency room, and my prayer to the Lord is missing from my memory. There is approximately a three-week gap. During those 3 weeks, I was in a medically-induced coma.

I take that back.

The one thing I do remember is a strange doctor and my husband waking me up from my coma, to let me know that they would need to amputate both of my hands and both of my feet in order to save my life. I was a wife and mom with a