In 2008, Lynn's 29 year old son, Josh Arneson, was down to 19% lung capacity with a life threatening rare lung disease. His health was failing each day more tumors where forming in his lungs. Josh was running out of time. He had been put through over 41 tests trying to diagnosis why the tumors were forming and how to treat him. The Lung Specialists determined that the tumors were too invasive in the lungs and Josh would need a double lung transplant. Josh only had 19% of his lung functions,he was bed ridden and on oxygen 24/7. Lynn was his full time in home Caregiver and transported Josh back and forth from Spokane, WA to Seattle, WA for his tests and doctor's appointments . Josh's was barely hanging on.... when they got the call from the transplant team that they had a donor match! We were so thankful to GOD and to the Donor who gave Josh the "GIFT OF LIFE." Surgeon Michael Mulligan skillfully (with the Lord's guiding hand) performed the Double Lung Transplant, at the University Medical Center, in Seattle, Washington.
On the third day Josh was able to breathe on his own...oh what a wonderful day it was! Josh remained in the ICU and was closely monitored. Ten days after the surgery, Josh had complications.. he was on a breathing machine when he passed out and flat lined right in front of Lynn. The ICU team came in and worked on Josh for 40 minutes to get him stable. They were able to bring Josh back to life but he had slipped into a coma and was put on life support. Lynn sent out prayer request to thousands of Josh's MySpace friends. God answered those prayers of so many friends, family and even medical staff...and through God's mercies ...seven days later Josh woke up!
After numerous tests the Doctors had tragic news... Josh had experienced 5 stokes in his brain, he was paralyzed on the left side and it left him blind in his left eye.
As a mom, Lynn stood on the promises of the Lord and said to the doctors "I do not accept that report and I know God is going to heal Josh." "GOD did not put those lungs in Josh to be a vegetable!" She told the doctors not to speak out anything negative around Josh. Josh needed HEALING words to give him HOPE. That day was a life changing event for Lynn, it was her "spiritual awakening" and she surrendered everything in the hands of JESUS. Lynn had to put Josh on the altar... just like Abraham and Isaac and give her son to the Lord. She said "I will serve you Lord whether you take Josh or not." In the midst of the trials, GOD gave her peace...even though it was a very stressful time...a time where there seemed to be no hope... GOD GAVE HER HOPE... and carried her through it. She had strong FAITH and BELIEF IN GOD...THAT HE WAS HEALING JOSH. (GOD SENT LYNN... TO BE MY WIFE ...BECAUSE SHE ALSO BELIEVES IN MY HEALING AND IS STANDING WITH ME)
Josh had many...many...physical challenges and with GOD'S help...he was given the COURAGE and HOPE to overcome all the obstacles along the way. Josh had to learn everything from swallowing, regaining his memory, re-learn daily functions, to walking. Josh is a living MIRACLE... with GOD'S HEALING TOUCH...along the way.. Josh walked out of the hospital...weeks later HEALED...
GOD HEALED THE BLIND EYES TO SEE, NO MORE PARALYSIS, COMPLETE HEALING THROUGHOUT HIS BODY, A NEW PAIR OF LUNGS AND A TRANSFORMED SPIRIT... Through this experience... it brought Josh into repentance and he ask forgiveness to the Lord and others in his life. Josh was broken, depressed and angry and through his plea to be set free the Lord delivered him from bitterness and rebellion. God can and Will heal All your physical, emotion and spiritual wounds... if you BELIEVE in HIM and ask HIM. Josh was set free from all of the things that had control of him. Josh now lives in peace, joy and happiness. Josh sees that his life has value and he has a purpose in GOD'S plan. Through GOD'S grace and mercy, GOD gave Josh a second chance in life, to serve HIM and give his testimony to encourage others. Josh said that no matter what terrible things in life you are facing... that GOD IS IN CONTROL, if you just give your life to Jesus.
...We give all the glory and honor to GOD and Lynn and I feel we must...
"Pay It Forward" to share with others "HOPE" that all things are possible with GOD!
We are a living testimony that we must have a positive attitude not matter
what happens in life and to server others first. Together we are working
"One On One" with the hurting young ones to show them that GOD does love them.
We are a group of enthusiastic people some of us are living with disabilities which challenge our lives at every turn. However, with the GRACE of GOD we know we can overcome these obstacles and live our lives to our maximum potential according to GOD'S perfect will.
~Keith & Lynn Moore
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