Why that would be my sister Maggie and her husband, Miracle Man Roger, visiting us from Maryland a few weeks ago. We stepped out of the Downtowner after breakfast, and who should be coming up the street but Joe Manchin? So of course I had to get a picture!
Roger has recovered remarkably well from severe burns that occurred two years ago, affecting over 70% of his body. There were many times during those early dark days when I wondered if we were being selfish in wanting him to live because the burns were so, so terrible. The prayers of many friends and family members must have shaken the heavens, and Maggie's tenacious oversight of his treatments was so formidable and persistent that those dark days passed and recovery did not seem so impossible after all.
After many surgeries, skin grafts, therapy and procedures, he is once again the man we knew--with perhaps an even deeper sense of humor.
For example, on his last visit to the doctor, the doc said, "You look like a million dollars!"
Roger replied, "Almost."