A Mercy Heart was presented to the Shands Hospital ICU Unit 87 staff in Gainesville, Florida, at the request of LCC donor, Gail. Gail requested a Mercy Heart on behalf of her brother, Bill, who had spent 292 days in ICU after a double lung transplant. The heart was given to the ICU staff out of tremendous gratitude from both Gail and Bill who have been shown “blessing after blessing”.
As Gail put it, “The nurses, therapists, surgeons, pulmonologists, cleaning people, people who deliver the meals. So many people we have gotten to love and share God’s love and presence. There are no words to thank these incredible people. Their competence, patience, love, friendship, and compassion that we have received is just beyond words”.
Gail and Bill’s requested scripture verse on the heart was Deuteronomy 31:6 which reads “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, for the Lord is with you”.
Gail also adds, “My brother is doing well now. With God’s grace, he WILL get out of the hospital. He is my hero with his determination, faith, and love for the Lord”.