The Young Stroke Victim

As Walter sat in the room of a 33 year-old male stroke victim, John, he could see the patient was visibly upset. Gently, Walter asked some innocent questions about his work and family. As the conversation continued, John finally related that he had only been married for a year and he was VERY concerned about whether he would be able to have a normal married life, in the Biblical sense.

Understanding how important this would be for the young man’s recovery, Walter, upon finishing their conversation, went directly to the nurses’ station and let them know about the problem. Within hours, a doctor visited John and discussed the situation fully.