Doctors had no hope of recovery for Peggy after she was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Dementia. As her condition worsened, her family relied on prayer.
- [Narrator] Dwayne andPeggy King had a full
and happy life.
Married since 1961, they've spent most
of their time travelingand sharing the gospel
as the founders of Deaf Missions.
But in early 2010, Dwayne noticed
that something seemed off with Peggy.
- The terrible, terriblefar away look in her eyes
and the actions were just awful.
- He would tell me that shehad some extreme fits of rage
if she didn't get her way
and that was not like my mom at all.
She's one of the sweetestladies on the planet.
- She just didn't have thesame kind of inhibitions
and boundaries, we justgradually became more
and more concerned.
- [Narrator] Eventually doctorsdiagnosed Peggy with FTD,
An MRI revealed herfrontal lobe had shrunk
and there were holes throughout her brain.
- She'll do nothing but get worse.
Another professional said
the best thing you can dois pray she dies quickly.
- That friction between thetwo of them during that time
was very, very difficult for him.
- She would right away,she'd keep me awake,
I couldn't sleep.
Finally, they put her in the memory ward,
made her at home best we could.
When we left (sobbing)
and that door locked,
that was awful.
- I remember feelinglike I was losing my mom
but then as my dad'sconcerns about her grew,
I remember feeling likeI was losing him too.
- [Narrator] With a prognosisfrom the medical community
of no hope of recovery,Peggy's family reached out
to other relatives and friends for prayer.
- Prayers for her healing,prayers of comfort for my dad,
prayers of comfort for us.
The number of people praying for her
because of the connectionsthat my parents have had
through their ministry through the years
and especially with social media today
word gets out, why wouldwe not expect a miracle?
- I was praying Lord help me accept this
and there was a day whenI remember distinctly
God you take this, it'smore than I can handle.
That very day is the same day that Peggy
in the memory ward was giving up to God.
And from that moment onshe started to get better.
♪ When you kneel to pray ♪
- [Narrator] Since that day,
not only did Dwayne notice a difference
in Peggy's cognition,behavior and motor skills,
so did the doctors.
So much so that byChristmas of that same year,
the doctors and staff ofthe memory unit agreed
that Peggy was well enough tobe discharged and sent home.
- And she did so well,she started cooking,
she could follow a recipe.
She could play the piano.
That terrible far away lookwas gone from her eyes.
Then the doctors said I havetreated hundreds of patients
and it, nobody ever got better.
This is a miracle.
- [Narrator] Though a CAT scan shows Peggy
still has an abnormal brain.
Her condition has never regressed
and she has never had toreturn to the memory unit.
Her family says they owe it all to God
and the power of prayer.
- And at first I thought, youknow, I was scared I'd go back
but it's just good and maybea little better all the time.
That's more of a miracle that God
is letting me function normallywith an abnormal brain.
God is good and wonderful.
- I don't understand it allbut I think it's very evident
that through men and women of faith
and men and women of prayerpowerful things happen.
- We have had our back,
we have had her the matriarchof our family again.
How could we ever not thank God
that we get to have ourmom cooking. (laughs)
- We have so many friendsand so many prayers
and most of the people werepraying for her to be better,
To have her back is a greatlesson, a great, great lesson.