At an age when other children were enjoying life’s priceless moments, Marlene Klepees had to face its cruelest tortures. Weighing less than two pounds at birth, she developed cerebral palsy, a disease that left her crippled!
At 12 years of age, when some friends brought her to a youth rally, she committed her life to God. Young Marlene thought she’d finally found the father she’d always needed.
“I was His, and He was my Dad — and that was it forever,” she declares. “I just thought that if I was born with cerebral palsy, I must be born with it because God created me that way. I didn’t realize He wanted people healed. I didn’t realize He wanted good things for everyone, so, at first, I just thought, Well, there’s got to be a reason for it. He’s smarter than I am.”
Dr. Glen White was Marlene’s recreational therapist. He witnessed Marlene’s extensive treatment and worsening condition. “She didn’t have really any control of her head or her neck. Her head was sort of tipped back, and her lips and tongue were kind of swollen and drooling. That is a very tough state to be in. Reviewing team notes and team meetings, the staff was thinking that there wasn’t really a lot of hope for recovery.”
Being sent to a nursing home was Marlene’s greatest fear.
“As best as I could, I just yelled to heaven and I said, ‘God, stop!'” Marlene recalls. “In other words, ‘Just get out of here,’ but He didn’t.
Marlene’s life has been normal for more than 20 years. She’s attended Missouri Wesleyan College and has traveled through the Midwest sharing her amazing story. It’s much easier to do things now, like arranging flowers in her floral shop — and, oh, yes, she enjoys riding her bike through the countryside just as she’d seen in her vision years before.
“I was in a desperate situation, and there was no place else to go but to Jesus Christ with my life — and here I am. I’m healed. I’m normal. There’s nothing that I can’t do that everyone else does.”
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