61-year-old Rev. Philip Dunn of Valley Christian Assembly in Charleston, West Virginia finally experienced the miracle he had been waiting for 14 years in the making. This is after the reverend's vision deteriorated 14 years ago after being diagnosed with cataracts and macular degeneration.
Macular degeneration is an optical disease that causes the central portion of the retina to degenerate. Located at the back of the eye, the retina is what senses light which allows people to see. Macular degeneration, however, has no known cure at the moment.
Despite the incurable diagnosis, Dunn firmly believed his sight would one day be restored. And that strong belief led to a miracle. The reverend's faith turned into a reality when another serious eye problem with his eye became an unexpected blessing.
“Even as my vision got worse and things got more difficult, I just, every day I woke up, I woke up with an expectation that maybe today I would get my miracle,” Rev. Dunn said.
His long-awaited miracle came in August of last year in the form of severe pain and headaches in his left eye. Doctors immediately discovered the source of the pain — a ruptured cataract. Doctors informed him that his optic nerve would likely incur more damage if the problem was left untreated. Surgery to get rid of the dangerous and ruptured cataract was performed immediately.
The next events were retold on the official website of Assemblies of God or AG to inspire and encourage other people with the reverend’s unbreakable faith.
According to the article, Dunn removed the medical eye patch over his swollen eye when he arrived home after his surgery. To his astonishment, he was able to see their dining room and even managed to walk into their kitchen and saw his wife for the first time in 14 years.
“I went into the kitchen, my wife said, ‘Honey, you took the patch off,’ I said ‘Yeah,’ she said, ‘What do you see?’ I said, ‘I can see you!’” said Dunn.
“The doctors did what they could. God did what they couldn’t,” Dunn’s daughter Sarah said in the Assemblies of God article.
Right after the miracle cure, Rev. Dunn accomplished one of his lifelong dreams and took a road trip to California.