How can an adult be growing wisdom tooth at 38?
He had been feeling the gnawing pain in his gums and jaw for several days
Eventually he decided he must visit his dentist
He had a good health coverage plan due to his job as a database manager
He met with his dentist the next day
He was asked the usual routine questions
His dentist checked his mouth, over and over again
He wondered what the fuss was
All the man needed to do was prescribe a pain reliever to numb the pain and nature will take care of the rest within the next few days
He was very wrong
His dentist ordered an x-ray and then a scan
He had planned to spend at most an hour in the hospital. He was still there that evening, wondering what the problem was
Eventually the test results came in, he was immediately referred to the oncology department.
He became worried
His GP and some other doctors were waiting for him
He wondered why so many grey headed specialists were gathered over a toothache
He was given the news
He really didn't have a toothache
He had Glioblastoma multiforme
A form of cancer
It was already as big as a gulf ball
He couldn't sleep throughout that night
He had practically been informed he would die without a surgery, and the surgery had to be done as soon as possible
The problem was, he recently relocated to the UK and his healthcare package does not cover such an expensive surgery
What was he to do?
He called his twin brother, "See my life outside"
His twin brother was in Nigeria, a banker
"I will not let you die bro, you hear me! You must live. You will live!"
His brother and family members rallied round. They raised the money for the surgery!
He went back to the hospital. His brother also flew into the UK. The doctors examined him for a week.
They told him how sorry they were but the cancer had spread everywhere and has gone beyond treatment stage
They told him he had at most six months to live
His brother kept telling him the doctors were lying, don't lose hope, be courageous
By this time his jaws had swelled up and one side of his face was already swollen.
They decided to seek a second opinion in India but first they had to return to their country immediately
They returned home
Their mother ran from pillar to post
She had only one set of twins and the life of one of them was about to be cut short
The doctors they met at home kept telling them it was too late. Even if they travel to Mars, aliens couldn't save him!
He was a living corpse
Within a month he had become frail. He couldn't eat anything and his face kept swelling up
His left eye had almost been popped out of its socket
He was a gory sorry sight
His mother gave up
His brother gave up
Everything had failed
Death now would be a relief of sorts
Then he asked his mother, bring me a Reverend Father, I need to make my confessions
They were social Christians, they really do not attend church or believe in God that way
His mother didn't even have any Reverend Father's contact
She called a friend, explained her predicament
Her friend sent her a phone number
She explained the situation
Her son was dying
He needed to make his confessions
He will die at any moment
Can the person she was talking to please hurry down to their house?
It was his last wish
They want to fulfil it for him
The person went down to their house
He was not dressed as a Reverend Father
He was wearing Jeans and T-shirt
He was smiling sheepishly
They rushed him into the room
He saw the sick man
He listened to his confession
He laid hands on him
He rebuked the cancer
The sick slept
The next morning
The sick woke up
He saw a pimple on the swollen side of his face
He lifted his frail fingers
Plucked the pimple
Pus started pouring out
First in bits and then like a gusher
Cotton wools were soaked out
Cups were filled
It took about four hours
The cancer dissolved
His teeth were strong
The pain in his gum was gone
His mother came into his room and found him cured
His brother gave his life to Christ that day
There and then
He had vowed if God spared his brother he would become Born Again
Ps: They never met the young man who prayed for him again
The person who sent them his number denied sending it to them or even receiving their call
Both brothers are Ministers of the gospel today.