Woman turns to God for COPD cure

Full story: The York Daily Record

JoAnn Rinehart poses at her home in Mount Holly Springs earlier this month. She awoke before dawn, gasping for breath against a vise-like tightness in her chest, blood-crusted tissues crumpled on the table beside her.

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marlin

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Jan 31, 2010
 

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Good for you!
I believe it too!
Jen

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This story brought tears to me eyes, because we are firm believers in FAITH. We had our own experience similar to this story and know for a fact God is awesome and does perform miracles daily. I hope many more blessing keep coming your way, and keep spreading your word! Also,pray for the non believers. Unless you've experienced it just can't understand.
Believe what you wish

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Jan 31, 2010
 
Possibly this would be a less expensive alternative for Obama/Pelosi/Reid's universal health care package. Would further advance Teddy's life long push for universal health care through HIS prayers and letters to the Pope.
Jen

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Jan 31, 2010
 
Believe what you wish wrote:
Possibly this would be a less expensive alternative for Obama/Pelosi/Reid's universal health care package. Would further advance Teddy's life long push for universal health care through HIS prayers and letters to the Pope.
Do you have to change your name and be a smart@ss on every article?
Communist from Moscow

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Jan 31, 2010
 
Jen wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have to change your name and be a smart@ss on every article?
Darling, there are many posters that are assigned Moscow, PA by our ISP. Have no idea why my city is listed as Moscow, when living in York, PA. Evidently that Moscow place breeds smart@sses, certainly, York County folk are not that way, correct?
Clue Phone

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Jan 31, 2010
 
Communist from Moscow wrote:
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Evidently that Moscow place breeds smart@sses, certainly, York County folk are not that way, correct?
No, York County breeds dumb@sses.
Mike Roberts

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Jan 31, 2010
 
Me? age 71. COPD, diabetes and congesive heart failure. All the symptoms as presented in this article belong to me. Mornings are the most difficult. I understand. What I don't understand is JoAnn's sudden absence from med care after she found God. I would welcome an article or information concerning JoAnn's current health in hopes she is still alive and healthy.

God and science are conflicting. It seems to me religons of this world creates conflicts, money making and or shame. Most world conflicts have always been a belief in a God.

I wish JoAnn all of her God's assistance and hope she is healthy and in peace. God bless all who may read this comment.
Jesus Bloody Christ

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Oh great, now the YDR is advocating faith over science? Why don't we just drop science altogether and count on your gods for all your needs; of course that means dropping all of logic and reason, all of our advances as a sentient species, and return to primitive mindless animal-like beings who don't understand anything about the world around them. Go ahead, put back on your bearskins and worship your imaginary all-powerful invisible sky dwellers. Give up your SUV's, your cellphones, your modern medicine. Pray to your gods and return to your caves - because it was SCIENCE that got us out of them, not your mythical beings. How sad that in 2010, the "news" supports belief in angry, jealous, omnipotent invisible entities.
Amish Forever

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Jan 31, 2010
 
Jesus Bloody Christ wrote:
Oh great, now the YDR is advocating faith over science? Why don't we just drop science altogether and count on your gods for all your needs; of course that means dropping all of logic and reason, all of our advances as a sentient species, and return to primitive mindless animal-like beings who don't understand anything about the world around them. Go ahead, put back on your bearskins and worship your imaginary all-powerful invisible sky dwellers. Give up your SUV's, your cellphones, your modern medicine. Pray to your gods and return to your caves - because it was SCIENCE that got us out of them, not your mythical beings. How sad that in 2010, the "news" supports belief in angry, jealous, omnipotent invisible entities.
Hey, lovely poster name: "...return to primitive mindless animal-like beings who don't understand anything about the world around them". Now you've gone and done it. I only wish to go back as far as horse and buggies days but you wish to take us back to the mindless animal era. I mean, most of these posters, you and I included, are already primitive mindless animals. I's would like to be like them there Amish dudes.
Jesus Bloody Christ

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Jan 31, 2010
 
Amish Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I mean, most of these posters, you and I included, are already primitive mindless animals.
Actually, you have a good point! I agree. More people should read Nietzsche.
Mike Roberts

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Jan 31, 2010
 
My second and last post.
I'm a victim of emphysema. Struggle for breath every day. Religon has no affect or effect in my physical problems. I simply question others who go on a rant about god or not. I simply question the origional article person about her 'healing' when God answered her. And allow me to say the previous poster called "Jesus Bloody Christ" needs help. Faith is good. Science is good. When will the twain meet in agreement?
Christ follower

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Feb 1, 2010
 
Mike Roberts wrote:
My second and last post.
I'm a victim of emphysema. Struggle for breath every day. Religon has no affect or effect in my physical problems. I simply question others who go on a rant about god or not. I simply question the origional article person about her 'healing' when God answered her. And allow me to say the previous poster called "Jesus Bloody Christ" needs help. Faith is good. Science is good. When will the twain meet in agreement?
Good statement and very educated. God and science do go hand in hand. Why? Because God created the world and all of the scientists in it. The problem is when the human race forgets about God and tries to use science as the way of life and answer for everything. There was no scientific explanation for her healing. The reason being it was her unshakable faith and God wanting to heal her to share her story...as she did.
Clue Phone

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Feb 1, 2010
 
Christ follower wrote:
<quoted text>Good statement and very educated. God and science do go hand in hand. Why? Because God created the world and all of the scientists in it. The problem is when the human race forgets about God and tries to use science as the way of life and answer for everything. There was no scientific explanation for her healing. The reason being it was her unshakable faith and God wanting to heal her to share her story...as she did.
Baloney. You don't have the full facts of what happened, only what she told you. Do you believe everything you read?
Christ follower

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Baloney. You don't have the full facts of what happened, only what she told you. Do you believe everything you read?
No I don't. I have my own experiences that i've shared with others. If they don't want to believe me so be it, I tried. In the end all of the non believer of the higher power will find out. I'm not here to convince just enlighten. I KNOW where i'm going after death and it's not just in a hole. Do you? And, how can you be so sure of it?
Jesus Bloody Christ

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#15
Feb 1, 2010
 
After life comes oblivion. Perhaps some of your molecules will be recycled, feeding other plants and animals, but that's it, mate.

As for prayer's "healing", it's a placebo effect. Faith does help heal, but it's all in the believer's mind. I do not begrudge the people thus self-helped; I just don't think the YDR should be saying "God cured this woman" when that was not the case. There are no gods but those we invent.

Hallelujah.
Just_Me

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Feb 1, 2010
 
Jesus Bloody Christ wrote:
As for prayer's "healing", it's a placebo effect. Faith does help heal, but it's all in the believer's mind. I do not begrudge the people thus self-helped; I just don't think the YDR should be saying "God cured this woman" when that was not the case. There are no gods but those we invent.
Hallelujah.
Agreed.

This is a case of "mind over body". By her own admission, she was constantly praying for help and was only getting worse. When it comes to the lives of his followers, does God play the role of a child who enjoys seeing how far they can "push things" by messing up something before it breaks?

During the period of time BEFORE she started to heal, she was planning her own funeral. Feelings cannot get much lower than that. I'm sure she would have grabbed on to any thread of help. Apparently, her friend must have had God's ear and received a response that she was going to be OK. Why didn't God tell JoAnn himself?

Her faith in "a god" is what healed her, not God. That much I'm willing to believe. There is more verifiable evidence of positive attitudes leading to healthier lifestyles. They just don't make the news like "faith healing" does.

She made an effort to live better and didn't stop trying. During the lowest point of her illness, if her friend told her that eating turnips would cure her, she probably would have tried that instead. Her faith these days would then have regularly been found in a boiling pot of water.

Hopefully, JoAnn isn't in some sort of remission, with a chance that the COPD could come back. I still believe her positive attitude (however it is founded) and healthier lifestyle are the best things going for her now.
Jesus Bloody Christ

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[quote]Hopefully, JoAnn isn't in some sort of remission, with a chance that the COPD could come back. I still believe her positive attitude (however it is founded) and healthier lifestyle are the best things going for her now.[/quote]

Agreed. Very well said.
Jon

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Feb 1, 2010
 
God is good.. but sorry. No one has been cured from COPD period. If so I want to see CT/PFT tests from years ago and today. I like the fact she is trying to promote a book too! terrible..
Same stuff different day

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Feb 1, 2010
 
So when is the funeral??

If you are waiting for some ectoplasmic fairy to help you, it would be quicker to put a bullet in your brain.
Hypocritically Speaking

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Feb 1, 2010
 
Simply losing a huge amounts of weight helps with arising from bed/walking/breathing/movement , PERIOD! And selling "A" book also may help. Only God knows (???) the REAL truth; not we mortal beings.

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