The Botetourt View received a letter that is very sentimental and special about Christmas and a miracle for a local 6th grade Read Mountain Middle School student. Here it is:
Hi, I’m Mical Mosier. I’m a typical middle school girl that hangs out with her friends more than her parents. Well recently I have learned a lot about my family. My dad kept coughing up blood. I really didn’t think much of it until we took him to the E.R and he found out that he had stage three lung cancer. He was on a medical induced coma! At first I was scared to death that some day I may not see my father anymore. My mom’s father died when she was a young girl and Dad’s father died when he was seventeen.
This may not be interesting to you but it surely changed my life. The last words I said to my father were, “I hate you!” Imagine living through that regret.
We spent nights and days in the hospital the doctors said he wouldn’t make it through the night. My family and I didn’t believe it. We didn’t want to. We slept in the hospital waiting room, waited hours. He made it through the night. He had a respirator in so he could breathe during his coma. Because when you’re in a coma you’re paralyzed. Your body doesn’t know what to do. This process was during Thanksgiving.
On the following Monday after Thanksgiving they were taking him off of his medical induced coma so we could speak to him and say our last words. I couldn’t talk. I was speechless but most of our family were there. My dad has been through a lot. “He’s a fighter,” my mom said. “This may be his last fight,” the doctor said and that broke us inside. Well, after Dad got off the medication he couldn’t talk he wasn’t strong enough to write or to type. He nodded his head and squeezed my hand. A couple days later they took him off the respirator so he could talk. He was talking up a storm, I’ll say. Well then, he got a portacath put in so he can take shots. Then the doctor said he will never get up and walk out of the hospital. Three days later he was walking!! Then 3 weeks before Christmas he got out of the hospital! Talk about a Christmas miracle! Please tell this story to the paper. I really want people to know it can happen and a deadly diagnosis can be conquered!”
Mical and her brother Max are hoping their father will soon be well. David Mosier is taking chemotherapy every Monday and radiation five days per week. Though her parents are divorced, her mother Sandi is looking after David in her home.
Mical is right, there is more to her story. Her oldest brother, John Thomas Graham Mosier died at the age of 10 in a car accident on the way back from Kings Dominion in 2005. On this New Year’s Eve he would have turned 17.
Her parents divorced in 2006. The family home burned in 2007. Yet, this family kept moving forward.
It has been rough, but prayer and faith have been their source of strength. An unexpected blessing happened in 2007 when David discovered that he had a son, Carey Wood, from a high school romance. Carey and his wife Jessica prayed for David in the hospital. He was also anointed.
Jessica read Scripture verses over him from a book called “10 Hours to Live” by Brian Wills. David’s mantra became “Walk by faith, not by sight.” As for Mical’s statement, he said, “I didn’t pay attention to her (when she said she hated me). ”
Mical is glad, though, that she got to tell him that was not the case as he got better. She does love her dad very much. Yes, he is in a struggle to be better, get well, and really to live. He has lost 60 pounds, but is beginning to gain weight again.
The family appreciates any and all prayers for his miracle recovery to continue. They too, are walking in faith every day. As for Mical Mosier, she is a young girl with wisdom and compassion beyond her years.