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John Ortberg in The Life You’ve Always Wanted speaks about Mable. She was in a state-run convalescent home, a place where people were left to die.

Mable lived 25yrs in a home. She was strapped into a wheelchair; half her face was eaten away with cancer, she was blind and almost deaf; she drooled constantly. She was 89.

John Ortberg gave her a Mother’s Day flower; she tried to smell it and said thank you and added, "But can I give it to someone else?" To which she gave it to someone and told them the flower was from Jesus.

He spoke with her and learned her life story. She became an inspiration to him.

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