(as told by Dr. T.L. Osborn)
Maria Theresa had been sent home from the hospital to die. She had no hope of ever walking again. Several operations left her worse than before. She prayed to die.
The news came of our crusade. She was carried and laid on the ground amidst the throng. Daisy preached about the woman bent double by a "spirit of infirmity".
Maria had rolled and agonized on the ground, in anguish and suffering. A painful bone disease deteriorated her spine and hips. (one had been dislocated for months.)
When Daisy spoke Christ's words, "Woman, be free!," Maria heard no more. She thought that it thundered and that a bolt of lightening had struck here. She was shocked to her feet, and healed, but was blinded by the power. She was stunned and she screamed for fear. People thought she was insane.
I went and caught her and brought her to Daisy, and when Daisy embraced her, her sight was restored, and she realized that she had been healed. She shouted, jumped and danced all over the platform and the mass of people was astounded.