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There Are So Many Wonderful People Out There, This Man Is a Shining Example
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"My mom was in the hospital the last three days and had to miss her crucial, every four weeks eye injections to treat wet macular degeneration. If she goes longer than four weeks, her eyes can bleed and she can permanently lose her vision. This happened with her left eye a couple of years ago. To preserve her right eye, Dr. Yosef Gindzin of Grand Rapids Opthamology opened his office (on a Saturday) just so he could give my mom her injections. Because the parking lot isn't plowed on weekends, we couldn't get her wheelchair through the snow. Dr. Gindzin carried her. What an amazing and compassionate man. Because of him, my mom will be able to see the magic of Christmas. Thank you, Dr. Gindzin, for the best gift EVER!"

Credits: Marie Havenga
8,463 views Dec 18, 2017

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Lakemiboater 320 points
This is amazing!
+8 votes
Dec 18, 2017
WanderlustCurlz 260 points
What an uplifting story!
+5 votes
Dec 18, 2017
Diane Lynn Kerman 250 points
Dr. Gindzin is an amazing person. He goes above and beyond for his patients.
+5 votes
Dec 18, 2017
Michelle Dombrowski 270 points
As a wife of a physician and a former nurse myself, I can tell you, there are NOT many doctors like this in the world. I’ve seen very few that would have the compassion to carry one of their patients to and from their vehicle, let alone, come on their day off for a patient.  Dr. Gindzin deserves recognition for his amazing, kind spirit and for his love for taking care of patients like they were their own family member.  Kuddos to Dr. Gindzin. Our family applauds you.

As for the Havenga family, our family couldn’t have met a more loving family as them. Always so caring and genuine. So happy to know that Lillian will be able to enjoy the holidays with her family!! Love you all❤️❤️❤️❤️
+5 votes
Dec 19, 2017
NancyCL 220 points
I know Lillian Havenga, who is a very special lady, and apparently Dr. Gindzin knows this too. Kudos to you, Dr. Gindzin...you're one in a million!
+4 votes
Dec 19, 2017
Shirleyhavenga 230 points
Christmas miracles are abundant. Thank you Dr. Gindzin.
+4 votes
Dec 19, 2017
mariehavenga 400 points
God Bless Dr. Gindzin and his selfless acts of kindness.
+4 votes
Dec 19, 2017
mariehavenga 400 points
Hear Lillian Havenga express her gratitude in this local newscast:
http://fox17online.com/2017/12/18/doctor-carries-patient-through-snow-to-save-her-vision/
MrsRyke 280 points
What a heartwarming story!
+3 votes
Dec 19, 2017
afichtner 220 points
Lillian is a wonderful person & is blessed to have an equally wonderful Opthalmologist!
+3 votes
Dec 19, 2017
ReneeDenslow 210 points
It is so wonderful to see this doctors character shine!  In a time when it seems more common to be reminded that humanity is flawed, this act of simple kindness shares the goodness in our world.  Let's like it, tweet it, talk about it... and make this type of love and compassion contagious!  A great reminder to give when we aren't receiving, do more than is expected of us in our roles in work and in our community, and to put others needs before our own.  Thank you ELLEN for creating a space for these types of stories to be shared!  A great reminder #somanygoodpeopleoutthere
+3 votes
Dec 19, 2017
Clwelch79 240 points
How awesome! Merry Christmas!
+2 votes
Dec 19, 2017
lrags6 190 points
Such an amazing story! So amazing!!!
+2 votes
Dec 19, 2017
KristenR 190 points
Amazing!!!
+2 votes
Dec 19, 2017
kminner 170 points
Amazing Story! Glad to know there are still nice and caring people in the world.
+1 vote
Dec 19, 2017
LloydB 170 points
WOW, what an inspiring holiday story that all of us can learn from. PLEASE, PLEASE, producers, put these people on the Ellen Show so everyone can learn of this act of kindness!!
+1 vote
Dec 19, 2017
Pbuist 170 points
+1 vote
Dec 21, 2017
Theresa Longwell 250 points
This is an example of good karma.  Mrs. Havenga is a kind, loving person.
+1 vote
Dec 21, 2017
Kim Sheeran 160 points
Beautiful example of love.
+1 vote
Dec 21, 2017
KyleePage 190 points
God Bless this doctor!!
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Dec 21, 2017
myasenak 140 points
In this age of corporate medicine, it is still nice to see that there is still compassion in this doctor.   He cares and went above and beyond for his patient
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Dec 22, 2017
lsinigos 150 points
Dr. Gindzin saved my sight. He is the best!
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Dec 23, 2017