The nurses and occupational therapists at Adena Rehab in Greenfield, Ohio gathered together to help fulfill an 85 year old patient’s wish.
85-year-old Dale Hodson is a patient at Adena Rehab. After suffering two strokes in 2005, he had difficulty using his right side. After a long period of declining health, Hodson was moved to Adena Rehab. One of his sons, Matthew Hodson used to worry about his father’s spiritual well being as he got older. He and his brothers would often check in on their dad, asking if he was content with where he was in his spiritual life and the father would mostly reply “Yep, yep, I think so”..
However they continued to pray for their dad and finally their prayers were answered by God! Hodson finally decided to give his life to Christ and informed the good news to one of his sons, Mike. He was quick to text it to his brother Mattew!
“Dad wants to give his life to Christ and be Baptized,” the text read.
Totally in support of getting their father baptized, they brainstormed how to grant him this wonderful opportunity while he was staying in Adena Rehab.
It was then the occupational therapists and nurses at the Rehab stepped in to save the day. One of the employees at Adena contacted Matthew Hodson and presented an official idea.
“We are going to inflate a pool outside and run hot water to it and baptize him there,” Teeters said.
On the morning of April 24, 2018, Dale Hodson was baptized by his son Mike in front of all his family and friends.