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Old August 12th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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After spending three years in the dark, a 90-year-old great-great-grandfather from Oregon who had been declared legally blind claims he's suddenly regained much of his sight.

"God never treated anybody as good as he's treated me," Marty Alvey told the Daily News, three days after his vision inexplicably returned.

"When I got out of bed this morning, I looked into the mirror, and I said, 'Hello there, Marty, nice to see you.'"

Alvey had given up reading and was forced to watch TV from a distance of 6 inches after being stricken with macular degeneration, which causes the loss of central vision.

Now the retired carpenter is hoping to go on sightseeing trips throughout the Northwest and possibly meet "a nice young gal, about 80 years old."

"I've been reborn," Alvey said, noting he can see clearly 5 feet ahead.

Alvey's transformation came early Saturday after he awoke feeling woozy. After getting stuck in the bathroom, he crawled to his phone and called 911. On the way to the hospital, Alvey started feeling better.

When a doctor walked into his room, Alvey says he realized his vision had improved.

"He started talking to me, and I said, 'You know, I can see you! I can see you!'" Alvey recalled. "I went crazy, completely crazy."

A pair of ophthalmologists examined Alvey's eyes two days ago and found no explanation for his improved vision.

"There are no anatomical changes within the eye to account for his subjective visual improvement," said Dr. Anthony Cirino, of Kaiser Permanente in Portland, noting that Alvey's performance on an eye exam showed no improvement. "From my standpoint, I can't explain it."

Alvey has spent the past few days tidying up his home in Tualatin, a suburb of Portland. The feisty nonagenarian has also relished gazing at photos of his five children and numerous grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren - and greeting his neighbors.

"Now when I meet people, I say, 'Good morning, nice to see you,' and I really mean it," Alvey said. "Some people think I'm an old ding-a-ling, but that's okay. I can see."
For those of you that say Miracles don't happen.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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They do happen on a regular basis, it is just that we are accustomed to them and disreguard them as miracles. For example the development of a conceived child, we can watch it grow but can anyone explain how it all happens? blood vessels, nerves, the brain, bones and on and on. That in itself is a miracle
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Reading that just made my day... thanks.
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They do happen on a regular basis, it is just that we are accustomed to them and disreguard them as miracles. For example the development of a conceived child, we can watch it grow but can anyone explain how it all happens? blood vessels, nerves, the brain, bones and on and on. That in itself is a miracle
Yes actually we can.......

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Old August 12th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #5
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Well I knew that was coming but the explination I was looking for would be like how are the miles of viens grown? brain tissue? lungs, the heart and its ability to pump blood, how does it all start up and run, with everything so complex it is hard to imagine... how?
Yes we can watch it happen, but the question is how does it happen.
And no I do not want to hear it took millions of years to happen either
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Well I knew that was coming but the explination I was looking for would be like how are the miles of viens grown? brain tissue? lungs, the heart and its ability to pump blood, how does it all start up and run, with everything so complex it is hard to imagine... how?
Yes we can watch it happen, but the question is how does it happen.
And no I do not want to hear it took millions of years to happen either
Go read about cellular biology. That will explain how it all "happens"
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My eyesight has magically improved on it's own over the past year to the point that I past my drivers license eye exam without my glasses. Something I couldn't do when I was 16. (I'm 44 now).

Does that qualify as a miracle?
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Sounds like it could be a miracle, but not magical. That is great because usually your eyesight gets worse not better. What does the eye doctor say? Can you toss out the glasses? If the doctor has no explantion why, then yes you have recieved a miracle.
A lady in my church had real thick glasses and her sight was contiually getting worse to the point she would be blind and no surgery could repair her problem. She received her miracle, she does not even need glasses at all, see great and doctors can't explain it. Miracles do happen
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My eyesight has magically improved on it's own over the past year to the point that I past my drivers license eye exam without my glasses. Something I couldn't do when I was 16. (I'm 44 now).

Does that qualify as a miracle?
Well, It could be. I just think it's cool that he regained his sight very quickly. It's also how you look at it. This guy regognized it as God. I do too. There's not much more explination IMO. Your case could be something you've been doing I would like to think that it is a Miracle.
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i wonder if he just stopped masterbating for a few years and thats what made it come back?
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i wonder if he just stopped masterbating for a few years and thats what made it come back?
I'd rather be blind.
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everything is a miracle...or tragicle.



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YouTube - Give God Some More Credit!
Was he serious? I can't tell. Kind of funny. If I wasn't rednering video and I had other things to do, it would be a waste of time. Completely wrong though.
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