Sid Roth, host of the TV show It’s Supernatural, calls Delores Winder’s healing one of the greatest healing miracles of the Twentieth Century.
Delores Winder’s website briefly describes her medical history as follows:
Delores Winder was plagued with pseudo arthritis for nineteen and a half years. She was in a full body cast and neck brace during that time. At the age of 31, her bones were aged and deteriorating she had the bones of someone in their mid 70s. Delores’s bones continued to deteriorate rapidly, and as a result, her spine, hips, wrists, shoulders, and fingers were so fragile that she couldn’t be touched. Her lungs, heart, stomach, and kidneys were all failing too.
In order to kill the pain, Delores had four spinal fusions and two percutaneous cordotomies (burning out of the nerve centers at the base of the brain), which caused no feeling on the whole right side of her body and on the left side up to her waist.
Delores was making her funeral arrangements and was looking forward to death since it would be a wonderful relief from the agonizing pain she had endured much of her life. Her one concern though was her 14-year-old son. She needed assurance that he would be taken care of in her absence.
Interestingly, God instructed her to go to a conference by Kathryn Kuhlman to find out how he would take care of her 14-year-old son. I say “interestingly” because Delores couldn’t tolerate Kathryn Kuhlman. Delores was very skeptical of Kathryn’s ministry since Kathryn was known to miraculously heal people by God’s power. Delores didn’t believe that miraculous healings could still take place in post-Biblical times so she did not trust Kathryn’s ministry. But since Delores was concerned about her son and had a promise from God that he would reveal his plan for her son if she went to the Kathryn Kuhlman conference, she chose to attend that meeting. It also helped that the particular meeting she was supposed to attend was being hosted by a Christian denomination Delores trusted and the meeting’s focus was not on healing but on the Holy Spirit.
That meeting would change her life. Not only did God reveal his plan for her son; but also, he totally healed her and restored sensation to her entire body — something that was medically impossible since the nerve centers at the base of her brain stem had been severed in order to reduce her pain.
This complete healing took place in Dallas, TX on August 30, 1975 after there was no medical hope for her and her only concern was making sure that her son would be taken care of after she died.
Since this healing took place nearly 35 years ago, Delores Winder has had many opportunities to tell her story. The brief summary I have given above does not paint the whole picture and leaves out many details including how she was actually healed. That is because I could never do her story justice. I want you to take the time to watch at least one of the video clips posted below so that you can hear from her own mouth exactly what she experienced and what happened to her.
Delores Tells Her Story and Tells What God Has Taught Her Since Then – June 2009