Paid In Full (2/1/10)

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay
his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he
was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house.
However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the
door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought
he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it
slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?" "You don't owe me
anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay
for a kindness." He said..... "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger
physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had
been ready to give up and quit.

Year's later that young woman became critically ill. The local
doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where
they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard
Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of
the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately
he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed
in his doctor's gown he went in to see
her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation
room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he
gave special attention to the case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the
business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He
looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent
to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take
the rest of the life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and
something caught her attention on the side of the bill.

She read these words..... "Paid in full with one glass of milk"
(Signed)
Dr. Howard Kelly.