Sid: My guest is by way of telephone is Vickie Faurie. I’m speaking to her from her home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. When Vickie was a young girl she was struck with a disabling disease; she became totally crippled. This just came out of the blue Vickie; how did your parents react?
Vickie: Well, when it occurred they were shocked and rather surprised because I had not had any major physical conditions or any problems health wise. How it all came about was kind of like a mystery to them because I had been out running and playing earlier during the day and earlier in the week and I would run out barefoot because it was just around where the weather was nice in summer. I had come in with a severe itching in the feet. My mother had thought that I ran through some type of chemical treatment somebody probably fertilized or did something to their yard. And she had suggested when I came in that I wash my feet really well. So I washed my feet and it had started just a little bit itching before I got in but before I got into the house the itching was so severe and as I washed everything I thought “Okay now it should go away.” Well it didn’t and I proceeded to try to get relaxed and try to go to bed for the evening. And mother told me “Now go back in and rescrub those feet; scrub them well so that you can get all traces of whatever it is that you walked through off your feet.” So I went in and I scrubbed my feet vigorously and it did not relieve it. So within a day my mother called and made an appointment for me to see the doctor. The doctor when we went into him thought it was possibly something that I walked through and he gave me an anti-itch cream of some sort lotion which he did to put on which would relieve that and take care of that problem. It did not; the problem no matter what lotion whatever he prescribed did not resolve it. In fact the itching intensified and the pains had started now with shooting pains and there was pain shooting up through my legs and into my hands and my feet and stuff. But the feet would itch and it was racking my nervous system. Due to the fact that it was hitting my nervous system and making me so uncomfortable between the pain and the constant itching, and when I mean constant I mean never ceasing. It was upsetting my digestive track and the juices within my stomach and various things. And no foods were staying down because of the nervousness of it all.
Sid: Now you were about age 12 and this thing progressed really rapidly.
Sid: Tell me the worst condition you were in I mean I’m going to take you to when the doctors said to your parents “Prepare for the funeral.” Tell me what condition you were in when they said that.
Vickie: I weighed… I was 52 pounds then at 5 foot one. Everything within me I could feel was just literally all the organs and everything. You could see… I could feel death on me. I could feel like everything was ceasing to want to function. My limbs were curled in completely at that time and I couldn’t walk. I had to be carried; I couldn’t sleep. I was getting only 2 hours of sleep if that even per night. I couldn’t write; everything was like… I mean the worst condition when you looked at me people looked at me and literally they knew I was dying. And you could see death was at my door.
Sid: Well with your limbs curled up could you walk?
Vickie: No, I couldn’t walk; I couldn’t even hold a pen to write.
Sid: But on October 13, 1971 your parents decided to take you to a woman that was having a healing service that great miracles were occurring; a woman that I happen to have known Kathryn Kuhlman. You were about 13 years of age at that point. But you didn’t go in a wheelchair; why not?
Vickie: Because the reason I didn’t want to go in a wheelchair every time I was in a wheelchair I would get people who would look, point and talk about it. And I know that they were still look at me but I didn’t want to be pitied; I don’t like people having pity on me.
Sid: When you went that day did you believe you were going to be healed ahead of time or did you pretty much preparing for death?
Vickie: I had previously been preparing for death but the day that I had went I had never been taught healing I was raised Baptist Sid. All I knew was salvation; I didn’t know nothing beyond that. My mother had told me that God healed because she had been in ne of Kathryn’s services previously. And she was the one who told me to quite praying that I would die; that if I would go to the service she believed that I would be healed. So when I went into the service we did not end up in the main auditorium; the main auditorium was at full capacity plus I did not have my wheelchair with me. I asked my father to carry me in. So I was carried in and we ended up in an overflow room.
Sid: Now you would have been right up close probably had you gone in a wheelchair but as a result you weren’t even in the room where she was speaking; you were in that overflow room. So what else happened?
Vickie: So what happened when we got into the overflow room I sat; I was sitting they had a chair for me but the chairs were not very comfortable. So my dad really kind of let me sit on his lap because he would hold me because I was all curled up anyhow. And I was praying for the people around me in a childlike manner. All I said was “God if You heal heal these people around me; I want to see You heal these people around me.” And that was my simple prayer for them to be healed. And I remember hearing Kathryn voice and so many times when she came out on stage she would say “I believe in miracles because I believe in God.” And I remember hearing her emphasize through her voice “God and the Holy Spirit” and how dear they were to her. And as I heard these various things the power of God went all the way through me like a bolt of electricity. And it went from the top of my head out to the souls of my feet.
Sid: Had you ever experienced anything remotely close to that before?
Vickie: Never; nothing.
Sid: But what did you think was happening to you when that occurred?
Vickie: Oh when that occurred I heard the voice of God like the voice of a trumpet say “You’re healed.” And I jumped up because my limbs that were all curled in everybody had noticed. I mean you come in and you’re all crippled and twisted and everything’s straight and somebody’s jumping up and down. There was a bunch of people around jumping up and down too so I assumed they all heard the voice of God that was like a trumpet that said “You’re healed.” And I thought that we all were going to have a party a hallelujah party.
Sid: So you didn’t realize that God was speaking to you specifically; you thought it was almost like over a PA system God was saying to everyone “You’re all healed.”
Vickie: Right and since I heard them and they all have ears to hear and I figured they heard the same thing that I heard. And really they were jumping up with joy over what occurred for me and for Kathryn’s attendant came up and took us immediately from that room and took us down from the main auditorium right on stage to be with Kathryn.
Sid: What do you remember… Were you walking at that point or was your father still carrying you?
Vickie: I was running at that point Sid; I was running. I was so excited over everything operating and working and everything being perfectly whole. The limbs straight, everything, everything that did not work; the shaking the nervousness you know from the pain that made my body literally shake and vibrate. Everything was perfectly perfect.
Sid: So you went running on the stage and what’s the first thing you remember?
Vickie: Well, I remember running past the long line of people and I remember when I got up towards the stage they talked to my parents for a few minutes. Then right away they took us on and I remember Kathryn gliding across the stage. I remember feeling the presence of God so strong that I could hardly stand. And before she could get to me to even touch me she wanted to talk to me and say something. I just ended up on the floor. The power of God hit me and when He touched me I went down in the Spirit and I know that she had said; she wanted me brought to her. And you know just bring that child to me; she wanted me near hear. As she came across and came near me I went down.
Sid: Okay, I have to ask you a couple of questions. What did the doctors tell your parents exactly in reference to your condition?
Vickie: They told my parents from the last time that I was in the hospital when they sent me home they said “There was nothing more than they could do.”
Sid: How long did they expect you to live?
Vickie: Only a few weeks; I had only a couple of weeks or a few weeks they said.
Sid: Okay, next question “All your organs had shut down you could not eat; how was your eating? Did you have a meal that night?”
Vickie: After I was healed I had a meal for the first time.
Sid: Any problem?
Vickie: No; none, whatsoever.
Sid: How did you sleep that night?
Vickie: Fabulous, I slept all night. Everything when God touched me He touched everything; He left nothing undone.
Sid: Vickie, we’re out of time. Vickie has written a book with the key of how people can walk in that realm. Will find out about it tomorrow.