In preparation for first Holy Communion, Cheyne attended a retreat at the Heart of Jesus Retreat Center.  He was in a wheelchair. He was diagnosed with a progressive disease for which there is no cure.  His legs were very painful, “On a scale of 1 to 10, it is a 32,” he said.

Sister Teresa asked Cheyne if he would like to wear a medal that was touched to Sister Ida’s grave and together they would ask for Sister Ida’s intercession.  Cheyne was happy to receive the medal!

The following year, Cheyne’s mother brought him to the First Communion retreat of his younger sister.  Cheyne was briskly walking along!  His mother said that three weeks after he started wearing the medal touched to Sister Ida’s grave his pain level went to zero; Cheyne could walk unassisted, which was completely impossible before, and he even went snow skiing! His doctors cannot explain the drastic change.