Nurse at Navicent Health helps homeless man get back on his feet

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Louis Walker’s life changed the day he got diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

“I had to quit the job because I couldn’t really perform the duties that the job called for,” Walker said.

He was a truck driver for Habitat for Humanity.

“I lost my apartment up there behind having no job,” he said.

Walker left Atlanta and decided to come back home to Macon. He stayed at the Salvation Army.

While there, Walker’s heart condition got worse, so he had to get triple bypass surgery. He went to Navicent Health for the surgery and it was there where he met the woman who would change his life, Mrs. Dale Sayler, Registered Nurse for Navicent Health’s Healthy Communities.

“I knew that Mr. Walker could not take care of his diagnosis without having a place to live, so we began the process of filling out applications specifically to St. Paul,” Sayler said.

After waiting for many months for Walker to get accepted to live there, Sayler decided one day to take matters into her own hands.

“I said Louis get ready because I’m fixin’ to come pick you up and we went to all that places that we needed to go to get information that was needed,” she said. “We went to St. Paul.”

Walker was excited.

“All of a sudden the lady gave me an apartment number and said this is gonna be your apartment,” he said.

Walker said he was in shock, but grateful for Sayler helping him.

“You know it take a lot of stress off you when you got somewhere to go lay your head, ” he said.

Walker said since he’s lived in his own place, his health has gotten better and he says its all thanks to Sayler.

“If it wasn’t for her, I don’t know where I’d be today. You know, I don’t know. I needed help and she was there to help me,” Walker said.

And Slayer continues to be there for Walker. No matter what it is, Sayler said she’s got his back.

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