ABC7 notes, “What Wilkerson and her dad didn’t know at the time was that Doty had previously been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and required surgery to remove his colon. He had only been back on duty a few months at the time of the stop.” Right then, Trooper Doty asked if he could pray for Geddis and his family. Instead of a ticket, Wilkerson and her father received grace and prayer.
What started as a routine traffic stop quickly turned into a powerful moment of prayer between a North Carolina state trooper, and a father who was undergoing treatment for cancer.
ABC7 News reports that earlier this year, Dr. Ashlye Wilkerson was driving back home from Duke University hospital in Durham, North Carolina when she was pulled over for speeding.
Dr. Wilkerson was driving her father, deacon Anthony Geddis, back from the hospital, where he was receiving chemotherapy for stage four colon cancer.
But after the trooper approached their car, deacon Geddis spoke up to try and protect his daughter.
Wilkerson told ABC7, “He was still a little weak because he had a treatment that day. He cleared his voice and said, ‘This is my baby girl, she’s driving me back home from treatment I had chemo.’”
Instantly, Trooper Jared Doty had a change of heart.