Jesus lauded the friends of the sick man because they made sure he got to the Great Physician. The single most important part of healing is love that carries sick people to Jesus. These were friends in deed not just friends in name. They had to go out of their way to get the guy and take him to Jesus.
The research we did with parents of kids with a disability discovered something that many of us might have guessed but did not really know for sure. Parents with a disabled child have a lot of appointkments:
One of the greatest needs is for someone to volunteer to take Mom and Child to these places. Just think, we wouldn't even have to tear the roof off to get them an appointment.