She was considered “unclean” and forced to stay away from others. This means for twelve years she had not had so much as a hug. She knew the risk of going out into public. If discovered she could have been stoned to death.
Yet her faith led her forward. She had heard of the Savior and the miracles He had already performed. She reached for the Savior with faith that He could heal her, and he did.
This is not so different than each of us. We spend our time on this earth apart from our heavenly home, longing for the company of our Father. We venture into the unknown with little more than hope that the Savior that He can heal our pains. Like this quiet sister we reach for Him, and catching hold of Him we too are healed.