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Finding Abundance by Reframing Rain

Finding Abundance by Reframing Rain

Before, my life abounded with adventure and unique experiences. One day changed everything. November 12, 2004, started out as a normal day. Up before dawn, I made breakfast and headed to a teacher in-service training. Unbeknownst to me, those would be the last pain-free hours I would ever have. A mass radiation accident burned my eyes, face, neck, and hands creating a before and after fulcrum in my life.

After the accident, my once active life looks radically different. I live with unceasing and worsening pain, extreme light sensitivity, and decreasing vision. The burns keep my body confined within the walls of my home 95 percent of the time.

While walls may contain my body, over time, I realized walls don’t limit or contain my prayers.

Finding Abundance While Navigating an Intellectual Disability and Cancer

Finding Abundance While Navigating an Intellectual Disability and Cancer

Jodie seriously questioned how “life to the full” could be true for her 13-year-old son with a worsening intellectual disability. As she wrestled with the unfairness of Daniel’s situation, she asked God for future courage and comfort amid the unknown path.

God heard her prayer and Jodie felt His comfort in the difficult days that followed as Daniel underwent three brain surgeries that led to a brain cancer diagnosis.

Surprisingly, it was through Daniel’s roller coaster of a cancer journey that he has shown Jodie what Jesus’ life to the full really looks like.

Read more of Jodie and Daniel’s story.