Jennifer at Family Retreat

  • Feb. 3, 2018
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As I think back on a recent Joni and Friends Family Retreat, I’m always amazed at the way families are touched. 

This is Joni Eareckson Tada. As I think back on a recent Joni and Friends Family Retreat, I’m always amazed at the way families are touched. I can’t help but get tears in my eyes even now as I recall watching little thirteen-year-old Jennifer, spinal cord injured at a high level and with a ventilator lifted on top of a horse. It was incredible watching Jennifer, totally paralyzed, breathing through her ventilator and riding a horse. There was a volunteer carrying the ventilator machine alongside while several other volunteers man-handled Jennifer making sure she was secure in the saddle. And you should have seen the smile on her face! Hope was given to Jennifer as well as parents, caregivers, and children watching. There was a new excitement! At Family Retreats, so many families are given hope and come to Christ. So visit joniandfriends.org to find out more and see how you can get involved.

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