We're answering real questions about disability and finding hope beyond suffering. Whether you are personally impacted or you‘re looking for practical ways to encourage and include someone with special needs in your community or church, you are not alone! Join our host Crystal Keating each week as she sits down with one or two special guests who have encountered real challenges and persevered. Hear honest stories of hope, find encouragement for your own challenges, and learn how you can better embrace and support people impacted by disability and other chronic conditions. Subscribe and be inspired! Find all resources mentioned on the podcast at www.joniandfriends.org/podcast Joni and Friends was founded in 1979 by Joni Eareckson Tada who in a diving accident was left a quadriplegic at 17 years old. Ministry began as Tada, joined by friends around her kitchen table, responded to letters she received from people with disabilities in search of support. Over the past 40 years, the ministry has grown to serve thousands of people impacted by disability worldwide: Joni and Friends has delivered 150,000 wheelchairs and Bibles through Wheels for the World and provided Christian care to 63,000 special needs family members through Family Retreats. The organization also equips individuals and churches with disability ministry training and provides higher education courses through the Christian Institute on Disability. www.joniandfriends.org

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