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Our Dear Friend, Joni



Our Dear Friend, Joni

"Her faith is strong, her heart is pure, and for over 40 years she has lived with grace and dignity as a quadriplegic. Her name is Joni Eareckson Tada, and on today’s classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviewed her in 2010 to discuss her battle with cancer. It's a tender conversation that will uplift your spirit and provide courage as only God can do.

About Today's Guest: Dr. Ben Carson

Joni Eareckson Tada is an esteemed Christian stateswoman and respected global disability advocate. Her story began when a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic. She emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others with disabilities. She serves as the CEO of Joni and Friends, a Christian organization which provides programs and services for thousands of special needs families around the world. In 2022, Joni celebrated 40 years on the air with her daily radio broadcast, which offers encouragement to those who suffer and are living with a handicap. President Ronald Reagan appointed her to the National Council on Disability, and she was reappointed by President George H.W. Bush. The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and signed into law during her tenure on the council. Joni is the author of many books, including "Joni," which tells her unforgettable story, along with "Where’s My Miracle?," "Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty," and "Glorious Intruder: God’s Presence in Life’s Chaos." She is also an accomplished artist and served as general editor of the Beyond Suffering Bible, a special edition published by Tyndale for people with disabilities. Joni and her husband, Ken, reside in Calabasas, California." from video introduction



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