We gave our friend a special necklace given to us by Joni Eareckson Tada. This
necklace was designed by a lady named Tracy, who suffered from a car accident while
attending Baylor several years ago. The necklace displays the image of a deer
described in Isaiah 35:6, and our friend is wearing it with joy. He didn't even want to remove the necklace tag. I imagine he will
wear it every day.
In February, we had the privilege of being a part of the Global Access Conference hosted by Joni and Friends. It was tremendous. There were so many amazing aspects of the conference. One of these highlights was being able to eat lunch with Joni Eareckson Tada and her husband, Ken.
This year's talent show and art exhibit for individuals with disabilities was beautiful. Individuals danced, sang, played instruments and spoke about their inner strength. The paintings, crafts, calligraphy and other artwork were stunning.
One of the best ways to improve the quality of life for individuals
with disabilities and their families is through caregiving training and encouragement. Today's focus was caregiving for physical disabilities, especially Cerebral palsy. Additionally, we provided activities for the kids.