Making A Bit Of History
Standing With Hope:The Story and Mission
Sandra Twum (pictured above) checked in with her prosthetist on Wednesday.
Nothing unusual about that, except that her prosthetist, Beanie Ketcham and Gerald Deason were 6,000 miles away at Birmingham Limb and Brace in Alabama.
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Expert, Schmexpert. Who Cares?
Thirty years ago, a young woman struggled to wrap her mind around a hateful new reality following the horrific car accident she endured. As she fought for life, independence, and every footstep, others hoped for the best—but many secretly felt a promising career, voice, and life was prematurely shut down by trauma, pain, and disability. Gracie Parker... [Standing…]
Romance and Disability
Recently I spoke at a conference where I was introduced as an “expert in caregiving.”
I get that a lot—mostly because people don’t what to call me, so referring to a vernacular that connects, I am attributed expert status.
Thinking on that title, I remain conflicted. Certainly when it comes to caregiving for my wife, I am hands down the best... [Standing…]
A Conversation With Ken Tada
In Sickness and Health: Romance and Disability
Raising a family and keeping love alive in a marriage with a spouse who is constantly sick or in severe pain is an extreme challenge; one with many casualties. The divorce rate in couples with a disability in the family hovers around 90% and relationships with a disability or chronic medical... [Standing…]
Sandra Obenewa Twum Surgery (Age 10)
Special Valentine’s Day Episode of The Peter Rosenberger Show with Ken Tada. A caregiver for more than thirty years for his wife, Joni Eareckson-Tada, Ken shares his thoughts on Romance/Marriage when a spouse has a disability.
Ken and Peter reflect on the journey they’ve both had as caregivers. (The two men have 60+ years of caregiving... [Standing…]
This is an evaluation report from the teaching hospital in Accra for one of our patients, Sandra Twum (age 10). Time is of the essence, and we could use your help to sponsor this surgery. Although we don’t normally sponsor surgeries, we are committed to helping Sandra. Her leg is finished and ready to use, but this issue needs to be... [Standing…]
The Cross Before Me
Thirty years ago this month, Gracie Parker Rosenberger experience a horrific car accident that led to 78 operations, the amputation of both legs, non-stop searing pain …but also an amazing journey of seeing God’s purpose and faithfulness. One of the most poignant chapters in her book, this is the account of her waking up after being unconscious... [Standing…]
“Jesus, Only You Can Save Me Now!”
Click Below To Hear Gracie’s Interview on Peter’s Show (11/17/2013)
When catastrophic events occur, God often sends extraordinary people to help serve as sources of poignant life lessons. This story is about one of those remarkable individuals: a tiny, ancient nun who ignored the misguided demands of a teenager facing a lifetime of... [Standing…]
Veterans’ Day 2013
November 18, 1983, is a day that will always cause a bit of reflection for us. Gracie’s car accident that day changed her life forever, as well as the lives of so many others – and still more to come. As Gracie lay trapped in her car with her broken body and feeling the life literally draining from her – while staring into the fires... [Standing…]
An American Family
We Will Stand
During the summer of 2003, my husband, Peter, and I flew to Washington, DC for our first trip to one of the most famous hospitals in America. Senate majority leader, Bill Frist (TN) and Senator Rick Santorum from Pennsylvania invited us to speak and perform at a dinner hosted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee... [Standing…]
“You Might Be A Caregiver If ….”
Listen to Peter’s interview with the Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall discussing his father and mother from his book, GI Joe. You will love hearing the story of this inspiring American Family.
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One Weary Heart at a Time
“How can you laugh when you’ve served as a caregiver for nearly thirty years through all the brutal challenges that your family continues to endure?”
This was how a conversation started recently when talking to a woman caring for her aging parents. Continuing on, she stated, “I love to laugh and carry on, but when the topic comes to my family... [Standing…]
Life and Limb Bags
In my experience, I have discovered that the greatest issue caregivers struggle with is not insurance but rather assurance: they’re frightened, burned-out, and daily wondering if they will survive caring for their loved one. Drawing upon my own three-decade journey of leading my family through a medical nightmare, I decided to wade into this... [Standing…]
Team Leaves For Ghana On Thursday 9-19-2013
In addition to a prosthetic limb, each patient receives a Life and Limb Bag (we thought it was a clever name!). This nylon bag can be worn as a backpack, and contains hygiene materials for cleaning the new liners and sleeves …as well as the patient’s limb. Things such as anti-perspirant help keep the limb dry so that no blisters or... [Standing…]
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There are only a few days left to go, and a some of the team members need a bit more help with funds. By clicking the button below, you can help sponsor a team member – or sponsor a limb.
Take a moment to give the gift that keeps on walking! It’s just THAT easy!
During our team’s May trip, we not only treated patients, but set up... [Standing…]