Courage does not always make the front page of the newspaper. Every day each of us experiences hurdles we must overcome. Some are hardly noticed while others challenge us to become stronger than we ever thought we could be.
I wrote I Stand With Courage to share my story of hope. It is a story of an ordinary woman who experienced an extraordinary challenge.
I experienced this daunting challenge when I suddenly became paralyzed. It transformed my life. After I accepted my fate I began struggling daily to do the best I could despite my handicap. As I strived to better myself I gradually made progress until I was again standing, walking, and then driving.
My journey was unique to me, but I am not alone in tackling challenges. We all face challenges of varying degrees in our life. I had experienced what people often thought of as a miracle. Friends told me I was an inspiration to them. That’s when I realized sharing my journey might provide courage to others.
Was it a miracle, God-given determination, or both, that lifted Kathi from the paralysis that blindsided her, confining her to a wheelchair?
No one wants to face such a life-changing health crisis, but Kathi takes us on her journey of creating a new life with a disability. With a husband also hospitalized, she is alone in her battle. A rehab center becomes her home while she searches for strength of body—and mind.
See how acceptance, determination, and courage can overcome the challenges of everyday life. Reading about her progress, you realize she is just like you—an ordinary person who accepts and achieves the challenge to accomplish extraordinary feats, inspiring us by her power of faith and determination.