“The shock, the disease, and the pain medication left me vulnerable and confused. All I thought was, I am as helpless as a turtle turned over on its shell. My entire body was weak; my mind was scrambled.
When I was admitted to the hospital, my first room was in the hospice section. What has happened to me? Am I going to die?”
“Why me? I fought these words that wanted to strangle my thoughts. I knew that God was stronger. Though I wanted to fight back, or at least bargain with Him, I knew I would be fighting a losing battle. God would do what He wanted with my life.”
“By March, I didn’t know how I would manage when I got home. I was not walking, could stand only for a minute and a half by grasping bars, and still needed assistance turning myself in bed.”
“My journey began by accepting that I would never walk again. As with those suffering from addictions, I first had to acknowledge my condition. I didn’t dwell on what I didn’t have. Instead, I concentrated on what I did have. Determination. I was being trained to work within my limitations. I had to conquer my obstacles.”
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.