June 2015 AAOO of the month : Joni Earekson Tada

This month, we are having Joni Earekson Tada as our AAOO. Here’s why:

On 30th June 1967 in Maryland USA, 17 year old Joni, born October 15th 1949, was with her friends at the beach celebrating the fact that they would be going to college soon. Joni took a deep breath and dived into the sea without realising that she had jumped into a very shallow pool. That was the last moment she could ever run, walk or move her neck and hands. Ever since, she has been paralysed from the neck down. Despite the pain of love and dreams she experienced, she trusted God. Now, she paints amazing paintings with her mouth, started an organisation called Joni and Friends which helps disabled people around the world and has been to many places meeting important, giving speeches and conferences and so much more.

Luke 1 :37

For with God, nothing is impossible.

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