March 2015

A Carwash like You've Never Seen!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 30, 2015
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Rising Tide Car WashMost adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum possess a keen attention to detail, and a fascination with repetitious actions. Some might count these as 'faults,' but not at this carwash! Employees with autism are giving this place of business a real competitive edge. Just watch!

Brand New: Joni and Friends Throw Blanket

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 25, 2015
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  • What's New in Our Store

Joni and Friends Throw BlanketOur cozy, new plush throw in “Joni blue” has a mink touch feel, trimmed with matching binding – the softest fleece ever! You’ll want to use it at sporting events, outdoor picnics, or simply to stay warm when it’s chilly outside. Tell your friends about the ministry of Joni and Friends - the embroidered logo is a great conversation starter! Visit the Joni and Friends store to order.

Thank you for having a Heart for the Disabled!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 25, 2015
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Kempton Turner FamilyEvery year, I ask radio listeners to join our “Heart for the Disabled” project by sending cards and gifts to five special needs families. Well, on February 14, each of these families was surprised with a big box at their front door full of your letters, drawings, poems, gift cards, stuffed animals—and encouragement...

Dear Future Mom... Life with Down Syndrome

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 16, 2015
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Dear Future Mom...When an expectant mother hears the words "Your child may have Down syndrome," her heart and mind are flooded with thoughts and emotions … Thoughts such as, "Will my child live?" or "How are we going to care for a special needs child?" But the one question just about any expectant mother of a child with Down syndrome will ask is, "What kind of life will my child have?" Clouded by fears of the unknown, cultural stigma, and family pressures, many mothers struggle to make...

Thank You for Giving Children a Life-Changing Gift

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 12, 2015
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  • Wheels For The World

Alejandro and his parentsWhen Alejandro was born with a disability, his parents fell to their knees in despair. In their country of Cuba, poverty presses down hard and medical help is scarce. Wheelchairs for a child like Alejandro are rare – scarcely available and impossible to afford...

Good News for the Down Syndrome Community

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 3, 2015
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Joni and JosiahAmerican women choose to terminate pregnancies between 50 and 85 percent of the time after receiving a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, according to a study published in 2012 – recently, however, Republicans in the Ohio state legislature announced they will introduce...