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Why Cutbacks in Disability Services Matter

  • By: Steve Bundy
  • May 15, 2015
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A man with Down Syndrome tends a gardenAs the father of a child with developmental disabilities, I am grateful to live in a country founded on Judeo-Christian values that upholds the inherent dignity and worth of all people, including those with disabilities. Through a variety of residential and social services, our nation has helped maintain quality of life for many with disabilities who simply desire to be a part of their communities and function like others in society. This is why I am deeply concerned over Governor Brown's revised budget proposal and the declining funding and support in California for those with developmental disabilities. Over the years, funding in California...

Amazing Advancements in SCI Treatment

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 23, 2015
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X-ray of a human skeletonAlmost every month, there seem to be new advancements in spinal cord injury cure/treatment. A man with a completely severed spinal cord has walked again with the help of some cells from his nose. After a knife attack, Darek Fidyka, a 38-year-old Bulgarian, was paralyzed from the chest down for four years. Scientists from Britain and Poland took stem cells from his nasal passages, transplanted them into his back and 're-grew'...

A Little Girl's Dream Comes True

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 10, 2015
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Cammy and Duncan KeithLittle Cammy was born with Rett syndrome, a rare and severe neurological disorder that left her unable to walk or speak—which means she can’t play sports like most kids. But Cammy loves watching hockey, especially when...

California End-Of-Life Options Act

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 2, 2015
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California End-Of-Life Options ActEver since Brittany Maynard's well-publicized decision to end her life through assisted suicide, there have been a rash of assisted suicide bills being considered in state assemblies across the US. Even in my own state of California. It's why I am asking you to pray against the passage of SB 128 currently being considered by our state – many disability organizations are opposing this bill because disability advocates realize that it could open the door to abuses; after all, who's to say when a disabling condition is "terminal?" Many people with significant disabilities could feel pressure from their insurers, and others may feel it's their "duty to...

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!

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...

NRB: Warehousing the Elderly

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 26, 2015
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Warehousing the ElderlyBesides thanking radio station managers here at NRB, I'm doing lots of interviews – mainly on the assisted suicide bills which have been introduced into various state assemblies across the US. But here's another story I'm talking about. In the UK, the elderly and disabled are...

The Film A.D.

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 25, 2015
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A.D. The Bible ContinuesAlso while we are at NRB, we are hearing a lot about A.D. The Bible Continues – the series was filmed in Morocco and it will be premiered on NBC on Easter Sunday. It will cover what happened after Christ's death and resurrection – the film focuses on the disciples who then carry the gospel of Jesus into the world. Pray that God will use A.D. The Bible Continues to spark an interest in the hearts of viewers, causing...

Drop Box

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 24, 2015
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Joni comments on Drop BoxKen and I are hearing a lot of ‘chatter’ at NRB about the new film Drop Box – it is an extraordinary documentary filmed by Brian Ivie that depicts the ministry of Pastor Lee in South Korea. Pastor Lee rescues abandoned infants, and many of them have disabilities. His is an amazing work which has gained global attention. A few weeks ago, Pastor Lee visited the International Disability Center (pictured from the left are his...

National Religious Broadcasters' Convention

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 23, 2015
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NRB Convention

All this week Ken and I are at the NRB Convention in Nashville, TN – it is our one chance to meet personally with the many managers of Christian radio stations who air "Joni and Friends.” There are a lot of Christian programmers who are competing for air time on radio stations, so we are very grateful for the generous station managers who provide time to us per gratis. And don’t forget, you can always listen in to...

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