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Diana Mood

Diana MoodYes, that’s me around 1974, and that’s my friend, Diana Mood – why does she still inspire me to this day? Well, right after I broke my neck, she lived out John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.” Diana was a constant companion when I was in the hospital recovering from my spinal cord injury – she even took a semester away from college so she could be a candy-striper in my hospital (that way, she could help me more).

When I graduated from rehab, Diana continued to help me adjust to my new life in a wheelchair. She even convinced me to sign up for classes at the University of Maryland (she found notetakers to assist me, and other helpers to meet me in the cafeteria). In short, she became the gospel to me, showcasing what John 15:13 should look like in everyday life. Diana taught me that normal Christian service is sacrificial service. And that’s why she ranks under “People Who Inspire Me!”