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How a Wheelchair Has Taken Me Places I Never Dared to Imagine

“When everything around me was changing, I knew that God wasn’t going to change. Without that truth, I don’t know where I would be today.”

Jenny Smith was a typical teenager—a gymnast who loved makeup, played in a band, and was active in her church youth group. But at 16 years old, she sustained a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the chest down. Now relying on others for her most basic needs, privacy and independence seemed like things of the past. But Jenny refused to give up, and over time she discovered that a wheelchair could take her places she’d never dared to imagine. This week on the podcast, listen as Jenny shares how you can live the impossible, even when life doesn’t go as planned.


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In Live the Impossible, with foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada, Jenny shares about her life with paralysis, from everyday details to the many people who have impacted her along the way. With honesty, humor, and faith, she shows how you can live the impossible, even when life doesn’t go as planned.

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