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The Lionheart Spirit: Redemption and Hope

When disability strikes unexpectedly and the plans you’ve made for your life are suddenly interrupted, how do you hold on to hope? Where do you find courage to face your new reality?

Three years ago, while musician David Francisco was riding his bike, he was hit by a distracted driver and suffered a spinal cord injury. When it seemed he might be facing permanent paralysis, David thought he had lost everything: mobility, a career in music, even the opportunity to have a relationship. But he chose to trust God and make the most of his new reality.

Now, three years following his accident, David has regained strength, found love, and just released a new song called Lionheart. Listen today as David and his wife Kristi share their incredible story of redemption and hope!

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David recently sat down with Joni Eareckson Tada to talk about courage, hope in the midst of real challenges, and his brand-new song, Lionheart. Watch their inspiring conversation and see a clip of David playing his new song.

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