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Real Questions.
Real Answers.

Joni and Friends Ministry Podcast

We're answering real questions about disability and finding hope beyond suffering. Whether you are personally impacted or you‘re looking for practical ways to encourage and include someone with special needs in your community or church, you are not alone!

Join our host Crystal Keating each week as she sits down with one or two special guests who have encountered real challenges and persevered. Hear honest stories of hope, find encouragement for your own challenges, and learn how you can better embrace and support people impacted by disability and other chronic conditions.

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Discovering a New Community Through Disability

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Discovering a New Community Through Disability

Nicole Pollastrini is back to the podcast! Last episode, Nicole shared how her daughter’s unexpected diagnosis of Down syndrome impacted her family. Today she’s talking about the community she found through her daughter’s special needs. The diagnosis of disability for Sage opened Nicole’s world to new people facing similar challenges. This...
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My Baby Has Down Syndrome

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Crystal is talking with Nicole Pollastrini, a wonderful mama to three kids. When Nicole and her husband first decided to grow their family, they never considered that their daughter Sage might be born with a disability. Listen as Nicole walks through the thoughts...
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When You Hear the Words “You Have Cancer”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer sometime during her lifetime.* Today Crystal is talking with Amy Brands, a young woman for whom this topic hits very close to home. As a busy 34-year-old mother...

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About Our Host

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Crystal Keating has been part of Joni and Friends for 5 years helping Joni Eareckson Tada answer thousands of calls, letters, and messages about disability, chronic illness, and holding fast to the hope we have in Christ through life’s greatest hardships. She is also a graduate student studying marriage and family counseling.

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