Category «coping with disability»

Grace Experienced By Jessica Kennedy

A thorn is placed in Paul’s side. He asks God to remove it three times. My thorn was ventilator-dependence and quadriplegia. In contrast to Paul, I rejected that His grace was sufficient and asked far more than three times for the thorn to be removed. God’s Will & Grace or Jessica’s Will? Upon waking from …

How Ventilator-Dependent Jessica Kennedy is Able to Speak

How Ventilator-Dependent Jessica Kennedy Speaks Can you imagine always having to wait a few minutes before you can speak? Learn about how people who are ventilator-dependent like Jessica Kennedy struggle to speak. Many people can’t speak or speak clearly due to a stroke, a debilitating illness, birth defect, T B I (traumatic brain injury) or …

Jessica Kennedy’s Journey to Accepting Being Disabled

  Happiness regardless of being disabled required accepting my disabilities.  Discovery of who I was after the stroke and acceptance of my disabilities was a long journey. I couldn’t have done it without God and His promise of eternal salvation. Prior to my stroke, I believed in God, but that was about it. Even Satan …