On May 21, 2012, seventeen-year-old, Abby Marsh, was enjoying a truck ride out with three friends. The roads were slick and when the truck slid off the road and resulted in an accident, Abby broke her fifth cervical vertebrae which pinched her spinal cord against her sixth cervical vertebrae and resulted in paralysis. Through a challenging journey those initial months in the hospital to adjusting to a new normal with her physical abilities, Abby was confronted what life looked like to follow God. Nearly five years later, Abby's joy in God and enthusiasm for life is evident in our conversation together. She is going to school for graphic design and works as a graphic design intern in her church. Toward the end of our time together, you'll get to hear about her latest and exciting move in autonomy and independence. Hope shines through Abby's story in big ways!
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
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