Kelly Lynn Adams

036: Chronic Illness was Her Hidden Blessing with Kelly Lynn Adams

By lifewitharwen / April 13, 2021 /

While working 80+ hours each week, Kelly Lynn Adams’ body was literally breaking down. The red flags were there, but she wasn’t listening. When her body finally gave way, her doctor had no choice but to send her to the ER due to severe dehydration, fever and malnutrition. She spent the next two days in…

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Truly Mattered-Rakel Chafir

035: After Losing So Much, She Discovered What Truly Mattered with Rakel Chafir

By lifewitharwen / April 6, 2021 /

Rakel Chafir was 8 months pregnant with her second child and the height of her fitness and coaching career, when one morning she woke up and realized she had completely lost her voice. The vocal polyps that had emerged left her with one option for treatment during her pregnancy – no talking whatsoever, until she…

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Arwen Becker

034: Experiencing Joy is Worth the Risk with Arwen Becker

By lifewitharwen / March 30, 2021 /

At 10 years old, Arwen Becker was thrilled to have the very rare opportunity to jump off the high dive after swimming practice. As she waited on the top step for her teammate to jump, she lost her footing and fell onto the concrete 15 feet below. The entire swimming class screamed in horror at…

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Wendy Posillico

033: Unconventional Path to Life with Wendy Posillico

By lifewitharwen / March 23, 2021 /

On the day that 40-year-old Wendy Posillico was ready to undergo her in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, she was stunned when the doctor asked if she had considered finding an egg donor. Heartbroken and devastated by his doubt in the viability of her own eggs, she asked his top RN, “Why am I doing this…

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Eric Hodgdon

032: A Sherpa Named Zoi with Eric Hodgdon

By lifewitharwen / March 16, 2021 /

After losing his 15-year-old daughter to suicide, Eric Hodgdon found himself screaming, “Oh my god, Zoi, I’m so sorry. I cannot believe that I did not help you in some way.” Suddenly, it felt as if Zoi was sitting next to him. She said, “Dad, cut it out. I’m okay.” He froze, said, “Oh, my…

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Kelsey Chapman

031: Not Defined by Her OCD with Kelsey Chapman

By lifewitharwen / March 9, 2021 /

When Kelsey Chapman was diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), she understood that her feelings wouldn’t go away just because she wanted them to. She needed to work ruthlessly to address this problem and set extreme boundaries. Why? Without them, she’d go back to feeling every wall in her house before going to bed and…

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Arwen Becker

030: Miracle within Life and Death with Arwen Becker

By lifewitharwen / March 2, 2021 /

One Sunday morning while travelling to church, Arwen’s path crossed with another that desperately needed help. She noticed a tiny animal in the middle of the road and immediately knew what she had to do. With her love for animals, a degree in zoology and several years of experience at a wildlife rehabilitation center, Burg…

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Kelly Haney

029: Hard Work and Belief Defeated Ulcerative Colitis with Kelly Haney

By lifewitharwen / February 23, 2021 /

As she weighed in at 84 pounds, new mother and wife, Kelly Haney was too sick for life-saving ulcerative colitis surgery. After being in the hospital for weeks at a time, fighting for her life, the large doses of immunosuppressant drugs helped stabilize her enough to go home, but this 29-year-old would not accept that…

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Molly Dare Hillenbrand

028: Lyme Disease Wasn’t Stronger than Her Will with Molly Dare Hillenbrand

By lifewitharwen / February 16, 2021 /

Tick bites at summer camp led 12-year-old Molly Dare Hillenbrand’s entire body to be ravaged with a severe case of Lyme Disease. She lived in debilitating pain for a year, barely able to speak at times, and trying several medications until the doctors eventually began treating her intravenously. This treatment meant she would spend most…

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Kara Jones

027: God is Awesomer than Cancer with Kara Jones

By lifewitharwen / February 9, 2021 /

When Kara Jones’ daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, she sat curled up in the fetal position the entire night, cried and prayed. They had no money to pay for treatment, limited knowledge of what might work, and had no choice but to put their faith in God. Over the 2.5 years,…

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