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Episodes for Teenagers Who Are Physically Suffering

It's hard enough just figuring out how to be a teen. When you add in physical suffering, it's easy to feel alone, angry, and discouraged. At Heal Ministry, we want you to know that not only is God good amidst your suffering, you're also not alone. We hope the following conversations we've had with teenagers like you can help you find hope for the amazing future God has for you.


Sara Willoughby (author SG Willoughby) shares her journey through her chronic illnesses of Lyme Disease, multiple chemical sensitivities, and mold poisoning. As a teenager, she wrote the book "He's Making Diamonds: a Teen's Thoughts on Faith Through Chronic Illness," and she founded the Making Diamonds Conference for chronic illness warriors.

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Haven Faith Shepherd lives life with no legs, but she says if that's the worst thing she has going on in her life, it's not that big of a deal. Even though her story has an intense beginning, God has claimed her as His own from the start, and she lives a full and vibrant life of redemption. Born in Vietnam as the result of an affair, her biological parents believed the only way for them to be together was to commit suicide as a family. Strapping bombs to themselves and holding Haven, the bombs exploded and Haven was thrown 25 feet away, losing her legs in the process. An American family later saw her in an orphanage and knew she was meant to be a part of her family. Growing up in the US, Haven now is a part of Team USA for swimming and is a Paralympic hopeful for 2021. Listen in and be encouraged that no trauma is beyond God's reach and His goodness overshadows what we often perceive with the naked eye.


Progressive. Degenerative. No cure. Those are the words that most people fear to hear spoken over their lives, and they are the words Katerina has grappled with since her diagnosis with CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth Disease) four years ago. In this episode Katerina shares how God has changed her heart and perspective after being diagnosed with a progressive disease at 18 years old.

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