Joni Eareckson Tada, of Joni and Friends, International Disability Center, headquartered in Aquora Hills, California, has announced she is facing breast cancer. In this announcement, Joni further shows her commitment to service in stating,
"...now I have a chance to truly empathize and journey alongside, affirming that God's grace is always sufficient for whatever the disease or disability."
Joni and Friends is a ministry mainly providing wheelchairs to people in need worldwide, disability awareness and education, and radio programs.
Joni's online update this week further stated that,
"I will be undergoing tests the rest of this week, after which, I will have surgery on the afternoon of Monday, June 28th. Please pray that the upcoming tests, surgery and subsequent treatment will be successful (thankfully, my quadriplegia has no bearing on either the surgery or the treatment; I'm like any other woman with breast cancer -- I simply want to focus my energies on getting better)."