The Miraculous Story of Charlie Wedemeyer

When I was in high school, the coach of one of our top rival high school football teams, Los Gatos High, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. When our marching band would head out to the field, we would go past the golf cart that Charlie began using shortly after his diagnosis and sitting by his side was his wife, Lucy. When Charilie was diagnosed with ALS, he was given one year to live but that was only a doctor’s diagnosis. Our God is capable of the miraculous. Charlie continued to coach for many, many years with Lucy at his side who began reading his lips and speaking for him when he no longer had a voice to speak for himself. More than 30 years later, Charlie and Lucy’s story continues to be one of hope, unconditional love, faith, perseverance and miracles, many, many miracles.

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Kara Ferris is the Executive Director and editor of Wife. Mom of 3. Lover of people. Connoisseur of espresso. Master of Crazy Hair. Heart that beats for Jesus. Passion for those with disabilities, bringing honor, value and raising awareness of God’s intent and purposes for EVERY life. Blessed beyond imagination.


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  1. That was an amazing and inspiring story, thanks for sharing.

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