Butterfly Circus with Nick Vujicic

This is a wonderful short film featuring Nick Vujicic born in Australia without arms and legs, who plays the main character, Will. Beginning his journey in a sideshow carnival act as the "Limbless Man," Will encounters Mr. Mendez, the famous showman for his renowned, "Butterfly Circus." What others see as a "defect," Mr. Mendez sees as beauty in each one of his performers, causing them each to emerge from their own cocoon. Mr. Mendez encourages Will to discover his own abilities and reach his full potential, "The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph!" Nick's fan page can be ...[Read more]

carly- autism angel

This is an amazing video about a girl who was diagnosed as "severely autistic" and "mentally retarded" but because of her parent's relentless dedication, they experience breakthrough in Carly's silent, secret world... ...[Read more]

kyla-chosen to be my daughter

submitted by Kyla's mother, Timi Kyla is my daughter. At 3 months old, she was diagnosed with 8P- Syndrome (A rare chromosomal disorder involving deletion of the short arm (p) of chromosome 8 resulting in various abnormalities), with a deletion designation of 23.1. Kyla was born with a congenital heart defect of a complete atrial and ventricular septal defects, skeletal malformations- diagnosed at 2 years of age, and focal cortical dysplasia (a congenital birth defect that stems from abnormal brain development in an unborn child) diagnosed at 5 years. At 3 months old, having only the ...[Read more]

Welcome to Holland

A brilliant poem, performed brilliantly. This poem is an excellent way for parents of a special needs child to get across how they feel to others. ...[Read more]

How God Uses Sam to Change an Entire Church

How God Uses Sam to Change an Entire Church (and a 12 year old girl) Story Submitted by Nancy and Anne Meador Edited by Kara Ferris Nancy- Our forever connection to Joni and Friends Family Retreats began when our daughter, Anne was 12 - almost 6 years ago. I was looking for ways for us to serve as a mom/daughter team and I have long wanted my daughter to feel comfortable around others whose lives are touched with disabilities. I also wanted her to grow up not thinking that she was the center of the universe. So, we volunteered for our local Joni and Friends Chapter in Oregon at the ...[Read more]

Stories of Hope and New Life from Across the World

I’ve recently learned about an organization called, “Partners International” which partners with many missionary minded ministries, some of which happen to work with people with disabilities. They sent me these two stories to share with our iamviable readers. For safety reasons, names have been changed and locations undisclosed. I am so excited to get our first International stories and I'm looking forward to many more! Stories of Hope and New Life By Partners International President Jon Lewis This is a tale of two citizens. Both were born with disabilities, but their life stories ...[Read more]

joseph-look into my eyes

A week before Christmas, I got an email from a gal who will be with us on our team as we go into Ghana in April with Joni's, Wheels for the World program. She was simply sending Christmas greetings. We began a conversation via email and she mentioned in one of her notes that her son has cerebral palsy so I told her about iamviable and also slipped it in that she may even want to share her son's story. A few days later, in came the story, which I thought would be perfect for Christmas. Over 2000 years ago, Jesus could be found in a manger, where might we find Him today? Story written by ...[Read more]