My name is Geormie Yanoc. I believe all things work together for good, even trials. We must only put our trust in Jesus to find assurance. You will be surprised how Jesus is transforming you and working in your life. The fact is, we all have disabilities. That’s why we need a savior. There’s a reason for everything that happens in our life. This is my story.
As a child being born with a disability, it is really hard. I was born prematurely at only 7 months. I grew up to have deformed feet. Plus, thin and weak arms and legs made it difficult for me to walk. I needed surgery, but it was unattainable. I started going to school late due to my disability. In school, I was bullied by my classmates. They said I walked like a drunkard, and they called me a cripple. I cried, knowing that everything they said was true. I began to question myself. “Why am I like this?” I wondered. The discrimination continued until I reached grade 5, but that was when my journey with faith began.
God transformed my life and my family. When I was in grade 10 I became a member of the Handclasp Program at LCP where they arranged for me to receive massage therapy. They even helped me with my school needs. With the help of Rhonda and Joel Jurasinski from Cast Your Nets Ministry, they scheduled my surgery at Tebow Cure Hospital, and my prayers were answered. A few months after I graduated High School in 2018, I was admitted for the surgery and came out successful.
LCP invited me to live in the Independent Living Boys Dorm to be near therapy, and next year, I plan to enroll in college as an LCP scholar. Currently, I am going to LCP every day to receive physical therapy. Even though it is painful, I know it is for my own good. I now can walk without assistance, and I am getting stronger every day. I know God has big plans for my life, and my story will be able to inspire others. Please support the LCP Health Program and Shelter Programs to help more people like me!
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