Joni Eareckson Tada

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Birthday
15, 1949
Birthplace
Maryland
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
15, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
Maryland

About

Evangelical writer and radio personality known for her Christian-themed books on the subject of people with disabilities. Her titles include Choices...Changes, A Step Further, and When God Weeps.

Before Fame

At the age of seventeen, she suffered a diving accident that left her a quadriplegic. She later published a memoir detailing her physical and emotional rehabilitation in the years following the life-changing incident.

Trivia

She established Joni and Friends, a Christian foundation catering to the spiritual needs of disabled people.

Family Life

She and her husband Ken married in the early 1980s and settled in Calabasas, California.

Associated With

Like Superman actor Christopher Reeve, she became disabled as the result of a sporting accident.