We are a ministry that equips individuals with disabilities with new skills and friendships so that they may enjoy success and self-advocacy. Our goal is to help individuals achieve a goal of independence and self worth.
When I was born, my parents assumed I would have an ordinary life.
But God has bigger plans for me.
When I was 2 years old, I was hit by a car. My parents were told that if I lived, I would be completely dependent on them for the rest of my life.
As you can see, I am very much alive, even though I was left paralyzed and with a traumatic brain injury. That event began a journey that my parents were not prepared for, but God has been with our family each day showing the way. God says, He has every day planned, before we are born. At the time, the accident seemed tragic, but because of it, I have been given opportunities to encourage others who face challenges. God had not taken His eyes off me, but He was giving me a “platform” to tell others how much they are loved by God and that He has a wonderful life planned for them.
Randy and Friends was founded by me, and my mother, so others may recognize or see their gifts and share them with others. Our challenges are just ways to give us unique opportunities.
I live independently, have a job, serve in my church, serve on 3 Boards. I am here to encourage others to trust God to use their life.