Joni Eareckson Tada Extended Interview

“I think I’m doing everything I can. I’m being as a good a steward of my body as I possibly can to ensure that I’ll come out the other end cancer free. That would be a blessing.” Watch more of our interview with Joni Eareckson Tada about her two-year-long battle with breast cancer.

  • KathyTreu

    What an encouragement this interview was to me today!

  • Pat Baer

    Joni Eareckson Tada is a courageous hero the world needs to hear. She is a voice every person; man, woman, disabled and able-bodied individual can learn from. We can all be encouraged by her self-less and authentic faith. Her challenges continue to bring life and hope to all who choose to listen.

  • Mira

    Joni – I love you for your heart, too. Speaking and living for God as a quadriplegic you serve god by magnifying His reality to suffering people in this spiritually cynical world we are living in. You give hope to others suffering by your genuineness and faith walk. This week a 29 year old formerly athletic young woman, met me for counseling. After hearing her story though her tears, of a severe infection around her spinal cord, coding 3 times followed by a stroke, I told her that someone (God) really wants her here. I recommended she look you up online and get to know you through your talking about your journey. I thank our amazing God for you and your faith-walk in public. I agree wholeheartedly with Pat Baer’s comments, above.

  • Pastor Dave

    Joni is about my age and I have admired her since early in my ministry in the late 1970′s. Her movie was quite a sensation. To see her again on this luminous interview was refreshing. I can’t count the number of times I have shared her story in my sermons over the years. Her story was preceded (On Religion and Ethics Newsweekly) by a story of how people are leaving the church because of its hypocracy. I wept when I saw her authentic faith, radiant faith, shine in the midst of her battle with cancer. God bless her husband who loves her “heart” and may Joni’s witness spread the live our Risen Lord Jesus so abundantly offers.