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Faith and Disability AND World Travels (2012 UMM Homecoming)

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Shannon Fahey speaks on "Faith and Disability" (Part 1 of 3)

"Shannon Fahey (UMM '02 and former Resident Peer Minister at the Newman Center) speaks on "Faith and Disability" at the University of Minnesota, Morris Newman Catholic Center on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 (Part 1 of 3)."
Shannon Shares on "Faith & Disability" at a Morris Special Touch Chapter Gathering

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Host: Catholic Campus Ministry
Type: Education - Lecture
Network: Global
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Location: Newman Center
Street: 306 E 4th St
City/Town: Morris, MN
Phone: 3205891947

"Cry of a Heart"
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People and Pets: Common Diseases - Ataxia

"Ataxia is a movement disorder that is characterized by poor coordination of hand, speech and eye movements, and an unsteady and uncoordinated gait. This show discusses Ataxia in humans, as well as related neurological diseases that can afflict pets. Series: "People & Pets: Common Diseases" [3/2004] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 8551] "...
-What is Ataxia?
The word "ataxia", comes from the Greek word, " a taxis" meaning "without order or incoordination".
-How is Ataxia Diagnosed?
Diagnosis is based on a person's medical history, family history, and a complete neurological evaluation including an MRI scan of the brain. ...
-What are Common Symptoms?
Symptoms and time of onset very according to the type of ataxia. In fact there are often variations even within the same family with the same type of ataxia.

  • Definition By Mayo Clinic staff

  • "Ataxia describes a lack of muscle coordination during voluntary movements, such as walking or picking up objects. A sign of an underlying condition, ataxia can affect your movements, your speech, your eye movements and your ability to swallow....
  • The National Ataxia Foundation

  • Publications- The National Ataxia Foundation has an extensive catalog of free and for purchase publications to help you stay informed.
    =>Frequently Asked Questions About Ataxia, pdf format or online view
    Ataxia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "(from Greek α- [used as a negative prefix] + -τάξις [order], meaning "lack of order") is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of coordination of muscle movements. Ataxia is a non-specific clinical manifestation implying dysfunction of parts of the nervous system that coordinate movement, such as the cerebellum. Several possible causes exist for these patterns of neurological dysfunction. The term "dystaxia" is rarely used as a synonym...

    -Myasthenia gravis
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..(literally "serious muscle-weakness"; from Greek μύς "muscle", ἀσθένεια "weakness", and Latin gravis "serious"; abbreviated MG) is a neuromuscular disease leading to fluctuating muscle weakness and fatiguability. It is an autoimmune disorder, in which weakness is caused by circulating antibodies that block acetylcholine receptors at the post-synaptic neuromuscular junction,[1] inhibiting the stimulative effect of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Myasthenia is treated medically with cholinesterase inhibitors or immunosuppressants, and, in selected cases, thymectomy. At 200–400 cases per million it is one of the less common autoimmune disorders.[1]...

    Myasthenia Gravis

    "Feature speaker is Dr. Robert Pascuzzi, Chair of National Medical Scientific Board on Myasthenia Gravis "

  • NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page, from

  • " a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. The hallmark of myasthenia gravis is muscle weakness that increases during periods of activity and improves after periods of rest...
  • Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

  • " the only national volunteer health agency dedicated solely to the fight against myasthenia gravis. MGFA has over 30 Chapters around the United States serving patients and their families and caregivers through support groups and programs. Each chapter is independently operated, but each shares the vision of a world without MG...
  • Myasthenia gravis, from

  • "..There is no cure for myasthenia gravis, but treatment can help relieve signs and symptoms — such as weakness of arm or leg muscles, double vision, drooping eyelids, and difficulties with speech, chewing, swallowing and breathing. ..

    *see Bible



    The Bible says that laying on of hands on sick animals and on sick people to help heal them, was a common successful practice, in early times. Jesus often laid hands on people before healing them (Mark 6:5; Luke 4:40; 13:13). Paul laid hands on a sick person and he was healed (Acts 28:8). Jesus said concerning His followers, "they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well" (Mark 16:18). ..

  • Woman Claiming Scripture Passage Healed of Four Diseases By Barbara Cornick and Shannon Woodland The 700 Club
  • "..Says Welker, "She came with Addison’s disease and Sjogren’s, and she, during one of her hospitalizations, developed Myasthenia gravis, which was the most serious of the ones she had."
    Sue’s medication caused erratic mood swings and put more than 100 pounds on her petite frame. But that wasn’t the worst of her health problems. By 1993 she had contracted two more diseases: Lupus and Myasthenia gravis, which destroys muscle tissue.
    "I found myself totally paralyzed, unable to breathe, and on a ventilator in the hospital," she says.
    Sue Fallin and her familyBy 1994 Sue had been hospitalized at least 70 times. She couldn’t walk without a cane and often needed a wheelchair. And because Durwood got laid off twice in three years, the family had no way to pay over $10,000 in medical bills. On top of these struggles, doctors gave Sue the worst possible news. After 12 years in and out of hospitals, after 12 long years of suffering, it came down to this: Doctors sent Sue home to die.
    "I frankly told Sue and Durwood, 'It’s time to go home because we have nothing more to do. It’s time to gather your effects, gather your family, and say your good-byes,'" Dr. Welker recalls.
    "When he said to Sue that there’s nothing else we can do, I think that was hard on her and me as well," Durwood explains.
    "I would just cry out to God and I would just pray, 'O God, help me through this. This is so difficult,'" Sue says. "I would call out all of our struggles and I’d cry out to Him. He always came back with this one answer: 'I am.' That’s all. He would just say, 'I am.'"
    And that wasn’t the Lord’s last word for Sue.
    "I started praying daily as I always do, and God came back with a different message for ’95. It was, 'I’m faithful,'" she says. God was about to show Sue just how faithful He is. On August 11, 1995, Sue was watching television.
    "I turned on the news, and there was the woman in the Roe v. Wade abortion issue being baptized by the director of Operation Rescue," she says. "I thought, 'Lord, if You could put two bitter enemies in a baptismal pool together, You could heal me!' I didn’t realize that God was setting my mind up for a miracle."
    Then Sue’s friend Paul called her.
    "He said, 'I want you to think about God’s faithfulness and I want you to think about what it would be like to be totally well.' I got excited. I started reading in the Word all the miracles of a healing because I started thinking that Jesus had not changed. And when I got to the miracle of the woman in Mark 5, the woman with the issue of blood, if you read that verse it says, 'and the woman had an issue of blood for 12 years.' I thought, Hey, I’ve been sick 12 years. But it’s when she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, and I thought, Jesus, I need You to touch me."
    And as Sue was about to take her medicine, she clearly heard the Lord speak to her.
    Sue Fallin in a newspaper clipping"He said, 'Sue, don’t take your medicine.' I’d never tell someone to not take their medicine, but I do tell people to obey the voice of God. As I said, 'Yes, Lord,' and I stepped away, He healed me just like that. It was gone. I immediately got stronger. I laid down that cane. I started singing."
    That day Sue didn’t take her medication, and she hasn’t taken any since. Dr. Welker was skeptical but excited at the lab results.
    "We drew a lot of blood tests on our end, sent it to his laboratory in North Carolina, and had him analyze all this, and, indeed, all the antibodies that had been present during the course of her illness disappeared," says Welker. "They were totally gone. Sue, from a biochemical perspective, as well as from a physical perspective, was healed."
    "He never failed us through those difficult times of my severe physical problems--going to a wheelchair, not able to shop with the girls, using a cane," says Sue. "I still have my walking canes near the front door as a reminder as I walk out the door that I don’t need those canes anymore."
    Says Durwood, "Our whole family has really been changed through Sue’s healing. It gives you a deeper belief in God and helps you to understand that Jesus is real and active in our lives day by day."
    "So now God has given me a ministry of encouragement and hope," says Sue. Not that God’s going to heal everybody. Could He? Is He able? Absolutely, but He’s sovereign. I can’t say what God’s going to do and not do. But I do know, I absolutely know that He can give us the hope and encouragement. He’s worthy of our trust." ...

    -Parkinson's Disease

  • Parkinson's disease From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "..(also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills, speech, and other functions.[1]
    Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. It is characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement (bradykinesia) and, in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement (akinesia). The primary symptoms are the results of decreased stimulation of the motor cortex by the basal ganglia, normally caused by the insufficient formation and action of dopamine, which is produced in the dopaminergic neurons of the brain. Secondary symptoms may include high level cognitive dysfunction and subtle language problems. PD is both chronic and progressive..."


  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

  • About Michael
    "was born Michael Andrew Fox in 1961 to parents William and Phyllis in Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. (He later adopted the "J" as an homage to legendary character actor Michael J. Pollard.) Fox, a self-described "Army brat," moved several times during his childhood along with his parents, brother, and three sisters. The Foxes finally planted roots in Burnaby, British Columbia (a suburb of Vancouver), when William Fox retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1971.
    Like most Canadian kids, Fox loved hockey and dreamed of a career in the National Hockey League. In his teens, his interests expanded. He began experimenting with creative writing and art and played guitar in a succession of rock-and-roll garage bands before ultimately realizing his affinity for acting...
    When he was 18, Fox moved to Los Angeles. He had a series of bit parts, including one in CBS' short-lived (yet critically acclaimed) Alex Haley/Norman Lear series Palmerstown USA, before winning the role of lovable conservative Alex P. Keaton on NBC's enormously popular Family Ties (1982-89). During Fox's seven years on Ties, he earned three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, making him one of the country's most prominent young actors...
    Though he would not share the news with the public for another seven years, Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease in 1991. Upon disclosing his condition in 1998, he committed himself to the campaign for increased Parkinson's research....
    Fox remains in demand as an actor. In 2006 he took on the recurring guest role of Daniel Post in the ABC legal drama Boston Legal, and he appeared as Dr. Kevin Casey in NBC's Scrubs in 2004. He has also become known as a bestselling author. Following the success of his memoir, Lucky Man, in April 2002, Fox has announced plans to pen a second book on optimism, to be published in 2008. But while he maintains a strong commitment to his acting and writing careers, Fox has shifted a good deal of his focus and energies toward The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which he launched in year 2000, and its efforts to raise much-needed research funding for and awareness about Parkinson's disease.
    Fox wholeheartedly believes that if there is a concentrated effort from the Parkinson's community, elected representatives in Washington, DC, and (most importantly) the general public, researchers can pinpoint the cause of Parkinson's and uncover a cure within our lifetime."


    Mother's Day

    "My Mother was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and mild dementia this past week. This is a tribute to her.rnrnPlease pray for a complete healing... In jesus name....

    List of neurological disorders from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    -Tourette Syndrome

  • Tourette syndrome From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "..(also called Tourette's syndrome, Tourette's disorder, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, GTS or, more commonly, simply Tourette's or TS) is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by the presence of multiple physical (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic; these tics characteristically wax and wane. Tourette's is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders, which includes transient and chronic tics..."

    Michael J. Fox Talks To Katie Couric On CBS News' Eye To Eye, from
    "Actor Michael J. Fox discusses his foundation for Parkinson's disease research and recent allegations made by radio host Rush Limbaugh."

    Stem Cell Research

  • Stem cell From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • "...are cells found in most, if not all, multi-cellular organisms. They are characterized by the ability to renew themselves through mitotic cell division and differentiating into a diverse range of specialized cell types. Research in the stem cell field grew out of findings by Canadian scientists Ernest A. McCulloch and James E. Till in the 1960s.[1][2] The two broad types of mammalian stem cells are: embryonic stem cells that are found in blastocysts, and adult stem cells that are found in adult tissues. In a developing embryo, stem cells can differentiate into all of the specialized embryonic tissues. In adult organisms, stem cells and progenitor cells act as a repair system for the body, replenishing specialized cells, but also maintain the normal turnover of regenerative organs, such as blood, skin or intestinal tissues..."




    Michael J. Fox

    "New McCaskill for Missouri TV ad featuring actor Michael J. Fox talking about Claire McCaskill and stem cell research. Go to to find out more. "
    Related Sites:
    Michael J. Fox (May 27, 2002), from
    "A rebroadcasted interview with actor Michael J. Fox. He discusses his earlier career, his testimony to Congress, and best-selling book, Lucky Man: A Memoir, about his career and struggle with Parkinson's Disease. "

    Central Nervous System

    Central nervous system From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    " the part of the nervous system that functions to coordinate the activity of all parts of the bodies of multicellular organisms. In vertebrates, the central nervous system is enclosed in the meninges. It contains the majority of the nervous system and consists of the brain and the spinal cord. Together with the peripheral nervous system it has a fundamental role in the control of behavior. The CNS is contained within the dorsal cavity, with the brain in the cranial cavity and the spinal cord in the spinal cavity. The brain is protected by the skull, while the spinal cord is protected by the vertebrae.[1]..

    -Multiple sclerosis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..(abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system, leading to demyelination.[1] Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in females.[2] It has a prevalence that ranges between 2 and 150 per 100,000.[3] MS was first described in 1868 by Jean-Martin Charcot..

    What is Multiple Sclerosis

    "An excellant animation about Multiple Sclerosis. "

  • Multiple Sclerosis , from

  • "..No one knows what causes MS. It may be an autoimmune disease, which happens when your body attacks itself. Multiple sclerosis affects woman more than men. It often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually, the disease is mild, but some people lose the ability to write, speak or walk. There is no cure for MS, but medicines may slow it down and help control symptoms. Physical and occupational therapy may also help...
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Recognizing Multiple Sclerosis,

  • "...As the disease progresses, other symptoms may include muscle spasms, sensitivity to heat, fatigue, changes in thinking or perception, and sexual disturbances....


  • Multiple Sclerosis & Faith-Where did you find Jesus this week?

  • "I read that question on another blog. Where have I found Jesus? Now that I look, now that Advent is over and I pause (I should have paused DURING Advent), here is where Jesus was and is--everywhere.
    - when I was sick, telling me to rest
    - when I was skiing, telling me I was doing too much
    - when I was taking a day at a time, wanting me to pause instead
    - when I want to say yes, to learn to say no, or not now
    - as I've been thinking about wanting more time to write
    - when I think of my mom
    - just now, when I was sitting here and "How can I keep from singing" came on
    - as I now go to bed, with those final thoughts before I drift to sleep

    Where is Jesus for you? Do you feel it? I do. ..

    Healed of MS

    "POSTED May 31, 2008 I was healed from Multiple Sclerosis May 28th 1998"
  • Multiple Sclerosis Videos , from

  • PHOTO: Jesus Cured My Multiple Sclerosis , from

  • "..Back in 1987 I was suffering from multiple sclerosis, I was blind in one eye, my hands and legs were paralysed, I fell into depression and dark thoughts crossed my mind. But then at a seminar by (priest) fra Linic I experienced a spiritual address, and Jesus physically healed me. Since then I have been working and serving God as a sign of my gratitude, and I live by the gospels – said Franjo Boskovic....
  • True Miracle Stories, from

  • "..Everything that we receive from God comes through His grace, by faith. I had multiple-sclerosis for more than fifteen years. I could not walk around without stumbling and falling. Many times I was in a wheel- chair, I often broke my bones, but I firmly believed that the Lord was going to heal me. If there is no cure for the illness humanly speaking, it matters not: healing comes from God and there is nothing impossible with Him (Luke 1:37).
    My church did not teach divine healing, but my Bible does. So, if your church does not teach you about divine healing, your Bible teaches it. Isaiah 53:5 says: "With His stripes we are healed." Isaiah 59:1 says: "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither is His ear heavy, that it cannot hear." Oh, He can hear your prayer right now.
    Hebrews 13:8 says: "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever." Did you ever have a Scripture become alive to you? This was the first one that became alive to me. When I read Hebrews 13:8, I knew that "Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever."
    Then I read about Moses. Moses said to God: "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM." (Exodus 3:13- 14).
    These words put God in the present; He has never existed in the past. He is always the God of TODAY. Then I also read in Acts 10:34 that "God is no respector of persons."
    Then I said to the God: "Lord, if Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, and there is no respect of persons and by His stripes we were healed, then this is for me."
    The Bible says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). We receive a measure of faith when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, but if we want that faith to increase, this has to come through the Word of God. ...

    *see Bible, Bread of Life, Manna, New-Old Testament, Scripture, Torah, Word, etc...

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    Central Minnesota

    10:00am Central MN Ataxia Support Group Meeting-St. Cloud, MN from Hometown Happings
    WhenSat, January 14, 10am – 12pm
    WherePublic Library (Bremer Room) 1300 W. St Germain St.-St. Cloud, mN (map)
    Description*Meeting SECOND SATURDAY of EACH MONTH Dan Weaver Northern Star Therapy on balance dysfuntion questions? 320-240-9391
    Central MN Ataxia Support Group Contact Marsha Binnebose Email , from



  • Neurological Disorder Resources, from
  • Geography

    -New York

    Possible break in NY medical 'mystery' CNN Newsroom|Added on February 5, 2012

    "Human behavior expert Dr. Wendy Walsh talks about possible reasons behind the New York teens' odd behavior."


  • Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)

  • *referred by mother of Amanda K. on Nov 17th of 09'



  • Muhammad Ali and his battle, The Guardian, Friday 20 March 2009

  • " The former champion boxer Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1984 at the age of 42, and is one of the most high-profile people battling the condition. His brain injury could have been caused from repeated blows to the head.
    The majority of cases of Parkinson's disease appear for no known reason, though some patients during the first world war were thought to have had viral infections.
    Ali began showing symptoms of the disease soon after retiring from the boxing ring in 1981. But his condition was not diagnosed until three years later. By that stage he had developed tremors, his speech was slurred, and his body movements had become slow. Doctors prescribed drugs which alleviated the worst of his symptoms.
    The first sign of Parkinson's disease is usually a tremor in one hand, but over time people with the condition find it harder to move. Their muscles stiffen and in severe cases people will feel locked in position.
    The condition progresses unpredictably, and leads to other problems such as difficulty sleeping and depression.
    Ali, who attended President Obama's inauguration ceremony earlier this year, is now unable to speak in public.
    With modern treatments patients with Parkinson's disease usually have a normal life expectancy, though in long-term patients the decline in brain function can exacerbate other illnesses and so contribute to the eventual cause of death. "

    Muhammad Ali Vs Parkinson 1974

    "Ali getting the better of Parkinson? You decide. "
    Muhammad Ali - Parkinson interview P1, from


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