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Eareckson Tada hospitalized, asks for prayers

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Eareckson Tada hospitalized, asks for prayers

Joni Eareckson Tada, a Christian author and advocate for people with disabilities, has been hospitalized for complications from radiation treatments for breast cancer. The treatments have caused Tada, who was diagnosed with cancer for a second time in November, to have significant pain and difficulty breathing, her ministry, Joni and Friends, said in a statement.

“Knowing the truth of that promise of James 5:16, Joni and Ken [Tada, her husband,] would be most grateful for your prayers today,” the organization said. “As they express confidence that God is in control, the support of prayerful concern would be deeply appreciated.” James 5:16 says, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”

Tada, 69, became a quadriplegic 51 years ago in a diving accident. Since then, she founded Joni and Friends, an international ministry to people with disabilities. She was WORLD’s Daniel of the Year in 2017.

Lynde Langdon

Lynde is WORLD’s executive editor for news. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.


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