Sunday Inspiration: Mother & Son Courage

What an incredibly inspiring story this is.

Linda and Timmy Bannon are mother and son who suffer from the same genetic abnormality that has left both of them with no arms.  But they’ve learned how to live with their deformity with acceptance and even joy.

Witnessing their resilience certainly makes it more difficult for me to whine about the little problems in my life.  Do you know someone who has a similar story?





  1. Karen Burshnick on August 3, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Dear Emilie,
    Your inspirational messages help us to feel thankful for our many blessings. Thank you.

  2. Terri Chlapek on August 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    My husband has a friend who has inherited a condition that will greatly decrease his lung function. Last year, knowing he only has a couple of good years left, he walked across the country carrying a quilt with the picture and name of every soldier lost since (I think) 9/11 He did it totally alone and stayed at fire stations across the country. He works with the Special Olympics, just got a job coaching their weight lifting team and asked his girlfriend to marry him yesterday. She’s in for the long haul. Very inspirational guy.

    • Emilie Richards on August 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      What an inspiring man, Terri. Thank you for sharing his personal journey with us.

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