Roller Skating with Rickets
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"Life is full of joy from hardship. Life is full of paradoxes."
When Jessica Jondle was diagnosed with cystinosis in 1983, doctors gave her ten years to live. Her stubborn insistence that she would not only live, but THRIVE—evidenced by her desire to go roller skating despite the shadowy, washed-out appearance of her bones on x-rays—has led her to survive to see age thirty. In this uplifting and true tale of Jessica’s transformative experiences with an illness that impacts every cell of her body, she explores her life-long journey and expresses her deeply held conviction that miracles exist.
The impossible is, in fact, possible.