But That Ye May Have Patience: The True Story of a Marfan Syndrome “Victim”

But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions. Alma 34:41, Book of Mormon (Joe’s favorite scripture) The first time I saw Joe, he was standing at the pulpit at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Saratoga […]

No One’s Going to Fight for Me but Myself: The True Story of an Abuse Victim

“If you’ll eat this, you’ll be the highest jumpers ever,” Dorothy told her children, including her oldest daughter Tamara “Tammy” Perkins. At the time, Tammy’s dad, Don Perkins, was out of work after being temporarily blinded when someone at work hit him on the head with a hammer. At least, that’s the story Tammy was […]