Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada (born October 15, 1949) is an American evangelical Christian author and radio host. She is the founder of Joni and Friends, an organization "accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community". Tada was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Tada wrote of her life in her 1976 international best-selling autobiography, Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman's struggle against quadriplegia & depression.
Career[change | change source]
In November 2009, Tada signed an ecumenical statement known as the Manhattan Declaration calling on evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox Christians to work towards changing laws which permit abortion.
Tada is a conference speaker. Her articles have been published in Christianity Today, Today's Christian Woman, The War Cry (Salvation Army), and newspapers around the world. Tada has appeared four times on Larry King Live.
Personal life[change | change source]
In 2010, Tada was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Her treatment was successful and was declared cancer-free in 2015. In November 2018, Tada was diagnosed with malignant thyroid cancer.
References[change | change source]
- "Joni Eareckson Tada: Breast Cancer Update". Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- "demossnewspond.com". demossnews.com. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- "Joni Eareckson Tada Breast Cancer Update, Oct 26 2012, PBS.org
- Life After Breast Cancer, Joni Eareckson Tada, The Huffington Post, as updated Jan 23 2014
- "Cancer-Free! | Blog | Joni and Friends". Retrieved 2017-10-31.
- "Joni Eareckson Tada Diagnosed with Cancer". Mission Box. Retrieved November 27, 2018.