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Kimberly Woodhouse, author of "Woodhouse Family Welcome Home!", will address the theme: "Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy: One Family's Overwhelming Trials Met with Overcoming Joy".
Kayla Woodhouse, the 12-year-old daughter of today's guest, has Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy, also known as HSAN. This is an exceptionally rare nerve disorder where those suffering with it do not sweat or feel pain. There are only 25 people in the entire world who have been diagnosed with this condition! Because of HSAN, Kayla can only go outside to play after sundown. The Woodhouse family's poignant, heart-touching story of having a child with HSAN, which led to a mountain of hospital bills and the loss of their home—and their need for a home that would be safe for daughter Kayla—has put them in the public spotlight and kept them there. As a result of their overwhelming trials and desperate need of a home properly suited for Kayla's unique needs the Woodhouses were featured on the extremely popular television program "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" hosted by Ty Pennington. This broadcast with the Woodhouses was recently voted one of the show’s all-time best episodes! Millions of people have also experienced glimpses of their lives on Discovery’s "Mystery ER" and "The Montel Williams Show".
The theme that carries through "Woodhouse Family Welcome Home!" is James 1:2-4. We’re all a work in progress, and it can be “Pure Joy” to be a parent. But, how does joy evolve out of a potentially devastating reality? Kimberley’s candid stories of both failures and successes, and the ultimate resource—the Bible, will point readers in the right direction for establishing JOY in their homes.
Kimberley Woodhouse is a wife, mother, author, and musician with a quick wit and positive outlook despite difficult circumstances. A popular speaker, she's shared at more than 600 venues across the country. In addition to her non-fiction, she also writes romantic suspense and children's books. Kimberley lives, writes, and homeschools in Colorado with her husband and two children in their truly "extreme" home (see http://www.kimberleywoodhouse.com/).