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Mar 8, 2017
Ella was born with Spina Bifida in 2004. Spina Bifida is different for every individual; for Ella it has caused paralysis, hydrocephalus (excess brain fluid), and really every area of her body to not work quite right. But Ella can fly in her wheelchair (who needs working legs?!) - she enjoys singing, show choir, reading, and horse back riding. She is sweet and beautiful and amazing. She faces many challenges, but keeps on keeping on. "There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!" Romans 5:3-5 (MSG)
*A lot of Ella's story has been told on her old "classic" caring bridge site which can be located here: www.caringbridge.org/al/ellalaura