Guys, you NEED to read this! This girl is doing GREAT things for the Kingdom. Read her story and then when you're done, go check out her website! I can't wait to buy my own headband!!!
"My name is Grace, and I am the founder and director of HFC. In August of 2014, I had a severe whiplash and concussion injury at camp. About a month later I started getting severe headaches and since then have spent over five months inpatient at seven different hospitals in 3 states + DC. What I didn’t know was that I'd had a disorder called Juvenile Hereditary Hemochromatosis since I was born. JHH is a genetic blood disorder when there is an overload of iron stored in the liver, pancreas, heart, and other vital organs. The build-up of iron turns into toxin and eventually destroys them if left untreated. Without the injury, my levels would have never been checked, and I would have severe organ damage before I turned 30. Along with this, I have Dysautonomia which is a condition of the autonomic nervous system and high CSF pressure around my brain.
During my hospital stays, I would wear headbands that I made because they made me feel more confident in the way I looked even after the physical changes that had resulted from my treatments. At one of my stays at Children’s National Hospital in DC, Child Life asked if I wanted to pass out the headbands I had made with other kids on my floor. Unfortunately, I was too sick to pass them out, but I handed the headbands over to her. The next day I saw a little girl walking into my room wearing one of my headbands. It was at that moment that I knew that I wanted to make this big, and I wanted Jesus to be the center of it.
Since December of 2016, Having Faith Cures has grown into more than just helping bring confidence back to girls with life-altering/threatening illnesses to partnering with three organizations in Africa. We’ve had a partnership with Every Orphan’s Hope since our opening in sponsoring an orphan in their program named Mirriam. We began our partnership with Global Belief Project’s ‘It is Well’ Campaign in spring 2017 to help put an end to the water crisis in Uganda. On our one year anniversary (December 2017), we began a partnership with Project Yesu. Project Yesu helps break the cycle of poverty by providing food and education to impoverished children in Uganda.
It has been amazing to see how the Lord is working in the lives of children going through similar battles as I did and continued to go through. I can not wait to see what Jesus has in store for this ministry.
Thank you Grace for sharing your story!!!