CPC Women’s Health Resource is hosting a very special 28th Anniversary Spring Benefit on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Founders Hall in Archbold. The WBCL Radio Network will again co-sponsor this annual event. The program begins at 7:00PM and will feature Gianna Jessen, a speaker who has shared her personal story around the world. Attendees will hear heartfelt personal client stories; a video tribute from Bruce Wilkenson, and a moving and joy-filled message from our speaker.
Gianna has a truly amazing and unusual story. She was born as the result of a saline abortion 33 years ago, and although she wasn’t intended to live, she survived to tell the world about it. Two months premature and weighing only two pounds, she spent her first few months in a hospital. From there she entered the foster care system. She has only cerebral palsy as a result of the traumatic birth, which she calls a “gift” saying, “It allows me to really depend on Jesus for everything.”
Labeled a hopeless case, she became a ward of the state for whom expectations of achievement were extremely low. Doctors predicted Gianna would never lift her head. But she was adopted, began walking as an infant, and has grown into a woman who in spite of cerebral palsy, has run marathons!
Gianna began speaking when she was very young, because she felt her miracle story should be shared. She has a demanding schedule that takes her to audiences all over the world, and no matter who the audience, she shares her strong faith. She feels that her cerebral palsy has served as a catalyst for her to proclaim the value of life and further the Gospel. Because of this belief, she shares her miraculous and heart-rending story with an inner joy and peace that only God can give.
Ms. Jessen has spoken at the Vatican, met Pope Benedict XVI, spoken to Prime Minister Tony Blair, addressed the Australian Parliament, testified before the US Congress twice, run in the London Marathon, conversed with President George W. Bush, and been interviewed numerous times on national TV networks. Her story has been used as the theme for the movie, October Baby, and she wrote and sings one of the songs on the soundtrack for that movie.
The CPC’s mission is to help young women and their families who may be involved in an unplanned pregnancy. They offer free pregnancy testing as well as parenting classes which give clients the opportunity to earn baby items in the Earn While You Learn program, while learning important parenting skills to assist them in becoming better parents. FREE medical services, including ultrasounds and STD testing, are available by appointment, as is the confidential HEART post-abortion support group. The CPC program, Project Respect, offers character education in schools with the message of healthy choices, including abstinence from risky behaviors, information about avoiding teen pregnancy and STD’s, and establishing positive character traits as a foundation for the future.
Join CPC on April 12th for one of the best family events available to NW Ohio. Tickets may be purchased at all four CPC locations: Bryan, Defiance, Napoleon, and Wauseon. Call 419-636-5692 for more information on the CPC services, the upcoming Spring Benefit, or to purchase tickets.