Joni (1979)

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In 1967, Joni Eareckson Tada broke her spinal cord in a diving accident, and at the tender age of 17 she was consigned to a wheelchair for life. This biographical drama (based on her book) is about her courage in adjusting to the results of the accident. At first, Tada suffered through several operations and long rehabilitation sessions, but nothing was able to bring back the use of her arms and legs. After she goes home to her family in Maryland, she starts to draw and paint by holding the brush in her mouth. This creative outlet, combined with her spunk and a growing religious faith, not only brings her through her darkest moments, but points the way toward a future career and mission.
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PG
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Drama , Faith & Spirituality
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Cast

Bert Remsen
as Mr. John Eareckson
Katherine de Hetre
as Jay Eareckson
Cooper Huckabee
as Dick Filbert
John Milford
as Doctor
Jay W. MacIntosh
as Mrs. Lindy Eareckson
Cloyce Morrow
as Barbara Marshall
Sarah Rush
as Kathy Eareckson
Jeff Austin
as Butch
Betsy Jones-Moreland
as Mrs. Barber
Stephen Parr
as Marine Lieutenant
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RT: She was young, vital and just 17 when a diving accident snapped her neck and left her paralyzed. In the trying months that followed, Joni faced fear, pain, heartache, depression and an overwhelming feeling that she was deserted by God.

Hans J. Eiðisgarð
Hans J. Eiðisgarð

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