A Remarkable Story

For the past two months, my friend, colleague and ministry teammate Katie Wetherbee has been sharing from her family’s experiences with their daughter, Annie before, during and after she experienced a stroke the day before her fifth birthday.

I have little doubt that Annie’s story will someday be turned into a book. She’s grown into a great kid who seems to be a friend to everyone she meets, is actively involved in her school, and serves faithfully in our church.

Annie’s story represents a classic example of God using for good a situation that in the moment doesn’t appear to make sense. I’d encourage any of you who follow my blog who know families who are trying to find hope in their circumstances raising kids with disabilities, either visible or hidden, to forward them the link to Katie’s blog.

Not everyone who has a child with a disability is going to be equipped and positioned as Katie has to engage in a ministry to help churches reach kids and families who are currently outside the church, but God is faithful to His promises, and the same God who has worked through Annie’s circumstances is certainly capable of working through yours.

Here’s the beginning of the Wetherbee’s story:

Unexpected Words: Our Family’s Story~ Prologue

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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1 Response to A Remarkable Story

  1. yeskids says:

    It is an awesome and inspiring story, as well as very well written.


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