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her Medicaid ran out. It was said that her husband made too much money.
But when one door closes, Jocelyn knows another is opened. Her church friends and her
family have helped her gain the strength and confidence to move forward.
"Eventually, I would like to start a family," Jocelyn said. "1 have had two miscarriages. But
even though I am paralyzed, I can see and hear and I am anxious to hear my child say, 'I love
Before the accident, she had extensive work experience in the customer service field.
Jocelyn enjoys working with the public. However, now she has made a conscious decision to
seek a career opportunity that would allow her to work out of her home. Jocelyn doesn't want
to depend on the government for the rest of her life. Rodney Sumler, publisher of the "A.C.
Phoenix," has just brought Jocelyn on board as an account executive. "We thank Cod for giv
ing us the opportunity to work with her," Mr. Sumler said. "We .are praying she will learn
quickly and fill our position of supervising account executives. Jocelyn is a living testimony."
Jocelyn echoes how the violent attack changed her whole life and her family's life. "But the
Lord has been good to me," she said. Her husband has been a gift from Cod. "He's basically
my legs," Jocelyn said. "He could have been a weak man and ran far away. I am happy to say
we are a team."
The assailant did not rob her spirit, nor her determination to succeed in life. "I know the
Lord has a plan for me and it's up to me to work the plan," Jocelyn said. "If I can help the
'A.C. Phoenix' as an account executive, I am willing and capable and want to make the most
of the opportunity.
I asked her what her gifts and tools were. "I am a good talker, a good listener, I can type 45
to 60 wpm, and I am comfortable with a keyboard," Jocelyn said. I told her she left out she
has a beautiful smile.
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Through vocational rehab, she will be taking computer training. She is motivated and deter
mined in her efforts.
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Jocelyn's house has been modified for her
disability and her car is being adapted for her
to drive. "I am very excited," Jocelyn said.
I asked if the assailant was apprehended.
"No," Jocelyn said, "the police have not found
him, even though people know who he is. But,
one day, he will meet his judgment." This was
said with no bitterness.
Her strong constitution is accredited to her
grandmother and her parents. "I was brought
up knowing who Cod is," Jocelyn said. She is
an active member of Redbank Baptist Church,
Rev. James R. Clyburn Sr.
"It's a day to day struggle," Jocelyn said.
"But bad energy and feeling sorry for herself
would surely pull my spirit down, and I can't
afford for that to happen." Jocelyn recognizes
her blessings and is quick to give thanks.
Jocelyn's message to me and you: Don't take
life for granted. Just a simple shower is a bless
ing. Be grateful for your family and take the
time to say, "Thank you." Appreciate life and
don't sit back and do nothing. If the Lord is in
your life, don't be afraid to tell others. People
are always watching you and your words of
encouragement may help the needy.
"Winter is harder," she said. "But as Spring
comes and new life springs forth, so do I. I am
ready for the adventure of living "
I felt good in my soul just writing these
words. I could feel Jocelyn's spirit rise as she
dares to return the embrace of the "A.C.
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