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Guests tonight are current America's Got Talent contender (and so much more) Ben Waites, and his mom Sonya Waites. Sonya was diagnosed with Cancer young, and later suffered a TBI. She was told she would never have kids. Then against the odds she had her miracle son Ben. He was born with arthrogryposis, and while his body may be bound to a wheelchair, his spirit is soaring through the gift of song. Singing has become such a crucial part of Ben’s life and career, but music is not his whole life. Growing up, he had a happy, fulfilling life and supportive family. He says he did everything the other kids did, just with a little help sometimes. Ben chose to sing, but he knows that he will be fine with or without his gifted voice.
In 2010 Ben graduated from College with an interdisciplinary concentration of music, communications, and theater arts. He received several scholarships during his years at college, and was given the honor of singing at his own graduation. The entire auditorium was on its feet, cheering and applauding the seemingly unlikely student with the beautiful voice. “It was truly amazing!” said Ben. “Not because I was singing but it was an opportunity to show God’s faithfulness. Because of His grace and mercy, I’m able to push on see my dreams become reality.” See: benwaites.com
This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me." We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers, which takes a good bit of Warrior!
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