Bill Sweeney has been battling ALS for twenty-two years. He is completely paralyzed and unable to speak. He uses an eye-tracking computer to communicate, send email, and type posts on his Unshakablehope.com blog.
In addition to being Bill's full-time caregiver for twenty-two years, and raising their two daughters, who were just four and seven when Bill was diagnosed, his wife, Mary, has also worked a full-time job from home for almost thirty years. On September 23rd, Bill was diagnosed with pneumonia and then another unrelated infection. Bill was put on hospice but, with Mary's care, and by the grace of God, Bill recovered.
Bill and Mary were so happy to say goodbye to the difficult month of October and were looking forward to celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary with family on November 2nd.
However, on November 1st, Mary was laid-off from the job she's had for almost three decades. Bill does get a monthly disability check, but Mary's income accounted for two-thirds of their income. But, for all of their married life, Bill and Mary have believed Romans 8:28 - "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
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