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Person in the Spotlight

Every month, we plan to highlight a different person for doing something bold. This month we would like to feature Rowan Scott. She is the daughter of Lee and Lindsey Scott of Hazel Green,Alabama. She was born cerebral Palsy.

Rowan was born at 27 weeks gestation. Normal gestation is 40 weeks. She was born early because Lindsey's placenta abrupted,which means it started to pull away from the uterus.Rowan was 2lbs 3 oz and 14.5" long. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when she was 18 months old, because of a brain bleed at birth. She had selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery on in January of 2015 to try to help her walk. This is where the doctors went in and cut some of Rowan's sensory nerve fibers that come from the muscles and enter the spinal cord. She has overcome several obstacles and has made great progress towards being able to walk.Everything is often very difficult for her,like opening the refrigerator or just walking from one room to the next. It has been hard for the family to see the things that she is unable to do like her peers. It has made their family closer because she depends on her parents for everything but it has also helped them rejoice in the small milestones that they might have taken for granted.

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What is courage? Courage is the strength to be able to complete a task despite how scary or risk it might be. There are many examples found in the Bible where people had to have courage. Joshua had to have great courage when he conquered the inhabitants of the promised land. In Joshua 1:9 it says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” We are called to live a life of courage and not one of fear. The story of Rowan Scott is a great example of being courageous. She takes on every challenge that comes from having cerebral palsy head on and is not worried about it. We should all learn from the story of Rowan.

Challenge Youth Conference

Friday, Feb. 26th, 6:30pm to Sunday, Feb. 28th, 9:30am

2986 Teaster Lane

Pigeon Forge, TN

Challenge Youth Conference is held annually during the last weekend of February in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It is a conference for the Church of Christ. The speakers this year are Kyle Butt, Brian Staron, Ben Hayes, David Shannon, and Lonnie Jones. The theme for this year's conference is "Storms." The speakers will be discussing how we can overcome the storms of this life as a follower of Christ. You can get more information here http://cyconline.com/main/

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