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In this Episode, I interview special guest, Cara Losh from the North KC area. She is a writer, author, and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) disability advocate. She is also a photographer and enjoys volunteering at her church. In our authentic conversation, Cara shares her “Defined By Christ” inspiring God Story about how God carried her through the challenges of being diagnosed with EDS in her young adult years. She shares what EDS is for awareness and how God has encouraged her through her daily pain and mobility challenges. In closing, Cara shares encouraging and ministering words to those who are dealing with EDS or other crippling and limiting disabilities.
In This Episode:
- Cara Losh is a writer, author, and Disability Advocate in Kansas City, MO.
- On top of being a receptionist during the day, she is also a photographer on the side.
- It is important for women to share their stories because we all need community. If people don’t share their stories we end up feeling alone in our situations.
- EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) is a connective tissue disorder. It can either be passed down by the parents or sometimes the genetic variant creates itself. So you are born with it but people sometimes don’t have symptoms until adulthood. She was diagnosed in 2021.
- Cara shares her “Defined By Christ” God story.
- She was raised in a Christian home and became a Christian at the age of four. She continued to lean on her faith as she has been going through her EDS journey.
- She is trying to educate others so they know how to help and work with other children and adults with EDS.
- Her faith really helped her through the time when she was first diagnosed with EDS and realized her life and her career will be changing forever.
- Philippians 4:13 is Cara’s life verse because it reminds her that she can do hard things since God is with her.
- Without Jesus Christ we are all spiritually handicapped.
- All of us need community and support so find a local church. If you are having a struggle with something you can probably get online and find a support group.
- “We try to use our own strength to get through situations but in something like this you have to rely fully on God and allow him to give you the strength to get through it because you just can’t get through it on your own..” – Cara Losh
- “It is important for women to share their stories because we all need community. If people don’t share their stories we end up feeling alone in our situations.” – Cara Losh
- “I can do hard things because God is with me.” – Cara Losh