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'Glorify God': Christian Olympians Overcome Potentially Deadly Disease to Compete in This Year's Games

Billy Hallowell : Feb 12, 2018 : Faithwire.com

"In the moment, you know, I was so sick and didn't really know where things were going to go for me, whether it was skating or life in general. So I finally just threw my hands up and said like, 'You lead the way,' and it's my testimony and I stay true to it." -Alexa Knierim

airlift[Faithwire.com] American figure skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim—a husband and wife duo—are speaking out about how their Christian faith helped them overcome a difficult health challenge and persevere to compete in this year's Olympics in South Korea. (Photo: the Knierims performing/via NBC Olympics)

Alexa Scimeca Knierim was diagnosed in 2016 with a rare and potentially deadly gastrointestinal condition, one that left her needing a serious and immediate surgery on her abdomen in August 2016; then, she needed two additional procedures.

The health woes paid a toll, with Alexa Scimeca Knierim telling People Magazine that the ordeal was quite harrowing...

Click here to continue reading and watch a performance by the Knierims.







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