Finding Purpose in Adversity: The Inspiring Journey of a Special Needs Parent and Author (with Colleen Faul)


On this episode of The Author Factor Podcast, I am joined by Colleen Keefe Faul, author of "God's Precious Gift a Special Needs Child." Colleen's experience as a parent of a child with special needs inspired her to write a book that addresses the spiritual side of the journey. The book tells the story of a couple who initially pray for their child to be "fixed," only to hear from Jesus that their daughter is a precious gift given in love, and caring for her will lead them to heaven. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone who has a child with special needs, or who is going through a difficult situation in their life.

One of the most impactful things I learned from Colleen is the power of community. As an author, Colleen has been able to create a tribe of like-minded individuals who have gone through similar experiences. By writing her book, she was able to connect with readers who were also parents of children with special needs. They expressed their gratitude for writing it and Colleen became a mentor for these parents and was able to walk them through the process of advocating for their child's medical needs with doctors and trusting their instincts. It's incredible to see the impact that writing can have in bringing people together.

One of the key takeaways from this episode is that being an author means having a voice. Writing allows authors to speak out about things that are important to them, and to create a community and connection with others who are in similar situations or need to hear the same message. For Colleen, being an author means having a tribe and the ability to make an impactful difference in the lives of others. Here is what she shared during our interview, "I feel like becoming an author gave me community. It somehow opened doors that I never expected to be opened. And it connected me with other people who are throughout the world, who are in the exact same boat or who are needing to hear the same message that I needed to hear."

I encourage you to check out Colleen's website, where you can learn more about her and her daughter's journey. You can also purchase her book on Amazon or through her website to support her.

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