January 26, 2023

How to Thrive in the Unexpected!


Author and Disability Advocate Shows How to Thrive in the Unexpected · Author is regularly featured in media such as TODAY, Good Morning America, Yahoo! News, ABC News, The Huffington Post, Her View from Home, Scary Mommy, and more · Benfield is an active leader and member of both the National Down Syndrome Congress and National Down Syndrome Society Network. Benfield reaches over 100,000 social media followers.

When a 20-second phone call shattered Jillian Benfield's life, she never dreamed it would be her greatest gift. With raw honesty, Jillian weaves her riveting story with biblical teachings and scientific and social research to offer incredible hope for others living in their unexpected moments. She shows how God uses these moments, if we are willing, to show us who we are-- and who he dreams of us becoming. She'll help you break down the false constructs you've built around God and your identity, truly feel your pain in a healing way, and turn your internal transformation into external purpose. We were never meant to overcome the unexpected and remain the same, but instead, undergo it so we can be transformed.

Jillian Benfield is a former journalist and news anchor. She holds a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Georgia. As a freelance writer, her essays about living an unexpected life have appeared on sites such as TODAY, Good Morning America, Yahoo! News, and ABC News. Jillian regularly advocates for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in her writings, community, and as a part of the National Down Syndrome Congress's National Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition. Jillian and her husband, Andy, and their three children make their home on Florida's Space Coast. 

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