Jody was my partner of 33 years. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was 25 and has used a wheelchair for the last 30 years. Despite his ailment, Jody was always positive never letting the cares of life cast a shadow over him. We shared a warm loving relationship that we shared with numerous rescued cats and dogs. Disability never stopped us from living life. Jody had a special devotion to St. Frances Cabrini whose shrine is located near us. I will always remember Jody with a smile on his face, certain that he would someday get out of his wheelchair and walk again. Now he runs freely in the fields of the Lord enjoying life eternal.
Submitted by Edward Koenig, New York, NY