Annette

Last week we received this picture of Annette (12 months old) walking on her new prosthetic limb.  Joseph Thompson made this for her using supplies and materials that Standing With Hope provides.  Annette developed an infection in her leg, but due to a strike by...

AARP’s Study of TN Caregivers

AARP released a new study of caregivers in Tennessee.  Joining the show recently was AARP's director for the state of Tennessee, Rebecca Kelly. Annette Last week we received this picture of Annette (12 months old) walking on her new prosthetic limb.  Joseph Thompson...

Simon: Success Beyond Our Dreams

When we first heard of Simon from members of the Peace Corp in Ghana, we knew we faced a challenge.  Simon has what is known as a hip-disarticulation amputation.  His is missing his leg all the way to the hip.  This is the most challenging lower limb prosthesis to...

Caregivers of Wounded Warriors

Since 2003, Gracie and I have made many trips to Walter Reed and other military bases to speak with wounded warriors. On November 18 I return to Fort Campbell to talk with caregivers of wounded warriors. It's an interesting day for me to do that ...because it is the...

Press Release

< NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL CAREGIVER AWARENESS MONTH Estimated Over $1 Trillion of Wealth Will Be Transferred in Cost of Care by 2030 72% of U.S. Caregivers in Danger of Leaving Loved Ones Without a Caregiver Entirely NASHVILLE, TENN., October 28, 2015 — There is a...

Impotent Fury

While seemingly appearing to be in control or even long-suffering, we caregivers know the impotent fury that can often live in our hearts.  One of the great challenges of serving as a caregiver is the relentless assault on our sense of being in control.  We become...

The Ultimate Caregiver

On the dedication page of my new book, HOPE FOR THE CAREGIVER, you Will Find: Solus Christus The Ultimate Caregiver of a Wounded Bride "Solus Christus" or "through Christ Alone" describes my deep conviction that my only hope is through Christ Alone. "Solus Christus"...

Wisdom from a 37-Year Caregiving Mother

  From this week's show (10/12/2015).  Bette from Memphis takes some time to share thoughts she's learned from serving as a caregiver for her son, Walker (Cerebral Palsy), for 37 years. Also, the Count of Mighty Disco (our show's producer) brings it with the best...

Sandra

In 2012, we met a girl named Sandra Twum.  Hit by a car at age 9, Sandra lost her left leg.   As the amputation site healed, Sandra developed a small bony protrusion on her limb which prohibited fitting her with a prosthesis. Talking with her mother, Philomena, I saw...

Don’t Do This Alone!

All too often, caregivers try to "white-knuckle" through the brutal challenges of caregiving all by themselves.  It's unsustainable!  Listen to this clip from the radio show.     Standing With Hope's Outreach to Family Caregivers Tens of millions of...

Caregivers and Nurses

Through my 30 year journey as caregiver, I’ve met and worked with hundreds of nurses.  I’ve encountered nurses from every type of faith and from nearly every ethnicity— as well as all age groups such as those with fresh student patches on their uniforms to veteran...

Napoleon

Of all the patients we've treated through Standing With Hope's prosthetic limb ministry, Napoleon's story grabs us even stronger than most. When a transformer blew, Napoleon was knocked unconscious, and awoke to find himself suspended in his harness with his left leg...

Caregivers and Addictions

Often, pharmaceuticals or alcohol compound an already challenging situations.  Listen to the show from September 20 to hear Peter Rosenberger's thoughts on this issue. The nation's #1 show for caregivers on 1510 WLAC each Sunday at 3 PM...

Prosthetic Team Trip 2015

On 8/28/2015, Standing With Hope will send another team to continue the prosthetic limb ministry launched more than a decade ago. Below are team members that raise their support, and you can help sponsor one or all. In addition, there are critical supplies needed such...

Heaven’s Not the Reason

A new song performed by Gracie Rosenberger and Scat Springs. Written by Peter and Gracie Rosenberger, and Hank Martin   [kad_vimeo url="https://vimeo.com/136678251" width=500 height=300 ]

Caregiver With A Black Belt

Part of my journey as a caregiver is taking care of myself physically. On the show, in my book, and in live events, I regularly emphasize the need for each caregiver to see to their physical, emotional, fiscal, professional, and spiritual needs. Healthy caregivers...

Who’s Paying For It?

Special guest on the radio show for caregivers:  Phyllis Shelton.  We caregivers often spend so much time taking care of someone else, that they feel to realize that ONE day ...WE will need others caring for us.  Do you have the resources?  Do you have the plan?...

Kraig Helberg 1959-2015

Since 2007,  Kraig Helberg served as a frequent prosthetist on trips with Standing With Hope, as well as a senior prosthetic adviser to this ministry. Bringing his more than twenty years of experience, Kraig's mechanical skills and his lengthy knowledge of prosthetic...

Participate in the Music

Helping my niece who has cerebral palsy play the piano, I saw a picture of a greater invitation to participate in God's music. From Peter Rosenberger's radio show for caregivers 7/12/2015 ABOUT THE SHOW The experience and wisdom Peter Rosenberger has gleaned as a...

It RESIN-ates

Polymer of epichlorohydrin and bisphenol A (Acrylic Resin) Acrylic Resin is critical to the work we do for amputees in Ghana.  We laminate the custom-fitted sockets with this material.   Acrylic Resin helps form the lightweight and durable socket for the prosthesis to...

The Delta Doctrine

While flying Delta Airlines to Atlanta one day, I discovered that flight attendants state the best advice for caregivers – all day long “In the unlikely event of the loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling.  Securely place your mask on first,...

A Lifetime of Pain, A Journey of Trust

I Hurt, Yet I Trust Gracie Rosenberger With the pain you have, how do you get through the day without killing yourself? Given we live in a culture that seems to value alleviating pain at any expense, I suppose it is an inevitable (albeit SHOCKING) question I’m often...

June 28, 2015

DON'T FEAR THE DISABILITY—EMBRACE THE CHILD Special Guest:  Dr. Julie Lane (www.adspecialed.com) discussing Christian ministry and education to children with special needs and their families. The author of WELCOMING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, Dr. Lane brings a...

5 Lessons From My Father

Five Lessons From My Father That Prepared Me To Be Caregiving Husband Of the many things warranting my gratitude, few rise to the level of the deep appreciation I feel for my father—and the impact he continues to have on my life. As a caregiver for a wife with extreme...

Isolation

Caregivers struggle with the 3 "I's." Loss of Independence Loss of Identity Isolation In this clip from the radio show for caregivers, Peter discusses how caregivers can push back against the crippling isolation. Listen to the radio show and read the book for more....

Fearless Caregiver

Interview on Peter Rosenberger's show with Today's Caregiver founder/editor-in-chief, Gary Barg - discussing his FEARLESS CAREGIVER conference. Specifically the Nashville event on 06/17/2015. For more information call:  877 829-2734...

Recycle Limbs

We’ve heard from many families over the years who called to say that a loved one who wore a prosthesis passed away …and they didn’t know what to do with the limb.  Often with great emotion, they ask if we would take the device. We are so honored that spouses,...

John Paradis

John returns to Ghana for his second trip on August 28-Sept 5 2015 where he will serve as as support team member. John's orthopedic surgery background brings an enormous resource to our team. An avid competitor in the extreme challenge TOUGH MUDDER, John brings an...

Gerald

Injured while on the job more than 25 years ago, Gerald Deason (pictured with his wife, Dina) experienced a horrific accident that claimed his right leg. Trusting God with this loss, Gerald matched his desire to help others with his  love of machinery and working with...

“Keep Your Hobbies!”

From Peter Rosenberger's radio show for caregivers: Only 25 when she married Mark, Tami's dreams and plans experienced an abrupt change when they discovered shortly after their marriage that Mark had Leukemia.  That disease, along with an assortment of other...

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