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Mike, Sheila, Stephen, and Jimmy


Podcast Episode Show Notes


The God Who Provides

“We could see God working in everything, just every part…

God is right there for you, but you have to let him know that you want Him in your life. You have to let Him know that you need Him, I mean, He knows all of this, but He wants you.”

Where is God providing in your life? Where are you seeing His hand move and work in your day to day? Maybe you’re reading this, and you think that God’s left you. That He hasn’t given you what you need to make it through the difficulty you’re going through. But I encourage you to listen to Sheila’s story.

Moment by moment she saw the provision of God in the midst of the hardest season. From the very beginning of her son, Jim’s, life, to his diagnosis with ALD, to the specific hospital that would treat him, to the doctors and nurses who cared for him, to the amazing support of people who surrounded her family in their time of need. There was not a moment where He was absent. He was present and providing.


Featuring

Sheila Schmitt


Mike and I were married in November 1986. Christmas Day 1987 we received the best present ever. Our older son Steven was born. Jim followed 20 months later.
We still live in the house we purchased when we were married. It is a close knit street. As the boys grew up all the kids on the street played together and the older ones looked after the younger ones. The boys enjoyed sports and did well in school. Jimmy loved to play the piano.
Our perfect life changed when Jim was diagnosed with ALD.

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Jimmy Playing the Piano

Sheila shared, “When Jimmy was first learning the piano, he would say that he wanted to be a star and play songs on the radio. Fast forward…… When we were at the Hunter’s Hope Walk in Beaver Island Park, his 2nd grade teacher came and was all excited. With tears in her eyes, she gave me a paper Jimmy had written about playing the piano on the radio. Little did he know that he would be on a much bigger stage… in a PSA educating people about Newborn Screening played on the radio and on the Hunter’s Hope Youtube Channel. I still have the paper in his handwriting. Jim achieved his dream. Only God could do this.”
View the PSA here.
Here is the paper Jimmy wrote in 2nd grade.
Jimmy Schmitt Piano

Stephen on Board

Stephen is a member of the Hunter’s Hope Board of Directors, donating his time and talent in support of the families we serve.

Learn more about Hunter’s Hope here.


About the Disease

Krabbe is one of many diseases in a disease family called Leukodystrophies. Learn more about Leukodystrophies here.

Learn more about Krabbe Disease here.

About Newborn Screening

Learn more about how early detection through Newborn Screening saves lives.