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HUMANS OF NORTH POINTE: 2016

Everybody's got a story and yours can inspire the world. That's why we started #humansofnorthpointe in 2016. Once or twice a week we're posting stories of people on North Pointe's Facebook page. Thousands of people have viewed and shared some of the following stories. Search the hashtag #humansofnorthpointe to see all of the stories so far. JOHN ORFINO "I am still alive. But,my speech, my breathing and my physical strength is quickly fading. I am still able to operate my scooter in the house and I try to do everything I can by myself and Judee gets very mad at me because I am so stubborn. Daxon and Espen mean the world to me and are my #1 reason why…
Bob Jones
December 25, 2016
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THE TOP 5 POINTES OF VIEW FROM 2015

The stories of 2015 that most interested people include the miracle of a preemie baby's first year of life, finding healing from abuse, courageous faith and a gentleman football player. There were over 85,000 views from 158 countries. See if you were one of the top commentators here. 5. ABBA'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER: A TRUE STORYMy home life growing up was quite dysfunctional; I am the youngest of four, and knew from an early age that my mother never planned for a fourth child. My mother was a very heavy drinker and on medication for depression for years. She often threatened to leave when us kids got on her nerves. My father was explosively angry and prone to rage, and I…
Bob Jones
December 29, 2015
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ALS: HOW GOD CAN USE A TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS

Jeremy Williams was known as the "Georgia Assassin" when he played NCAA football for the University of Memphis. Today, the legs that carried him to gridiron glory now rest on the metal base of a wheelchair. His lungs, which at one time were used to inhale oxygen deeply after a long run, are controlled by a ventilator, and his voice, which gave speeches, encouraged teammates and coached players, is silenced. He uses his index finger to push the wheelchair's trigger to move his machine. He and Lou Gerhrig share an athlete's heart and a disease's death sentence - ALS. A Family Is For Facing Life Together After graduation from Memphis, Jeremy married Jennifer, his high school crush and their first…
Bob Jones
December 8, 2013