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Hi I'm Nicole

I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the middle child of five children. Two of my siblings and I have a rare neuromuscular disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has inspired me to continue through my life of challenges. I believe firmly in the Plan of Happiness and realizing that my body will be restored to its perfect frame in time has brought me much comfort. I have grown up in the LDS church, enjoying primary activities, Mutual or youth group, Young Women’s, Girls Camp experiences, and Seminary experiences. I have been taught in Seminary during high school about many biblical stories as well as modern day church history. I traveled to school in Utah, which I am very proud of, because as a person in a wheelchair nobody ever thought I could handle life away from home. I proved everyone wrong when I graduated from BYU with an English Degree. I am continually striving to better myself. In high school I was a fierce competitor on the Moctrial team. When I played the role of a prosecuting attorney, my passion in life came far. I decided that I was going to continue when I graduated with College in Law School. I decided that I had the obligation to use my talents to help other disabled people. Law school didn’t quite work out like the way I had planned, but I’m still trying to use my talents to write my autobiography called "Guardian Angels", which is a story about my family’s personal history.

Why I am a Mormon

I would like to bear my testimony, and share some of my very personal feelings concerning the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. I am the middle child in a family of five. Two of my siblings and I were born with a rare neuromuscular disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia. The gospel has blessed me immensely through my life of stressful challenges, especially when I was being confined to a wheelchair at the age of twelve. I love learning about the Plan of Happiness. Knowing that my body will be restored to its perfect frame eventually if I just endure to the end gives me great comfort! I am inspired by the LDS scriptures, producing many behavioral changes in my life. These changes have benefited my life greatly. I grew up in the LDS church with many Wednesday night activities during my youth. There are so many programs available to help children grow into noble and productive leaders. Through my church experiences, I have constantly learned about Jesus Christ’s Atoning Sacrifice. I strive every day to be more like Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer. I know that he lives, and loves me. How do I know that Jesus loves me, and knows me personally? I feel it. I say these things humbly in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I have a calling to write birthday cards to each and every woman in church. I also visit and teach a few ladies. I love to email them and keep in regular contact with all of the church members. I like to thank each person for giving Sacrament meeting talks. I love listening to the music. I have memorized several of the different church hymns, so that I can still participate in the singing. My eye sight has failed over the years with diabetes, but I still go on spreading cheer to as many people as I can.