Former Greenville coach with ALS gives sermon at church - WRBL

Former Greenville coach with ALS gives sermon at church

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PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY, Ga. -

Imagine giving a 30-minute speech without the ability to speak. That's what Jeremy Williams did Sunday morning at Roosevelt Memorial Church in Pine Mountain Valley.

Williams is the former football coach at Greenville High School. He was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease in 2008.

He is unable to speak, swallow or breathe on his own. He had help speaking Sunday from an augmented communication system. He spoke about tenacity and having faith in tough situations. He says he considers himself blessed despite the difficulties.

My son has a spinal disease and in a wheelchair, I have Lou Gehrig's disease, and my wife is going through chemo for breast cancer. So what is your problem this morning? Can you not see that my joy and peace is in Jesus Christ? I am blessed," said Williams during his talk on Sunday.

"God's given us a wonderful opportunity to share with people that he is faithful in the good times and definitely in the bad times," says Jennifer Williams, Jeremy's wife.

The Williams family was presented a new home on the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Jeremy was also the subject of a documentary called "Season of a Lifetime."

Download and listen to Jeremy Williams's speech.

 

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