• 04/07/2018

Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki, President of Protestant Churches of Egypt and President of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services, met with Ms. Joni Eareckson Tada, the world's leading advocate of persons with disabilities in the United States.
Joni Eareckson Tada was a 17-year-old quadriplegic in a 1967 diving incident, and now she is using a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she developed new skills and innovative ideas to help others in similar situations; she founded the Joni and Friends Foundation in 1979, which grew rapidly to provide programs focusing on families and communities with special needs. It is also reported that Joni survived the third stage of breast cancer in 2010, and continues to work very active and with high efficiency within the institution.
This comes in the context of the visit of the President of Protestant Churches of Egypt to the United States of America, who delivered several lectures in St Louis - Chicago - Washington. He also met with a number of US officials and some members of Congress, in addition to a number of leaders and sponsors of evangelical churches in the United States of America.