Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada has been tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently receiving monoclonal antibodies treatment.
According to a statement released Monday, Joni and Friends, "this is just the beginning of the road to recovery, her spirits are bright and with treatment she is showing improvement! Joni said, 'Psalm 84:11 assures me that 'No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly,' and I am being showered with good courage, good endurance, a heart that sings good songs, and confidence in my good and great Savior.'"
"While we know this diagnosis has not taken Jesus by surprise, we are interceding for Joni's health, strength, and confidence in God's good purposes," the update read. "We have seen God protect her from two bouts of cancer and we know he can do it again! Thank you for joining us in prayer!"
Please continue to keep Joni and Ken in your prayers as they rest at home! The Joni author, who married her husband, Ken, in 1982, became quadriplegic over five decades ago in a diving accident. She survived stage III breast cancer in 2010, but was once again diagnosed with cancer in November 2018. Following several months of treatment, she was declared cancer-free in July 2019.