Rising Above Ministry exists to provide special-needs families with support, encouragement, inspiration, and community. Our motivation to do this is based in our belief that God deeply loves all families and wants them to know that love in an authentic and meaningful way.
What’s your “WHY?” Hear from our families and donors why they support Rising Above Ministries!
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Hannah has been a key member of our team for years. We thank her and wish her blessings on the next season as she home-schools her precious boys!
We know that you’re busy soaking up family time and getting ready for a new school year! No long blog post today! Just a reminder that when you don’t know what’s going on and when you can’t predict or control the situation, God can empower you to do what needs to be done today.
On June 21 & 22 we welcomed special needs moms, grandmothers, and female caregivers from around the country to a weekend of refreshment and encouragement.
It’s been a great spring at Rising Above Ministries! We are so grateful for every opportunity we have had to continue #LiftingUpTheSpecialNeedsCommunity.
Each year it brings us so much joy to host a celebration in honor of real-life heroes who live among us: individuals with special needs and their families.
Saturday, March 2 marked the 2019 Cookeville Dodgeball Tournament to benefit Rising Above Ministries. 14 teams competed in an exciting round-robin style tournament while spectators looked on. The roster included teams from The Realty Firm, Chick-fil-A Cookeville, Farm Bureau, Victory Sports, the Cookeville Cavalier football team, and many other groups of friends and colleagues.
This month we invite you to meet the Bryan family. Wally, Lisa, Kelly and Matthew happen to be some of our favorite people, and we think you will love them, too. Stories like theirs are the reason we are so passionate about the mission God has given us at Rising Above.
270 honored guests. Over 200 volunteers. One amazing, unforgettable night.
This month we invite you to meet some dear friends of ours from Kennesaw, Georgia...the Whaley family. Kevin and Donna have one son, Parker, who is 13 years old. Parker was diagnosed with regressive autism at age 2. He currently has PANDAS, a debilitating autoimmune disorder…
Today, my son who has profound special needs turns 21. His life could not look more different than mine did at that age. He is not in college dreaming about his career. He is not pondering his future or how he will make his fortune. He is not chasing a pot of gold or climbing the ladder of success. Those are the things most young men are doing at his age, but Jon Alex operates on a different level…