Episode 41- Courage Kindled: A Hero’s Unbreakable Spirit

In this Quest Podcast episode, we chat with a retired US Army veteran and firefighter, Ken Sutcliffe and his wife, Andi. He has devoted his career to saving lives but now he must also fight for his own after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, He and his wife join us to share their experiences, advice and stories of resilience and positivity.

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Your Guests

Ken and Andi Sutcliffe

Ken Sutcliffe is a retired US Army veteran and a Dallas, Texas firefighter. He joined the military at age 17 and the Dallas Fire Department in 1987. He met his wife, Andi, of 13 years while helping her move and eventually they worked together on the Texas Task Force One statewide urban search and rescue team. He retired in June 2020 after 33 years of service. He began to show symptoms of ALS during the summer of 2020 and was diagnosed in November 2021.

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Host: Mindy Henderson

Mindy Henderson is MDA’s Vice President of Disability Outreach & Empowerment & Editor-in-Chief of Quest Media, and the host of this podcast.  She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 2 when she was 15 months old and has been a life-long partner to MDA.  Mindy is also a motivational speaker and a writer, and author of the book, The Truth About Things That Suck.

Connect with Mindy: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hendersonmindy/     

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindyhendersonspeaks/

Disclaimer: No content on this site should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician. 

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