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Paralympic Gold Medalist & ESPY Award Winner, Mallory Weggemann to Share Inspiring Personal Story with The Simple Church

  (April 25, 2014)
Paralympic Gold Medalist & ESPY Award Winner, Mallory Weggemann to Share Inspiring Personal Story with The Simple Church

Bossier City, LA (PRWEB) April 25, 2014

The Simple Church in Bossier City, LA announced today that Mallory Weggemann, a 2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist and holder of 15 world and 33 American swimming records, will be featured in a new series, Unstoppable, and will share her triumphant return to the water following tragedy in 2008. Weggemann, who became paralyzed from the waist down in 2008 after complications from a routine epidural injection to help treat back pain, will talk about overcoming adversity and the importance of determination and persistence in pursuing ones goals and dreams.

I am extremely excited to share my story with The Simple Church and the community of Bossier City, Weggemann said. Returning to the pool after my injury was one of the toughest things Ive ever done, but it changed my life and gave me hope again. Ive been able to continue pursuing my passion at a high level, as well as use my experience to raise awareness for adaptive sport programs for individuals with a disability.

Weggemann will join The Simple Church at two services, scheduled for 9:30am and 11:00am Sunday, April 27, at the CenturyLink Arena in Bossier City, LA.

We are thrilled to have Mallory join our church services on April 27th as the keynote speaker, said Justin Haigler, Pastor at The Simple Church. Her courage and resiliency when faced with a life-changing tragedy as a college freshman serve as an example for our community of how to cope with lifes obstacles, both large and small, with grace.

For more information about The Simple Church, go to or call 318-752-2320.

About Mallory Weggemann
Just two months prior to her 19th birthday, Mallory Weggemann went in to receive her third and final epidural injection to help treat back pain caused by postherpetic neuraglia. The epidural injections that were supposed to help with the debilitating pain instead left Weggemann a paraplegic with complete loss of movement from her abdomen down. But instead of focusing on the life she lost, she did the incredible, creating a new life for herself. Within four months of her paralysis, Weggemann was back in the swimming pool, and less than four years later had set 15 world records and 33 American records as well as proceeded to win gold and bronze at the 2012 London Paralympics.

Now, in addition to competing internationally and training for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Weggemann is an international speaker, delivering messages that are not only inspirational, but also offer valuable lessons in leadership, attitude and survival in the face of tremendous odds. Weggemann will also be featured in The Current, a documentary produced by Make A Hero, a non-profit organization focused on inspiring individuals with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of adaptive sports. For more information you can check out Mallory's website

About The Simple Church
The Simple Church launched in the summer of 2007. It started with a little over 80 people and now has grown to over 5000 in just a few years. Services started in one theater at the Louisiana Boardwalk and now take place weekly at the Shreveport Convention Center weekly offering 3 service times. And on occasion, move to the Centurylink Center in Bossier City for large events such as Easter, Christmas and special guests like Sinbad, Chris Reis and Mallory Weggemann.

The Simple Church is all about loving God and loving people! All people! The heart of the church is to provide hope and help to the people of this community and around the world. The church is actively involved in various DO GOOD projects both locally and globally, including collecting backpacks for Bossier elementary children and much larger projects like building wells in Central America and Africa. For more information you can check out their website

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