The Girl with Special Shoes
Miracles Don’t Always Look Like You’d Expect
Hilda’s family didn’t know she had muscular dystrophy. They just knew their preschooler was losing her ability to walk. But they were determined to find a cure. The Girl with Special Shoes is the witty and heartfelt story of a family’s sacrificial love and a God who refashions pain into purpose.
Hilda’s family didn’t know she had muscular dystrophy. They just knew their preschooler was losing her ability to walk. But they were determined to find a cure. Being disabled in Cameroon meant not only obstacles to transport, but visits to diviners and evangelists, threats of sexual assault, discrimination, and a crisis of faith. She persisted through her family’s unwavering support and God’s love to become a national broadcaster. Her inspiring triumph over adversity will give you hope, no matter how dark your trials. Walk a mile in Hilda’s shoes:
- She lost her mobility and found her purpose.
- A gutsy girl who broke the glass ceiling of disability.
- People saw her broken body, God saw a worthy vessel.
- She and her family searched for healing, but God had other plans.
- She didn’t need to stand to be outstanding.
- God was on the move when she was stuck.
- Her hope overcame hardship.
This is the witty and heartfelt story of a family’s sacrificial love and a God who refashions pain into purpose.
Hilda Bih Muluh is the first person with a disability to become a national radio journalist and news anchor on Cameroon Radio Television. Her journey with muscular dystrophy and passion for disability activism have been featured on NPR, the Washington Post, and the Voice of America. Joni Eareckson Tada said Hilda’s forthcoming memoir, The Girl with Special Shoes, “is ready to pick up where the Joni book left off, refreshing the hearts of a whole new generation of readers who long to understand God’s purposes in suffering.” She is a recipient of Barack Obama’s Washington Mandela Fellowship, and has spoken at The Speak Foundation Conference (Atlanta, GA), the Young African Leaders Initiative leadership conference (Accra), and the AWLADNA Festival in Cairo.
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