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Have you ever been blindsided by circumstances beyond your control?

If this sounds like you and your plans fell apart, you’re in the right place.
Once upon a time…
My life was going according to plan. My husband and I led a simple life with our two children and were active in our church and community. I possessed a fulfilling career as a small-town pharmacist.
Church attendee and volunteer. Check.
Healthy diet and exercise. Check.

Successful career. Check.

Plans hijacked

Until 2015, the only thing missing my idyllic life was a white picket fence and a deer-proof garden.
However, in October of 2015, a rare neuromuscular disease hijacked my body. Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis is characterized by severe muscle weakness and episodic paralysis. This illness threatened to derail my sense of worth, security, and identity. 

Hope is not hijacked

Life with a chronic illness is a daily fight, but God grants His strength each day. While this rare illness hijacked my body, cannot hijack my hope. As a chronic illness warrior, I get by each day with Jesus, coffee, and afternoon naps. 

Envision the future with renewed hope

For too many years, I focused on my plans, productivity, and living a check-list lifestyle. I struggled to envision a future where without the identity of my profession, education, and let’s face it a paycheck.
I’ve learned to trust in God not only as my Savior but also my Lord. In Him, I trust in His sovereign timing.

I’d love to link arms with you to help you regain your faith and footing so you can walk with renewed hope.
I’m honored to be your guide!

I share life with these amazing people. {Seriously, they rock.}


My family and I live in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary in June.

We have two teens in high school (pray for us) who are active in soccer, softball, and spending our money. I am an obnoxious enthusiastic sports mom. I figure, after childbirth, it’s a mother’s privilege to embarrass my kids, especially during their games. 

Our parenting woes debunk the myth of “unicorns, leprechauns, and the perfect parents” (Tom Gerdy). We pray for patience and grace each day. 

My husband and I met at a wedding; he a guest of the groom and I a guest of the bride. After four years of a long-distance relationship (getting that college degree) we tied the knot. Twenty-two years and four homes later, we found ourselves living back where we met, in the shadow of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 

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The Third Person Bio {where I sound important}:

April White is an off-road 4×4 Jeep shotgun wife, cheerleader to two teenagers, and a pharmacist. Until six years ago, the only thing missing from April’s idyllic life was a white picket fence and a deer-proof garden. However, in 2015, a rare illness, Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, threatened to derail April’s sense of worth, security, and identity.

Though April retired her career as the neighborhood pharmacist, she continues to dispense hope. Life with a chronic illness is a daily fight, but God grants His strength each day. God is using April’s chronic battle as a platform to write and speak of God’s chronic presence.

April holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from James Madison University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. April is the columnist for the “Pressing On” column for the quarterly chronic illness magazine, Broken but Priceless and Inspire a Fire. She also writes for Reach Out Columbia and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse magazine. 

April’s book, coauthored a book with Marilyn Nutter, Destination Hope A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart (Ambassador International Publication)

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