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Virginia Middleton

1:33 AM on July 4, 2018 

Several ladies from my church went to ladies night out where you spoke and inspired people. After, we took pictures together and you gave me your card so I looked you up and have followed you since then.

Rita Baxley

7:18 PM on July 3, 2018 

I truly enjoyed your message and have followed you on Facebook ever since. You are truly an inspiration

Sue Ann Oliver

4:32 PM on May 27, 2017 

What a wonderful day we enjoyed with Mandy at New Testament Baptist Church for our ladies' brunch! Loved her sharing her testimony with us. Love her heart for the Lord! My prayer is that God will use her in a mighty way as she shares all He has done in her life. What an encouragement to all of us!

Lynette D Matthews

9:56 AM on October 11, 2016 

Hello my name is Lynn and a few months ago we put our daughter in Teen challenge. This is a biblical 12 step program for girls 14-17 with life controlling issues. She is in

Roanoke, VA. Thoughts of suicide, anger, depression ect. We options for her before I brought her there. She just started the program over because of her attitude. I love my daughter and want her to get a sense of what the good lord provides. She will be there another 15 months. It has been hard, financially and mentally. Yet I know this decision is the best there was. Here is the web site if you want to look at it. Please pray for my daughter who only will get better from here. Her name is Brianna Matthews (15 yrs old) ?For I know the plans I have for you,? declares the Lord, ?plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.? ? Jeremiah 29:11, here is the web site: Please pray for her. Thanks so much With best wishes, Lynn Matthews

Shanita Smith

9:08 PM on April 2, 2015 

Hi Pandy!!! lol, Mrs. Lisa told me about your Anyway , I just wanted to tell how just by knowing you at the hotel has really blessed me in my situation. I don't know if i told you or not but I was diagnosed with lupus and pulmonary Hypertension back in 2013. You have encouraged me to live life to the fullest without you even saying it. I see you with life that God has put in you and Definently see the Jesus in you. You really brighten my day because keep a smile on your face even if you don't want to show it. I know I could tell you this person but I want to show the world how you've blessed me just by the spirit you carry. I look at my situation and I thank God that I'm able to still work a fulltime and be active with my kids and husband. I could've been in a worse situation but to God be the Glory anything is possible. I love you and keep that smile on your face because just by your smile, it blesses others. God Bless You and your family.


1:15 PM on January 19, 2015 

Hi Mandy it was a real blessing and honor to meet you at KLOVE Cruise.

You are strong.

Thanks for your encouragement, may the Lord bless and continue to give you more strength.

Keata C

9:30 PM on August 7, 2014 

Hello Mandy, I was at The Journey Church last night and I didn't get a chance to speak with you but I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your testimony and what a great inspiration you are. Thank you again!


Christina R

8:37 AM on August 7, 2014 

Good Morning Mandy,

Thank you so much for speaking at The Journey Church last night. Your attitude about winning "the lottery" is an inspiration to me. What a great example you are! Thank you for your obedience to The Father! You are helping millions medically and spiritually! So thankful to have the privilege of hearing your story. Your sister in Christ, Christina


10:31 PM on June 1, 2013 

Hey Mandy!! Love your name!! lol

I was at Beautiful LIfe this weekend and all I can say is WOW! Such an awesome, wonderful God we serve! Your testimony is inspring to me and the faith we should all have. :) I wanted to meet you today but had to go early for my nephews bday! Thank you for sharing your story! :)


Hanna McMillan

11:53 AM on March 24, 2013 

Thank you so much for your inspiring story! I think it's great that this hasn't stopped you from doing anything. I met you aat the Fine China confrence yesterday and was amazed and blown away by your story. Thank you so much for going to the confrence by the way.

Jeannie (Jake's mom)

7:38 PM on August 10, 2012 

Hey sweet girl! I have just recently discovered your we page. It's awesome!

You should come to the mountains to see me some time. :)


12:23 PM on May 22, 2012 

Mandy, what a tremendous blessing it is to have found your testimony today! It went straight to my heart, and I pledge to let more people know about your testimony and your service to Christ! You are TRULY an amazing woman, and you inspired me. I wanted you to know that! Now, I want to know about what I can do to help!




12:17 AM on March 11, 2012 

just found your web page after i sent friend request @ less than 4. i'm a partial foot amputee and always willing to learn more from people who have been.

yuvonna hemperley

7:28 PM on March 9, 2012 

Was a pleasure meeting you in Tulsa. I worked at Camerons booth with you.

Tony Wilson

7:10 PM on November 29, 2011 

What up

Steven Fortson

11:13 AM on November 29, 2011 

just wanted to drop in and tell you i think the world of you and you are such a good friend to my LA!


7:58 PM on September 12, 2011 

Please Pray my soulmate has already been prepared for me and I have already been prepared for my soulmate.Pray GOD unites me and my soulmate together real soon.Never been on a date or ever had a girlfriend and been Praying and hoping for this for at least 18 years...Prov 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life... Please Pray GOD Blesses me so i can Bless others in every way every day of my life.Pray I can help people who are targeted by every kind of evil 100% of the time.Pray GOD Blesses me to be able to expose evil 100% of the time and evil will not be able to hide once exposed.Pray a hedge of protection around mind body and soul. Pray GOD overflows me with HIS Power,HOLY SPIRIT and Presence in my life. Pray the HOLY SPIRIT is so strong in my life that satan and his servents will flee with terror because GODS presence is so strong in my life. Pray my body would be a strong vessel for the HOLY SPIRIT. Pray GOD causes satan and those used by satan great confusion when they come against me with their evil plans and Pray GOD sends His angels to to fight along side me when is happens.Pray GOD cuffs me in His Hand when evil comes against me.Pray GOD raises me lightyears above satan and those used by satan to glorify GOD.Pray GOD watches over me at all times.Pray GOD takes away all my fear and increases my faith.Pray GOD heals my body completely.Pray all the people that have seen my Prayer Requests in past years will be reminded to Pray for my Prayer Requests again.Pray all the people who saw my Prayer Requests in the past years will have it put it in their hearts and minds to Pray for my past Prayer Requests again...In JESUS Name Amen...Thanks for your Prayers...

Katherine Bell

10:11 PM on August 29, 2011 

You are such an inspiration to me. Everytime I see you, you always have a smile on your face. I have enjoyed seeing you at FBC here lately doing zumba.

Laura Dickerson

2:21 PM on August 29, 2011 

I love me some Mandy Young! This page is amazing and I'm so happy for you doing what you do best, showing Christ's love through the courageous, beautiful person you are. I feel so blessed to call you my friend!


11:09 AM on August 12, 2011 

Mandy, I admire your testimony and standing up for Christ through your health struggles. The ones who don't have a "normal" health life do not take for granted how precious every second of the day is a special gift. I am one of those people. You are inspiring in so many ways, and your story never ceases to amaze me every time. If we all can bind together and be prayer warriors for one another, be that friend to listen, a shoulder to cry on, a testimony of will make going through this life here much easier. Cause this life, we are just passing through. I wanna make the best of it. I want to be that inspiration to someone else. That friend they can depend on. You keep on striving for God's will, and I'm telling ya, (I've felt this for some time now), He is gonna use you in a mighty way for Him. You're gonna be so busy with speaking engagements, you're gonna have to get another daily planner. :o). Take care my friend. Hope to meet you soon.


From Tennessee



11:55 AM on July 16, 2011 

Just thought I'd stop by and say hi...and I love you...So...Hi, I love you!

Steve & Cathy Stewart

8:26 PM on April 11, 2011 

Hey Mandy! We received your postcard in the mail today. Steve and I are still sitting on the floor together enjoying your articles and especially the Photo Gallery since we know some of those wonderful people. I can't help but think of how thrilled Stellita would be to know that you are sharing your faith and your life experience with others. She was one of your biggest prayer warriors when you were growing up! Give all the family our love. God bless you!!! Cathy & Steve


10:29 AM on February 9, 2011 

Mandy! Just wanted to officially sign the guest book. I am still trying to set up a time for you to come to our church and speak. I don't know what is taking them so long to figure out that, yes we need to do this! Love your caring heart, big smile, and fun personality!


11:46 AM on January 24, 2011 

Mandy, I love your website, and really enjoy following you on Twitter. You can follow me at You do amazing work for the Lord. I truly admire what you do.

Wendy Cline Goble

6:48 PM on January 13, 2011 

Love and miss you Mandy! It seems like yesterday you were outside playing in our yard and on the swingset! You and Alex were Daddy's little buddies!


6:31 PM on January 9, 2011 

It is always a blessing to see past students growing up into godly people. Keep chasing after Him and what He has called you to.

Carolyn "Carrie" Sella Johnson

9:33 AM on January 5, 2011 

Hi Mandy! Thanks for being so nice to me on Twitter. And thanks for telling me through your blog about camp firefly. My niece would love it there. I sent them her information. Thanks so much. :) I hope we get to know each other better.

CarrieFairygirl - on Twitter.

Leslie Carroll

10:01 PM on January 2, 2011 

Proud of you!

Christy McBee

2:16 PM on January 1, 2011 

Just wanted to say hey. Great web site. It's great to see the things God is doing in your life.

Stacey Harper

11:17 AM on December 31, 2010 

Hey! I a signing in.....have visited your site before but haven't done this yet until now. This is great!

Beth Burgess

3:48 PM on December 30, 2010 

*Officially signing your guest book.* I have no idea what to say other than, keep up the good work, Mandy!

Mary Swisher

1:24 PM on December 29, 2010 

What an inspiration you are to all those you meet! I've never seen anybody go thru even half of your illnesses and have the outlook you do. You are the BEST!

Jessica Bishop

6:54 PM on December 26, 2010 

Hey Mandy,

IDK if you remember me or not but we were friends in elementary school at Flat Shoals Elem. And I remember spending the night with you a few times and having a Blast. I also remember your parents being so Kind and Awesoms. Maybe one day we could meet up and do Lunch. You have turned into such an Inspiring and Beautful young Lady. My prayers are with you and I love You :)

Sarah Gibson

11:06 AM on December 13, 2010 

Mandy, I only know you through post from Susan Crutchfield and Jennifer Holman. I just looked through this site, and I was blown away! Your faith in the Lord and dependence on Him is such an inspiration. Many people who struggle with illness and suffering turn away from the Lord and demand to know, "Why me?" Your positive outlook, your joy, and your constant focus on the Lord are a testimony to all those you reach. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your life, your struggles, your hope, and your love for the Lord. May He richly bless you and your family as you each seek to serve and honor Him.

Wayne Guyton

9:40 PM on December 9, 2010 

You're life is an inspiration and a testimony to the God's provision and Grace.

Thank you for sharing.


7:09 PM on December 9, 2010 

Love,love it!

Aimee Thompson

4:30 PM on December 9, 2010 


I think you are a beautiful person inside and out!!! I met you at the gym and have been inspired by watching you come to spin class when most people tell me they could never do that class! You are a true inspiration and I am always telling people about you when they tell me that cant do this exercise or that! Thanks for being you and not giving up!!!

Christopher faith

4:30 PM on December 9, 2010 

Hey just wanted to say hey


4:25 PM on December 9, 2010 

Hey just wanted to say hey


4:23 PM on December 9, 2010 

WOO HOO!!!! Lovin the new look here girlie ;) I gotta catch up on lookin at all your pics one evening. Hope you are feeling better and better - been praying for you, just haven't taken the time to stop and tell you that on fb or twitter - I know - BAD friend! LOL BUT the prayers are what matters, right? Love ya!

Jennifer Hughes

11:09 PM on December 5, 2010 

Hello Mandy,

I recent hard you speak at my friend's church for the women's annual Christmas party. Your story is truly amazing, you have a glow about you, and to be honest, when I saw the first time, I didn't even notice your leg was not there, I just saw your smile. Sometimes I struggle with depression, and I had had several issue to get depressed about, but your story is very motivating, and it makes me think, I have to be strong and keep moving. If the will is there you can live and live a happy life. Life is a fight, and a test, and if you give up on life, it will give up on you. I always beleived these things but it is hard to focus on that but there are people like you, that have been through it all, and still come out shining!! God Bless you in your journey and you are one of the lucky ones that knows your purpose in life, not many people know that........ God Bless... thank you for sharing your story!!

Jen Hughes:)

Lori Schafer

12:42 PM on December 5, 2010 

I saw you at Hope Community Church last night. I couldn't wait to get home to tell my husband about your story. I want to tell you that I first saw you before I saw your "disability", and that I noticed right away that you are a beautiful person. You have an inner beauty that absolutely RADIATES about you! And then when I saw you on stage, I have to say, having one leg certainly is not a disability for you. My sister and I were amazed how you moved so fluently. You are truly an amazing woman, and I am blessed for having witnessed your story. Thanks & God bless!

Ruth Ridley

7:37 AM on December 5, 2010 

Thanks for coming to Hope Community Church last night! What an amazing story! What a ministry!

Nicolas Valle

10:05 AM on November 26, 2010 

Mandy, I want to congratulate you for three things: First of all for believe in God and to be christian, Second, to be a brave heart persson and third for being an example for many other people who nedds to be encouraged to face their own problems. God Bless You.


12:16 AM on September 26, 2010 

I did not recognize just how magnificent was until a good ole buddy of mine made me aware of it

folks with scrambled minds think like this:

It is a pity, that now I can not express - it is very occupied. But I will be released - I will necessarily write that I think on this question.


1:03 PM on September 5, 2010 

Just leaving a little hello from ole parfume from Parfume

Rosalyn Jordan

2:24 PM on September 2, 2010 

Mandy you are so wonderful!!!

Angie C.

2:22 PM on September 2, 2010 

I loved hearing your story at A Woman Inspired. An I WILL be looking for you next year at She Speaks!


1:57 PM on September 2, 2010 


You are a lovely inspiration.


pam williams

1:42 PM on September 2, 2010 

I've been on your website several times & always forget the guest book.Thanks for the reminder. Mandy tou re awesome for sharing your story!! Keep up the good work!!


1:40 PM on September 2, 2010 



10:29 AM on August 12, 2010 

Mandy, you are an inspiration to me! You are a true gift in my life and in the lives of all others who come in contact with you. Keep sharing the word, you are phenomenal!

Stephanie Hinderliter

12:43 PM on July 16, 2010 


Thank you for sharing your story with the world. You are truly inspirational and it is amazing to see you in your pictures with the biggest smile on your face! I'm so happy that your 9 birthday curse is over and that you had a great birthday. Your faith in God has truly shown and keep doing what your doing because you look like the happiest person in the world!! God Bless!!


12:25 PM on July 16, 2010 


Bob Neill

5:22 PM on June 14, 2010 


Thanks for sharing with FPC-Newton last night. I know it was wonderful to have so many of your family there and we love your grandparents. My wife, Patty, and I were in the ensemble group and I watched the joy on your face as you sang along with us on "Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone." Also, we saw you speaking with one of our very special young members who suffers with Tourette's Syndrome. We remarked that meeting him might have been the reason that God brought you to that place at that time! God Bless You!

Bob Neill

Heather Oller

10:46 AM on June 1, 2010 

Hey Mandy!

My Husband Mark worked with you at Remax. I just wanted to tell you how wonderful of a person that you are and God has a plan for you. Keep up that good work!! God Bless!

Kimberly Johnson

11:01 AM on April 25, 2010 


I met you friday at the eWomen Conf I was one of your encouragers. You are an amazing woman and I enjoyedworking with you. Your story and outlook on life are inspiration. I will keep in touch and pray along side you for Gods best. You are's ALL about HIm.

Be blessed, Kimberly

Donna Summerlin

11:21 PM on March 24, 2010 


I went to school with your mom and met your dad at 16 working at Winn-Dixie. I was talking with your mom on facebook tonight after all these years and learned of your life and what you have experienced. You are a beautiful young lady that God has a purpose for here on this earth. You are such an inspiration! Your life is touching and I'm sure has touched so many people. Watching you has possibly given them hope and a reason to live through their desperate situation. I pray that God will continue to use your life to touch others through your testimony and hopefully someday, someone will find a cure. If not, we will all have a new body someday. God bless you always and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathryn Champion

5:07 PM on March 3, 2010 

WOW! I don't even have words right now to express what I'm feeling. I have been so touched and so moved by what little I've been able to read and look at this afternoon. Can't watch the You Tube posts til I get home, but am looking forward to seeing them. I DID get to look at the picture albums though and loved seeing all the pics. (Oh - and I DON'T know Taylor Hicks but I DO live close to where he is from - LOL)

Looking forward to exploring the site more as I have time and being brought even closer to my Father in Heaven because of it. Truly, truly a GODLY website - I don't see how ANYONE could read ANY of this and not feel His love washing all over them.

Shay Bailey

11:04 AM on January 13, 2010 

Hey Mandy! Congratulations on the upcoming events. I pray that more people will hear your story. Would you be interested in talking to a group a military high school boys?

Pam and Eddie Smith

4:18 PM on January 6, 2010 


You are an angel...always have been always will be, your wings are hidden, but you were sent here for us all to have inspiration. You are a gift from God, and I feel blessed to have had you as a friend in my lifetime. I have sat here at work today reading everything, looking thru the pictures, crying my eyes out over your Moms story, and remembering some of our times together thru High School. Your story is like no other, something that really should be published for the world to see...everyone should experience the joy you bring, the tears of the pain you and your family have been thru, your strength, your courage, everything you are that so many of us look up to! You are a real star have given so much, and I so mean so much...but I hope you always know what you have given to everyone whos life you have entered, is so have touched so many with that smile of yours, and that giggly laugh, I can hear it now...LOVE kids will be told about you! Not sure of God's plan and why this happened to someone as wonderful as you, and at such a young age, but I can tell you the impression you leave on the hearts of those around you is sent from him! You are everything in a woman I wish I could have your strength for one hour is more than I could ever dream of. You are loved Mandy...everything about you! Thank you for being an angel sent from heaven for me in my life! Thank you for sharing your story!

Love you girl!


Wendi Beasley

4:13 PM on January 6, 2010 

As a former teacher of Mandy, I can tell you first hand about her perservering, tenacious, and outgoing nature! I'm so proud of all you have become Mandy! Best of luck for continued success!


9:17 AM on December 2, 2009 

I love this site, Mandy! I just sat at my desk crying as I was looking through your pictures and reading the blogs and stories. You certainly are an inspiration to me. I sometimes get overwhelmed and let the world get the best of me. Thank you for bringing me back down to earth. I am so happy to have you as a friend.

Ti m & Kathy Robinson

12:11 AM on November 26, 2009 

mandy i have not seen you since you and alex were little girls, wow both of you have really grown up into beautiful young ladies, ask your mom and dad who we are and mandy you are truly a inspiration to others!!!!!!

Stacey Spradlin

12:50 AM on November 14, 2009 

It is so nice to see your pictures and family. I am Ken and Ellen Tackett's daughter. I met you in Bethesda, Maryland. My parents could not say enough wonderful things about you and your mom. I am so happy you are doing so well.

Sabrina Bailey

10:23 PM on November 2, 2009 

what an amazing story, I'd still love to hear it in person, stay strong

Mary Jo McCoy

10:09 AM on October 23, 2009 

Hello Mandy,

We met at the airport in ATL last Saturday, Oct 17. I was with my two sisters and we were on our way back to Kansas City after having spent a wonderful few days with our brother Nick in Atlanta. I just want to tell you what a pleasure it was to meet you and how much you impressed me. You have such a joy about it and it transfers to others - you quickly make friends and give yourself to others right away. I have been thinking about it and I think that God wants me to pray for you and your ministry. I think that people are put in our path for reasons and touch our lives with God kisses. If you are in Kansas City again please let me know. I would love to come and hear your story and will bring my sisters and daughter and niece as well. If you need a place to stay while in town, my home is always open to you.


Mary Jo McCoy

Leslie Carroll

2:10 PM on October 19, 2009 

Oh Mandy, you are such an inspiration to everyone! Your life is a testament to God's love and I am so very proud of you for having the wisdom to share your story with others. You are in my prayers, I know God has greater plans for you than we could ever dream! I love you so very much!!!

Rod & Anne Young

10:02 AM on October 19, 2009 

Very good job on the web page. We are all very pround of you, but not very surpised, because we know you, your heart and spirit.

Love Rod & Anne

Rod & Anne Young

10:02 AM on October 19, 2009 

Very good job on the web page. We are all very pround of you, but not very surpised, because we know you, your heart and spirit.

Love Rod & Anne

Arlene Krings

1:12 AM on October 18, 2009 

Dearest Mandy,

It has been such a blessing to meet with you this evening (10/17/09) and spend a few precious minutes breaking bread. God has granted you His Spirit and you are honoring Him by sharing the reason for the hope that is within you.

Your determination to reach out to others and to use the experiences that you have lived as a way to show the love of God and His blessings to you and the joy in your heart is so winsome that everyone knows it is real and not at all artificial and pretense.

May you continue in your quest to share the faith in the salvation for which you have been given and the true joy that you have each and every day, despite your affliction.

Many people suffer much less but have hope other than in man - may you continue reaching out to point The Way.

Our prayers will go out for you each and every day.



Gary Krings

12:42 AM on October 18, 2009 

Hi Mandy,

It was such a pleasure to meet you this evening and spend time with you and Candice to get to know you! Your story is one of true inspiration, illustrating how God is working in your life to bless many others. with your attitude of gratitude while facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles!

May God continue to bless you, and keep you well,


Pam Pully

8:41 PM on October 13, 2009 

Just wanted you to know I Love you and think you are doing Great Things,,,,Wonderful website

Dave Carroll

1:26 PM on October 13, 2009 

Have viewed the home page and think it is great !!!

Dave Carroll

10:40 AM on October 12, 2009 

The website is great and improving daily ! Heard you had another

very successful speaking engagement. So very proud of you !!

PaPaw - Dave Carroll

Dave Carroll

8:06 PM on October 11, 2009 

Hey Mandy,

I'm so very proud of you and want you to know that you did an amazing job at your first

speaking engagement. I was thoroughly encompassed by every word as was the

audience. Know you have another event today and know you will do a wonderful job.

These are the first steps to a wonderful, new career for you and there are countless

people out there waiting to hear your wonderful message of hope and triumphs in

life that offer encouragement to others in facing life's obstacles. You are my precious

Pick-O-Dixie grand baby and I could never be more proud.

Love you so much,

PaPaw -Dave Carroll


7:18 PM on October 11, 2009 

Hi Mandy, I like your site and enjoyed learning more about you. You are quite the inspiration and I wish you much success for the future. You are truly beautiful. :)


2:55 AM on October 11, 2009 

Girl- you know I love you and am SO proud of you!! Hooray for committing to sharing your story and pushing through unknown, the insecurities and the uncertainties of it. You ROCK!


11:31 PM on October 9, 2009 

Nice website Mandy! I have been following you on Twitter. I really hope to hear you speak in person someday. You do have an amazing story and God can use it to touch others for Him.

Brandi Nelson

10:49 PM on October 9, 2009 

MANDY!!! I love you!!! I'm so proud and happy for you. I praise God for our friendship and am blessed to be apart of your journey. I look forward to seeing how God uses you and your story to bless others! Way to be in HIS will.

Shelby Bishop

7:29 PM on October 9, 2009 

Hi Mandy, I have known of you since you were very young, I am so proud of you and to have known you . I love all your pics and stories. I will continue to follow your life, God Bless, Love

Jill Finney Haymore

5:59 PM on October 9, 2009 

You rock, my girl! You are perhaps the strongest, most self-assured woman of God that I have EVER met, (and I have met a lot of dynamic women thanks to my association with Mary Kay Cosmetics!). I have heard it said that you can tell the size of a woman's spirit by the size of the problem it takes to stop her. Nothing stops you! God put you in my life and I am grateful! It is exciting to see you grow into all you can be in Him!

Wendi Nunnery

4:02 PM on October 9, 2009 

Wow, Mandy, I never even knew that you struggled with this. You are such a credit, not only to women, but to what God will do for those who are faithful to Him. He's got an AWESOME plan for you. I'm sure you have helped many others who have similar struggles. Keep on smiling, beautiful!

Jennifer Holman

10:46 AM on October 9, 2009 

I saw Mandy speak at an Atlanta area church 2 weeks ago and she blew my mind with her dramatic and encouraging story. Her message was so powerful, and completely changed my way of thinking from then on. Each and every day I am so thankful for my life and for the new attitude that Mandy's words inspired!