featured in We are Evangelicals, Dec. 2014

My name is Naomy De Peña and I am 33 years old. I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I’m a special education teacher. A daughter, a friend, a sister, a lot of things. 

About two and a half years ago I started showing symptoms of pain and joint stiffness in my body. I was hurting a lot physically. Not only physically but also emotionally. This was taking a big toll on me. I was unable to do a lot of the things that I needed to do as a mom, as a teacher, as a wife.

I was a runner and that was one of the first things I had to give up. I was unable to move...