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Joanne Gibbs’ life was turned upside down when her husband Dean was diagnosed with cancer, then a heart defect and he was left paralysed after treatment with only months to live. A widow at 50, Joanne drew some comfort from the transforming faith her husband had discovered shortly before his death, and attended an Alpha course, which has helped her to start again.

Joanne features as part of the book ‘John Sentamu’s Hope Stories’ published by Darton Longman and Todd (Sept 2014). (ISBN: 978-0-232-53109-1).  Watch a short video of her hope story ‘All I had to do was ask’ here: