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Pastor Greg Rohlinger – January 13, 2013

Pastor Greg Rohlinger

Lead Pastor Greg Rohlinger. I will finish this post after church this morning. In the meantime you can find out more at http://www.palmvalley.org OK we’re home. The above image was taken during one of 7 Christmas services December 23rd or 24th. The series at church for the new year is CLEAN SLATE. Greg shared quite a bit about his struggles over the past 18-24 months after being diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy. Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare condition that causes symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease. However, patients with MSA have more widespread damage to the part of the nervous system that controls important functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating. The cause is unknown. MSA develops gradually and is most often diagnosed in men older than 60. There is no cure for MSA, and there is no known way to prevent the disease from getting worse. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms. The outcome is poor. Loss of mental and physical functions slowly get worse. Early death is likely. The typical survival time from the time of diagnosis is 7 to 9 years. Greg was 41 when diagnosed and is the youngest person with MSA. Our church, and the greater west valley area are praying for a miracle and complete healing. Its incredibly humbling to hear him speak about how God is using him to reach out to people he would have never came in contact with, except for this debilitating illness. He is and continues to be a very inspiring speaker. Greg…. “KEEP ON ROCKING”.

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