A 92-years-young mother of nine named Joan, recently shared her simple secret to persevering in hope and fortitude even when the going gets tough: "God asked me to go out there and pray, so I did." Joan's simple obedience led her to spend years praying at the Clearwater, Florida, 40 Days for Life vigil--EVERY DAY from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Meet Joan in today's video blog, in which we honor her for her years of heroic sacrifice.

Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.