Can you imagine being born without arms or legs? What would be the quality of your life? How would you cope? What would your attitude or personality be like? How about the depth of your humor, the level of your faith, or your compassion for others?
Meet the lovely Amy Brooks.
Amy was born with an extremely rare condition called Tetraphocomelia--having no arms or legs. She was then left abandoned at the hospital by her birth parents where the staff was asked if they could "put her in a room and not feed her."
In her inspiring, humorous, and uplifting 2-part autobiography, Amy takes you on an amazing journey as she shares her life story and her enviable faith. All throughout, she will make you laugh. She will also make you cry a little. Most importantly, Amy will challenge and inspire you in a way that promises to change your life forever!
Amy Brooks is a joyful, exuberant and faithful Christian whose vision is to glorify Christ by testifying to the unbeliever of His saving grace and by bringing encouragement to those who already know Him. Her writing honors her adoptive family and their love for her.
Jeff Ferris has more than fifty published articles with various publications and has written a book on evangelism. He is a contributing writer for Pathway Christian Newspaper in Toledo, OH where he resides with his wife, Ginny and their three adult children, sons-in-law and three grandchildren.
Some of Amy's earliest memories are the times she spent with her sister, painting those little houses that go under your tree, or on your mantles at Christmas time. And the puff paint shirts in the '80's!
As she grew into her teen years she started to draw and once she graduated high school, she picked up a technique called 'Paper Tole'.
In the summer of 2014, Amy began an internship at SteelGate Studio under the mentorship of Alex Jones. There she has been learning software such as Photoshop, CaptureOne and PhotoMechanic. Using the software she has begun to grow in editing skills as well as taking care of some productions.
All of the work you see on this site was created by either holding tools in Amy's mouth or between her chin and shoulder. Amy believes that, though she may not have the talent of Picasso or Norman Rockwell, the talent she has was God-given. She says she loves creating art to show that, "If God can use me, He can use ANYONE!"