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Visionary Honoree Shares Faith Story

Takoma Park, MD (January 25, 2018)  Washington Adventist University welcomed back Mark Moore, author of A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance, to speak at Wednesday’s weekly convocation. He was joined by his wife, Brenda.  

Moore shared his story of suffering two strokes at the age of 46, enduring a month-long, medically induced coma, and waking up to paralysis on the left side of his body. From CFO to COO and co-founder of a multi-million dollar company, Moore was used to being in control but soon realized that he would have to relinquish everything to God.

“The most important thing I learned was that I had to trust God, I had to simply surrender and not try to control my recovery,” said Moore. “The medical profession did the best they could, but everything was up to Him.”

Three months after recovering from the strokes and major brain surgery he returned to work, and in less than a year he ran a 5K race in the District of Columbia. He attributes his recovery to God providing him the strength to handle whatever came his way and his wife reminding him that his recovery was meant to be a testimony to others.

Moore and his wife have since set out to make a difference in their community and established the Mark & Brenda Moore Family Foundation in 2010, the center of their philanthropic activity. They are passionate philanthropists, who seek to make a difference in the lives of others, through healthcare, education, the arts and Christian Evangelism.

Together they were honored at WAU’s Fifth Annual Visionaries Gala in 2017 with the Excellence in Civic and Charitable award.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 42 undergraduate programs. The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

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Emeraude Victorin, 301-576-0193, news@wau.edu