Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.   1 Corinthians 13:4-7

In March 2010, Joran Frogner was in a horrific car crash, and her life was forever changed. This website has been designed to help tell  Joran's story, an amazing testimony to the power of prayer, faith, hope, and love.

Joran Frogner's Inspiring Journey

We are heartbroken to announce that Joran has gone to be with The Lord.  Prayers are requested for Joran's family and friends at this time, as preparations are being made to celebrate Joran's life.  Joran's obituary was published in the Palm Beach Post and appears below and at the following link:

FROGNER, Joran Ann
Joran Ann Frogner, of Lake Worth, FL, whose brave fight has been chronicled on Facebook and on, went to be with The Lord on July 9, 2015. Joran is survived by her mother Katheryn Walker (Terry) and father Jim Frogner (Ellen); siblings Lindsay and Meredith Walker and Sara and Jimmy Frogner; and an extensive group of loving family and friends who have supported Joran throughout her recovery. An Atlantic High School graduate and Palm Beach State College student, Joran loved her cat, children and working as an afterschool teacher at Hagen Road Elementary School. While her life was forever changed on March 18, 2010, when she was in a horrific car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury and unable to care for herself or communicate, she was learning to talk and walk with help from her therapists and her mother and pool therapy in the family pool which she loved. Joran and her mother had a strong bond and friendship and she was an incredible young woman and had an amazing sense of humor and was happy and smiling in spite of her disabilities. It is by the grace of God and a testament to her strength and faith that she was able to find peace and joy on a daily basis while being cared for by her mother (Katheryn), step-father (Terry) and sister (Lindsay) at home in Lake Worth for more than five years until The Lord called her home on Thursday. She was such a strong woman and an inspiration to all who knew her and she will be missed by all who loved her, including her cat (Zoe) who feels lost without her. Her memorial service will be held at 3:00PM on Saturday August 1st at Faith United Methodist Church, 6340 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33437. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the State of Florida Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, ATTN: Gerald Jackson, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-25, Tallahassee, FL 32399. 

Throughout Joran's journey, Katheryn has taken great comfort from Sarah Young's devotional, Jesus Calling.  The devotional for July 27 and the accompanying scriptures seem especially appropriate as we grieve the loss of Joran, because all who saw Katheryn and Joran together know that it was exactly this hope that kept them going on a day-to-day basis.  May we all continue to keep Joran's family in our thoughts and prayers.

"Hope is a golden cord connecting you to heaven. This cord helps you hold your head up high, even when multiple trials are buffeting you. I never leave your side, and I never let go of your hand. But without the cord of hope, your head may slump and your feet may shuffle as you journey uphill with Me. Hope lifts your perspective from your weary feet to the glorious view you can see from the high road. You are reminded that the road we’re traveling together is ultimately a highway to heaven. When you consider this radiant destination, the roughness or smoothness of the road ahead becomes much less significant. I am training you to hold in your heart a dual focus: My continual Presence and the hope of heaven."  
~From Sarah Young's beautiful devotional, Jesus Calling, July 27th's entry

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
—Romans 12:12

But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
—1 Thessalonians 5:8

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
—Hebrews 6:18–19

Joran's Memorial Service was held on Saturday, August 1st at Faith United Methodist Church in Boynton Beach. Friends and family gathered to remember Joran and celebrate her life, and many shared stories about how Joran touched their lives.  The video below shows just a glimpse of the strong, willful, hopeful, faithful, joyous young woman that Joran was, and the memory of her smile and her laugh will live forever in our hearts.

Joran will always be remembered as full of energy, faith, hope and love.  Joran had a great sense of humor, she loved to smile and have fun, and she especially enjoyed the freedom of being able to get out of the house, whether to go to Olive Garden or just getting out for the day...

Isabella created this beautiful memorial for Joran, in Minecraft Heaven.  Joran touched the lives of so many people, including her students and all the children who knew and loved her. We are all better people for having known and loved you, Joran!  You are so very loved, and you will be so missed and always, always remembered.