Gardner-Webb Invites Triple Amputee to Share Story

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Dimensions Program to Host Kristan Seaford on Oct. 18

By Bryton Mitchell, (’17) GWU Intern for Communications

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— Wife, mother, former therapist, cancer survivor, and triple amputee will share her story at Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 9:25 a.m. The event will be in Stewart Hall of Tucker Student Center, located on GWU’s main campus, and is free and open to the public.

Kristan Seaford of Matthews, N.C., wife of 15 years and mother of five children, came down with what seemed like a routine flu in 2013. In actuality, she had a life-threatening condition called septic shock. It would take a miracle from God to save her, and that is exactly what happened. Despite being a triple amputee, Seaford is living life to the fullest, and is now a motivational and faith-building speaker.

“Kristan’s story demonstrates God’s power to bring the good out of bad situations so that others might see God’s glory,” explained Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president of Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University.

Seaford’s experience has increased her own faith in God, and she strives to share His love, power, and grace with every person she encounters. Her speeches have not only uplifted individuals, but have inspired them to go and conquer their own struggles.

For more information about Kristan Seaford, visit

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions program seeks to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and to promote a sense of community. More information is available by calling the GWU Office of Christian Life & Service at 704-406-4277 or visiting

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4253 or email

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).