Jan is the wife of baseball great Dave Dravecky. Dave had an amazing career with the San Francisco Giants that ended when his pitching arm had to be amputated due to cancer. The Draveckys, from that point on, have become instrumental with helping others who have suffered due to cancer and the loss of limbs.
An accomplished author and speaker, Jan found herself fighting crippling anxiety and depression that refused to lift. Admonitions to “snap out of it” or “pray through it” only left her guilt-ridden and exhausted. Jan shares her own “comeback” story from her book, “A Joy I’d Never Known.” With honesty and candor, she provides a glimpse of how God prepared her and Dave for their ministry to the hurting by first leading them through their own dark, tear-filled valley.
According to Jan, “When I was going through my depression and panic attacks, I thought I was the only one, I share my story so that others, who find themselves in the same valley, will know that they are not alone and that they, too, can make it to the other side”
The 17th annual Turlock Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 13th 2010, 6:45 to 8:30 AM at the Larsa Banquet Hall, 2107 E. Monte Vista Ave. (near Quincy Road).
Tickets are $20.00 each and are available at Geiger’s Fine Jewelers, Family Bible Center and The Salvation Army.
For more information, call (209) 632-7039 or visit