Related Information for Joni Eareckson Tada JONI EARECKSON TADAFounder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder of Joni and Friends, an organization accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community. A diving accident in 1967 left Mrs. Tada a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, unable to use her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, Joni re-entered the community with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations. “My church made a huge difference.. read more