At 3 feet 10 inches, Dorothy Jean Montague was shorter than most, even among others living with dwarfism.
Throughout her lifetime, she faced a heavy load of physical challenges, but none greater than her confinement to a wheelchair at the age of 42. Intelligent, vibrant and gregarious, she kept her personal battle with fear and discouragement hidden from all but her closest friends and faced the challenges of life with apparent defiance and cheer. Driven by her great faith in Jesus, she committed herself to a lifestyle of loving others who experienced challenges; the small, the weak, the broken and the marginalized.
Sadly, Dorothy Jean was to lose her final physical battle against illness, succumbing to complications brought on by Covid-19. In the final months before her sickness, Dot was searching for creative ways that she might actively enter God’s mission, despite her own limitations. She determined she would love to serve neighborhood families raising kids with disabilities. Dot wasn’t able to achieve this final goal, but in her memory and honor, we’ve established DJ’s Kids to come alongside these families, loving and serving them in Jesus’ name.