Leslie Moore can see the hand of God from childhood to present as she stumbles through life with extreme fatigue.
She understands the importance of prayer and reading the Word of God. She believes nothing is by chance and the Lord has a purpose for each believer. In addition to MS, the Lord has brought Leslie through debilitating migraines, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. She believes all things are possible with Christ who strengthens her, and she strives to live her faith in Christ.
Leslie is a Manager in a Fortune 500 Company, a former owner of a non-profit, and an award-winning bilingual children’s Indie Book Author.
Raised by an illiterate father, and a coda mother (a person raised by deaf parents), her childhood was faced with unique communication challenges due to her father’s illiteracy and her mother’s vigilant fears and attitude. Leslie began working in the 7th grade and has not stopped.
In 1993 at age 23 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In that same year she gave birth to her son who was diagnosed with learning challenges when entering elementary school; she was told he would never read. Leslie rebuked that declaration in the name of Jesus and a battle began: a fight for her son’s education that inspired her to write children’s books. Leslie is passionate about sharing the gift of reading with children who have fewer resources in environments of need.
She has served on non-profit boards, taught Sunday school, facilitates a Bible study, and has given many hours to volunteer projects such as: The Urban League of PGH Hunger Svcs., Jambo Charity, Scouts, and the MS Society’s MS150.
When you wake up in the morning, she advises, seek the Lord and mimic His walk. Don’t look for accolades in this life–look forward to them in heaven. Jesus took 12 ordinary people and turned the world upside down!