SANDY Lindsay Newbold is a walking, talking example of someone who makes a habit of overcoming obstacles and turning lemons into lemonade.
Friends, associates and doctors label her going on a mission as a miracle. Ever since the sixth grade, Newbold nurtured a desire to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But at the age of 15, she contracted lupus, and it was difficult just to finish high school. Somehow, she pulled the grades to get into Brigham Young University and was in and out of various semesters there.
When she turned 21, she began to fill out the requisite paperwork to serve a mission. But there was that little obstacle of getting a doctor to certify a clean bill of health. Her doctor said "no."