I’m so glad you’re here!

A little bit about me. I create joy; stained glass, quilts, or DIY projects. I love electric guitar solos, wooden roller coasters, burnt marshmallows, and coffee. I am a pharmacist and a storyteller. I began my writing career in 2011 with Red Chair Moments. In 2020, I changed the site to what you see today. So if you see snippets of the phrase Red Chair Moments you’ll know why.

In 2015 a rare neuromuscular disease hijacked my body. Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis is characterized by severe muscle weakness and episodic paralysis. This illness threatened to derail my sense of worth, security, and identity. Suddenly, I catapulted into the world of chronic illness. Click here to read more about my story, Confessions of a Zebra. 

I retired my pharmacist lab coat and replaced it with a boxer robe bearing the word, “Overcomer.” Life with a chronic illness is a daily fight, but God grants His strength each day. As a chronic illness warrior, I get by each day with Jesus, coffee, and afternoon naps. 

A rare illness hijacked my body, but it can not hijack my hope.

Prescription for Hope is my online hangout with refill reminders of God’s faithfulness and His chronic presence in our life. 

I share life with these amazing people. {Seriously, they rock.}

My family and I live in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  My husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary in June. 

We have two teens in high school (pray for us) who are active in soccer, softball, and spending our money. I am an obnoxious enthusiastic sports mom. I figure, after childbirth, it’s a mother’s privilege to embarrass my kids, especially during their games. 

Our parenting woes debunk the myth of “unicorns, leprechauns, and the perfect parents” (Tom Gerdy). We pray for patience and grace each day. 

My husband and I met at a wedding; he a guest of the groom and I a guest of the bride. After four years of a long-distance relationship (getting that college degree) we tied the knot. Twenty-two years and four homes later, we found ourselves living back where we met, in the shadow of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 

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The Third Person Bio {where I sound important}:

April White is an off-road 4×4 Jeep shotgun wife, cheerleader to two teenagers, and a pharmacist. Until five years ago, the only thing missing from April’s idyllic life was a white picket fence and a deer-proof garden. However, in 2015, a rare illness, Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, threatened to derail April’s sense of worth, security, and identity.

Though April retired her career as the neighborhood pharmacist, she continues to dispense hope. Life with a chronic illness is a daily fight, but God grants His strength each day. God is using April’s chronic battle as a platform to write and speak of God’s chronic presence. 

April holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from James Madison University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. April is the columnist for the “Pressing On” column for the quarterly chronic illness magazine, Broken but Priceless and Inspire a Fire. She also writes for Reach Out Columbia and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse magazine. 

April’s book, coauthored a book with Marilyn Nutter, Destination Hope A Travel Companion When Life Falls Apart (Ambassador International Publication), is scheduled for release Spring 2021.

April is available to speak at your event. Get a spiritual refill at www.AprilDawnWhite.com



May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace

as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope

by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

My Christmas Gift to You!

My Christmas Gift to You!


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