Diabetes left the 64-year-old blind in one eye and forces her to undergo kidney dialysis three times a week.
She also has arthritis that keeps her confined to a wheelchair.
Despite all that, she still spends 10 hours a day at her computer, translating...
Sylliboy also fears a heart attack could kill her.
"I want to be able to meet my creator and tell him I did my share of promoting my language and my prayers and my spirituality with others," said Sylliboy.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
BIBLE NEWS: Translating in the Face of Deadly Illness
Many Bible translators work under difficult conditions as they try to bring the gospel to remote and often hostile tribes. But some face difficulty in the comfort of their own homes. Helen Sylliboy is working to finish translating the Bible into Mi'kmaq (a language of the Native Americans of Canada) in the face of extreme health problems which threaten to end her life before her work is done.