The mission and vision of Rising Above is to bring the love of God and hope in Christ to special-needs families with support, encouragement, inspiration, and community. Rising Above Ministries was birthed in 2005, based upon Jeff and Becky Davidson’s own experiences raising Jon Alex, their son with profound special needs. At first Rising Above was a local ministry in Cookeville, Tennessee serving special needs families in the Upper Cumberland area. As the ministry began to rapidly grow, more and more events, programs, and services were added. Soon the ministry evolved into a national organization serving many communities and families across the country.