Tiffany Condon York Looks to the Future

Tiffany Condon York feels it was her background in Scientology that made it easy to make things work for her in life.

At 28, Tiffany York née Condon is happy in her work, in her marriage—in life. But when she was diagnosed with viral encephalitis at age 15, the odds were slim that she would live to see this happen.

“I had been in a coma in the hospital for 2 1/2 days,” she says. “The doctors were worried that if I ever woke up I would be badly brain damaged and unable to function.”

Tiffany’s mother, a Scientologist, turned things around. She immediately began administering Scientology assists to her daughter. Assists are techniques developed by L. Ron Hubbard that address the spiritual and emotional factors in illness and injury. Throughout the night her mother carried on, determined to help. And by morning it had worked.

“I woke up and I was fine—no aftereffects whatsoever. The doctors called me a miracle,” says Tiffany.

This incident had a tremendous impact on Tiffany’s life. Raised in a family of Scientologists, she had tended to take what she knew of the religion for granted. No longer so.

Several years later, Tiffany became a staff member at the Church of Scientology of Chicago, supervising students on the various courses offered by the Church. It was while working there that she met artist Owen York.

“I wanted Owen to do a portrait of me that I could give my parents for Christmas,” she says. ”While he was painting me we started talking. We talked and talked and didn’t stop. He has this strong creative drive and I find that very admirable. He’s also very funny and friendly and well balanced.”

That was December 2008. Ironically, a few days earlier she had written down all the qualities she wanted in a husband and he completely fit the bill.

When he proposed to her a few months later, on Valentines Day, she accepted immediately. The couple moved to Clearwater, Florida, in 2009 and were married in September 2010.

Tiffany now works in marketing at a Clearwater business.

“I would never have considered being in sales when I was growing up. It is only the communication skills I gained in my Scientology training that made it possible for me to succeed in this field,” she says.

As to the future, Tiffany plans to raise a family, carry on with her career and continue with Scientology training and spiritual counseling.

“I’m happy with where I am and know where I am going and how to get there,” she says.

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