A brain aneurysm nearly ended Florean Weisz's life five years ago, but emergency brain surgery and faith in God saved her life, she said.
Weisz took her survival as a sign from God and a chance to spread His word.
"I'm a miracle," Weisz said. "I'm a religious person and I just wanted to do something to give back to God."
She began writing a play two years ago, which she finished in July.
"After All These Years," a gospel play, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Fremont Community Theatre.
"The theme is never giving up," she said. "No matter how difficult things go and how hard they get, don't give up. Keep the hope and keep the faith and God will turn things around."
The play touches on a variety of topics that many people deal with on a daily basis.
"'After All These Years' presents the views of five family members who have either lost, struggled with or continued to keep their faith during traumatizing moments," Weisz said.
Characters in the play face marriage problems, health concerns, a life-threatening car accident and two-faced co-workers.
"There are so many people going through some of the stuff in this play and need to deal with it," Weisz said.
The play draws cast members from Sandusky, Clyde, Bellevue and Fremont.
"The family carries on the strong bond they share when tragedy strikes. But faith, hope and joy are the key to overcoming their storms," Weisz said.
Tickets for the play are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Miss Mae Hair and Nails, 136 South Front Street in Fremont, and Miracle Hair Designs, 607 Walnut Street in Fremont.
Tickets are non-refundable and doors open an hour before each show.