Meet the couple behind Jinka, a Houston-based business born of love

Meet the couple behind Jinka, a Houston-based business born of love | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Meet the couple behind Jinka, a Houston-based business born of love | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2

HOUSTON – If you or a loved one has ever faced a life-changing diagnosis, you know how crucial a good support system can be. When one local man’s wife was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, he took it one step further and started looking for a way to help heal her.

LJ Williams developed a health food called Jinka to help his wife, Kim Williams, battle the disease. In discussing how it all started, the couple began with the first day they met.

When LJ Williams' wife Kim Williams was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, he quickly got to work and developed Jinka, a health food that has since turned into a thriving business in Houston (Copyright 2020 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

“It was love at first sight. She seen me and just couldn’t take her eyes off me," joked LJ.

The pair laughed at LJ’s apparently incorrect memory. Kim took no time to set the record straight.

“When we met each other our first time, I didn’t gaze too long because he had on a choker," said Kim. “He wouldn’t shake me that day, so we connected, and it really has been love ever since.”

The couple then welcomed a baby girl into their lives, after which Kim received the news about her diagnosis. According to Kim, diabetes was not an option for their family.

“We had a one-year-old, and I had never been diagnosed with anything in life," said Kim. “I was just thankful to have a husband that understood that this wasn’t an option and was able to do something to correct it.”


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