Please tell us what inspired you to be part of Mission Hope?

I have faced challenges that were very difficult. A debilitating illness with a chronic progression. It has been life altering and still have managed to be able to say YES to life.  I hoped that what I discovered could help another person with the challenges they may be facing.

Who is your biggest influence and why?

My mother.  She believed in me even when things were bleak, she supported me.  Her courage and the things she lived through inspired me to have more courage.  If she could live through her many difficulties, losing her country, fleeing for her life and living through the devastation of living through war, I too could survive and find a way to thrive. She was a master communicator and gifted in so many ways.  She became my role model.

Tell us something we don’t know about you?

I loved being in theater because of the challenge of becoming someone new.  I loved the camaraderie of the theater.  They were some of my happiest times.

Since we try to share inspiration at Motivation Champs can you share your favorite inspirational quote?
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer  

What was your favorite book as a child?

My favorite story was Heidi by Johanna Spyri. I was inspired by Heidi’s kindness and caring for her friend Clara. 

What is your favorite activity to do with the family? 

Anytime we can be together as a family is the best for me. They are my inspiration to keep me going. My family has been my Rock and Support and am forever grateful they are all in my life. I have been the luckiest person to have so many wonderful people in my life and am filled with gratitude for all of them.

What do you hope the reader gets from this book?

We all have a way of thinking about the things that get thrown in our way as obstacles. Our obstacles and how we respond to them reveal who we really are. Our essence is more than the difficulties we face.  We can find love and have fun and keep moving forward no matter what comes our way. Treating others with love and respect will only come back to us in many positive ways.

Are you working on any other projects?

I have taken classes on how to do video.  I’ve just started so I have lots to learn.  My goal is to help as many people as possible within my reach. I am always reading and studying to become a better me. I love working with people and find my greatest joy when I can assist another person.

Where can we get in touch with you?

Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live in.