Great reminder that failing is an option, but giving up isn't.
Sometimes we forget our own greatness. I came across this old blog article I wrote for Amber Vilhauer's site and thought I'd share it. Hope this helps others with their own life challenges.
Paying it forward as many of you voted for me to get a new van. Although I didn't win that contest, here's a valuable contest my dear friend and founder of the Abled Hawai'i Artists Festival (AHA), Mar Ortaleza, is in. AHA aims to celebrate the arts by promoting the talents of people with diverse abilities. You can only vote once and it's open until April 6th. Thank you for your part in making a difference. #DifferenceMakesUs #EtsySmallBusiness http://wshe.es/TbHLRf2h
An example of what's possible when we approach each other with an open mind and open heart. https://youtu.be/Fls_W4PMJgA
It's a longer read, but the true beginning of justice & equality. Thank you, Darren Walker, CEO of the Ford Foundation, for your humility and inspired strategic plan toward an inclusive society.
Hi Everyone! My whole life, I've had to think out of the box, so I appreciate out of the box thinking.
I was blessed with a check from my fabulous and wonderfully creative friend, Mitch (who's also my hair stylist), who put together his own crowdfunding campaign (you can view it at https://www.gofundme.com/dcm5u9t8) tauting me as Wonder Woman. Combining online and offline donations, he raised about $950 to go toward my Freedom Van.
Mitch is one of the most unique human beings... I know. His genuine heart to truly know and help people has touched many lives, but especially mine (beyond this single contribution). He always makes me smile and I can feel his love and compassion through every hug he blesses me with. His light makes me want to shine my light a little bit brighter.
Thank you, Mitch, for your support, friendship and the best hair a girl could ask for. Love you. XOXO
People with disabilities are the world's largest minority group, and they want their voices heard this election.
We did it!!! I am a Semi-finalist for the van!!! Thank you to EVERYONE, whether you voted once or everyday, your support means the world to me. Now, it's time pray.
Day 28 5/30. 2 days left in the contest. Please VOTE & SHARE.
Day 27 5/29. 3 days left in the contest. Please VOTE & SHARE.
Day 26, 5/24. The countdown is on. Only 6 days left in the contest. Please VOTE & SHARE.
Day 16 (5/19). Great news! Today, I got the opportunity to share my story and the story of 18 million Americans who have mobility disabilities on Hawaii News Now Sunrise Morning Show.
Here's the link if you'd like to tune in. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/…/local-hero-contest-celebrate…
Let's keep the momentum going!...
Day 16 (May 19). Please VOTE & SHARE.