Resilience, Determination, Support and Hard Work
This Women’s History Month I am thankful for the many women who paved the way for me. These amazing women include my mother, sister, daughter, mentors, friends, colleagues, managers and too many others to list. With these women as guides and companions, my path has been smooth yet challenging, steady yet adventurous. For all of those women, I am deeply grateful.
I know a beautiful five year-old named Samira. At birth, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation that doctors thought would keep her from seeing, speaking, walking, running and living her life like any typical child. Of course, her family was devastated: they wanted only the best for their newborn daughter. Samira’s mother, however, immediately jumped into action. She sought doctors who specialized in Samira’s condition and found the physical, occupational, speech and other therapies that she needed to thrive. Samira’s mom fought the doctors, therapists and insurance companies to make sure her daughter received the best treatments and support.