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Scott Sargent: The Truth Will Set You Free!

Scott Sargeant: The Truth Will Set You Free

…for the last 18 years I’ve been living a lie, and I’ve been lying to you!

Some of you know that I had a tragic accident 18 years ago that left me paralyzed
from the neck down. What most of you don’t know is the truth that my ‘accident’
wasn’t an accident.

Please take 8 minutes to watch my TEDx talk to hear the truth of my story.

If you find it to be inspiring and valuable, please share it for others to
benefit from…

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Driving Miss Norma

91-year-old who inspired thousands by skipping chemotherapy to go on end of life road trip has passed to life after life and we thank her for sharing her journey!

‘Over these past 12 months, all of us have learned so much about living, caring, loving and embracing the present moment’

Driving Miss Norma

Instead of undergoing cancer treatment she decided to take a road trip across the United States

Norma Jean Bauerschmidt’s travels have been followed by more than 400,000 people on the Facebook page “Driving Miss Norma”, which posted pictures and accounts of her journey.

Ms Bauerschmidt’s daughter-in-law Ramie, who set up the Facebook page, wrote that Ms Bauerschmidt had decided to take the trip last year after being diagnosed with uterine cancer and told by her doctor that surgery, radiation and chemotherapy were unlikely to treat the illness

“We found ourselves sitting in an OB/GYN office talking about treatment options,” a post read. “You know the drill: surgery, then radiation and chemo in some order. When the doctor was finished he asked her how she would like to proceed.

“A tiny woman at 101 pounds and under five-feet tall, an exhausted Norma looked the young doctor dead in the eye and with the strongest voice she could muster, said, ‘I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road.'”

Ms Bauerschmidt set off from Michigan with her son Tim, daughter-in-law and their dog Ringo on 24 August 2015.

A post marking a year on the road said: “We have driven the RV nearly 13,000 miles and slept in over 75 different locations in 32 states.

“Miss Norma has experienced more ‘firsts’ than we can count. Big things, like riding in a hot air balloon or on a horse, to little things like getting a pedicure or having her first taste of key lime pie, oysters and fried green tomatoes. She has had her hair done by ten different stylists and has crossed the time zones 9 times (I think.)

“Over these past 12 months, all of us have learned so much about living, caring, loving and embracing the present moment. No matter where we are, when asked where her favorite spot has been on this trip, Norma now says, ‘Right here!’ We have also learned so much about the human spirit and the beauty of people from all over the world.”

Ms Bauerschmidt began hospice care in the town of Friday Harbour, San Juan Island, Washington – her final stop – in August when her health began to deteriorate.

The San Juan County Coroner Randall Gaylord confirmed Ms Bauerschmidt died on Friday morning.

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Clyde Terry, Emerging Leaders Academy

In California where the cost to keep a criminal behind bars is between $47,000 – $94,000 per year and 70% of offenders return to jail within 1 year of being released. One man created a program that is changing lives for the better.

There are positive solutions to our challenges and positive people out there working hard to make them happen Clyde Terry is building a world that works for everyone!

Clyde lives a life of service and leadership. After 10 years in the Marine Corps, he went on to serve as an LA County Sheriff for 25 years. He has worked most of his career in two of LA’s toughest communities Compton and Watts.

While serving as a Sheriff he noticed that he was arresting the same people year after year and knew there had to be a better way. The solution he developed is a program called the Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) that is turning around and saving lives.

The Emerging Leaders Academy provides tools for self empowerment through guidance, mentoring and training.  ELA is a path to opportunities, providing participants with essential career developmental skills for traditional employment, entrepreneurship training and a therapeutic writing workshop, all being alternatives to criminal behavior and violence thereby empowering participants to take a new direction in life.

IT WORKS!  90% of the Emerging Leaders Academy graduates do not re-offend! Let that sink in.  9 out of 10 of the graduates go forward in life and become positive contributors to their families, communities and country.

To learn more about ELA visit them online: http://EmergingLeaders360.org

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