Augie Nieto didn't just come to grips with his ALS, he began to persevere and overcome. He summoned those same rare qualities that made him an effective and respected leader, and applied them to his new reality.
Does a person who perspires a lot -- say a personal trainer or certified yoga instructor -- possess a greater capacity to transform innovative ideas into realities? I have no way of knowing, but after meeting Sarah Gardner, I'm inclined to say hell yes!
Gloria left her full time marketing job in August of last year to become a Digital Activist Fellow with the Polaris Project, an organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
After talking for a while with Renee at the copier, Kwame invited her to visit his village and help with the seven children being home schooled at Kwame's mother's house. She accepted his invitation. The experience changed her life.
To bring this full circle, when I say that Joyce and Ted are "wealthy," I'm not referring to the size of their bank account (of which I have no knowledge); I'm speaking in the more humanistic and spiritual sense of the word.
With only his pick-up truck and a few plastic storage bins for food, Arthur would routinely transport as much as he could carry to a local nonprofit. However, as Gather began to expand, a few bins turned into dozens, and the pick-up truck turned into a full-fledged refrigerated truck.
Upon graduating, Rachel Faller took the road less traveled. And by, 'road,' I mean that she hopped on a plane, said goodbye to the comforts of American living and launched a socially responsible fashion label in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.