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Lillian Michelson Julien

After the sudden passing of her daughter Michelle, Lily Julien became more spiritual in a quest to find comprehension of her unimaginable loss. In a dream her daughter spoke to her and said, "I am okay mommy, you are the ones who are not okay, and you need to help each other.” Lily says that at home her two other children, Greer and Spencer, who were young teenagers at the time of the accident, would go out into a world where no one could understand what they had been through. She awoke from that dream with a vision of a place where parents and siblings were coming together for emotional support through alternative healing, using yoga, meditation, reiki, music, and...

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Jodi Cutler

Published author, super mom and Consultant to Cochlear Europe, Middle East & Africa: meet Jodi Cutler Everything changed when Jodi discovered her son had a bilateral sensorineural profound hearing loss two months after moving to Italy in 1997. He was ten months old at the time, and the Audiologist said, “Your son is Deaf. You live in Italy. You must speak Italian to your son, no English, or he will be too confused and never learn to speak.” Hearing that at the time was just insult to injury. Fast forward eight years when Jordan received his first cochlear implant, and their lives changed from incredibly difficult to liberating! The cochlear implant gave him access to his surrounding world filled with...

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Aida Phillips Privado

Aida Phillips was always a very spiritual and positive person, but with her journey to adoption, she gained a new perspective on miracles. After two years of fertility struggles, a few failed adoptions and some lawyers who met with the couple only to take their consultation money….she was mentally and physically exhausted. Then they got the call, a family had chosen them! Aida says, “My life changed forever the day we brought home our daughter Milana, we adopted her from birth and it has been the best 5 1/2 years of my life. "I learned the meaning of unconditional love having her as my daughter” she expresses. Aida, born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, had a...

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Jenny Green Powers

On 7-29-04 Jenny had a gold charm inscribed with the date 7-29-04 because it was the worst day of her life and she wanted a solid reminder that things could only get better from here.That morning she had told her husband she was leaving him. Asked unexpectedly to work an event that night, she went because it beat staying home and crying. She put on her newly inscribed charm and went to work. That evening she met a handsome stranger. He asked why she was wearing today's date around her neck, and Jenny told him the reason why this was the worst day of her life. The man told Jenny that he would call her in 2 months time to...

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