100 Huntley Street
100 Huntley Street - March 8, 2019
Born in Haiti as the only daughter and the youngest sibling to two boys, l learned to fight for my rights and be strong at a very early age. As far I can remember, life in Haiti was beautiful, but l constantly had to battle with my older brothers and stand my ground, which served as a preparation for the world l was about to face and help shape me into a resilient and determined woman. I moved to the U.S.A at the age of 12 and this enabled me to dream with greater aspirations of making my dreams come true. However, I lived a life full of worries and my fears were always greater than the opportunities presented. Sometimes I felt very close to my destiny, yet so far, due to the constant rejections l faced. I was born with Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome. KTS is a rare congenital vascular disorder in which a limb is affected by a port-wine stain (red-purple birthmark involving blood vessels), varicose veins and/or too much bone and soft tissue growth. The limb may be larger, longer or warmer than normal. One person out of a hundred thousand is affected by KTS. It is caused by a mutation of the genes during the first trimester of pregnancy. Despite being born with one of the rarest syndromes, I am showing the world that beauty is an attitude; it is beyond what the eyes can see. I am a fashion model, entrepreneur, public speaker, KTS advocate, and ambassador. Born with a purpose to teach, my reality tells its own story. Hopefully, it will empower others to dream out loud, own their truth and believe in the endless possibilities. https://www.bellenge.com/
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100 Huntley Street - March 7, 2019
Annette M. Lane, RN, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University. Her areas of expertise include older adults with mental illness and families. Together with Marlette Reed, Annette presents locally, nationally and internationally on issue...
100 Huntley Street - March 6, 2019
Rob grew up on the reservation and was abused by the Priest. Rob became angry, bitter, hopeless but 43 years later, had an encounter with God.
100 Huntley Street - March 5, 2019
Although her parents were believers, Eileen would say that she chose to give her life to Christ when she got tired of wandering. Eileen finally came to a place where she was curious for what her life could be like if she took God more seriously. Eileen saw people talking about joy ...