She suffered a stroke at age 25 and it rocked her world. But Darlene Santore didn’t stay down for long. Despite depression and health obstacles, Darlene figured out a way to turn that pain into purpose. Now she teaches others to do the same.
“All of us should pay attention to our emotional well being just like we pay attention to our physical well being.” Barbara Van Dahlen, named to TIME magazine’s 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, is the founder and president of Give an Hour.
“10 million lives were impacted for good and I think that is really what we need to focus on.” Darleen Santore is the U.S. Ambassador for Pay It Forward Day, which is celebrated worldwide on April 28th. It’s a mission that started 10 years ago by Blake Beattie in Australia.
Fitness Expert, Author and Speaker Kim Dolan Leto has walked what some might say is an improbable path. At the age of 30, Leto found herself overworked and out of shape. She was, like so many Americans, exhausted both mentally and physically. “They say sitting is the new smoking,” she says.