December 14, 2019, I had the honor and privilege of presenting as the Keynote Speaker for the University of Pittsburgh’s Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Fall Recognition Day Ceremony, representing both the OI community and Clarion University.
The majority of graduates were from the Physicans Assistant program, and others were from Speech Pathology, OT, PT, Audiology, Rehab Counseling, Health Management Systems and more.
This was an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to OI, prenatal diagnosis, early intervention services and the impact medical professionals and therapists can have on families.
I plan on creating a version of this video with subtitles, as it’s hard to hear in some places.
“You may not mean everything to everyone. But to someone, you may mean EVERYTHING.
It’s not a diagnosis that defines you. It’s not a degree alone or a dollar amount… What defines you are the days you decide to show up with passion and purpose. What defines you are the days you spend dreaming about what IS possible… and take action towards that. What defines you are the doors YOU decide to open… and the difference that you DO make.”