That One Person Who Inspired Me to Become Who I Am Today

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inspiredMy son Avi inspired me to become the woman I am today. Here’s why…

I used to be petrified of public speaking. Over the past three years, I’ve been challenging myself to overcome my fear by speaking as often as possible. I belong to Toastmasters, where I get to speak on a regular basis. I have even delivered a TEDx talk…and I’m not as nervous to speak anymore.

One of my most recent speaking challenges was a really fun venue called Unlocked Stamford. This is a community storytelling series based here in Stamford, Connecticut. Four times a year, a group of local residents speaks on a central theme. Together, we celebrate our city and unlock Stamford’s potential by sharing stories, spreading ideas, and building meaningful connections.

That One Person Who Inspired Me to Become Who I Am Today

This past week, I was one of five speakers who spoke for five minutes about the theme, That One Person Who Inspired You to Become Who You Are Today.

I knew immediately who I would speak about; my oldest son, Avi. I learned so many of my life’s lessons through this amazing little guy. Click the video to learn more.


As Abraham Lincoln said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Avi’s life was short, but his legacy will live on in our hearts forever.


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