Hello there from Rochester, MN. My friend and manager retired. She was the best manager I've ever had, so kind, intelligent. Just a great human who totally got me from day one. She gave me this coin, I think, because I spend a lot of time on a non-profit that I started called the Wisconsin River Trail Organization (see website www.wirivertrail.org or FB). I want to change the lives in a positive way of my community where I was raised, Boscobel, WI. We no longer are a factory community and I am tring to reinvent our town (where I don't live) as Wisconsin's Outdoor Recreation Destination, as we are in the Driftless zone. It's beautiful here around the Wisconsin and Mississippi hills and valleys. We are creating a 26-mile hike/bike trail.
Everyone is a mentor. Think about the parents that you admired of your friends when you were growing up. It's our job to be a great mentor, pay it forward, and show those that have little guidance how to dig deep, make goals, and tackle them. If I can help one child succeed that otherwise didn't have a chance, my life is complete. Alone as a small board, we will never leave a big inheritance to our kids/grandkids, but together we can leave a legacy trail that will only be built upon. Life is so short, make it count.
I pass this on to my sister, Darcy, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer at 55. We're a year apart, Irish twins, and I refuse to move on in life without her. She's a fighter, and together, we've got this. Darcy is the most quietly giving person I know. She donates to everything I do and has such a huge heart. I love you Sister. Thank you for being my mentor and my best friend my entire life. XOXO!!
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