by Mary Ann Halpin
I have always found myself inspired by anyone who has come through a significant life challenge holding their head high. You know the one… the person who takes their tragedy and finds a way to make the world a better place. Fearless Women – Visions of a New World is a collection of the portraits and stories of fifty such fearless women who are answering the question, ”What can each one of us do to make this world a better place?”
Here are a few of the stories that touched me deeply:
- Cherie B. Mathews, a breast cancer survivor, encourages us to ”be fearless when it comes to our health.” She is the creator of the ”Heal in Comfort” shirt that helps support the physical journey of healing and the spiritual need for comfort and dignity.
- Karen Mertes’, Lt. Col. (Retired), USAF life changed when a drunk driver traveling at a high speed struck her vehicle. Her career and her life as she knew them were over. Her courage led her to create ”Fulfill Your Destiny,” a non-profit that help others become independent and successful whose life path have been changed by unforeseen circumstances,
- Kimberly Ness who lost her sister and ten other family members tried to keep normalcy for her family while facing her own cancer diagnosis and the end of a 30-year marriage. She encourages us to see through the sorrow and see the glory of life enduring.
This beautifully photographed and riveting collection of life stories exists to inspire you. Be prepared to hear the message you need to become your fearless self.
Review by Cheryl Maloney.