Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Nathan’s Playroom

Nathan's PlayroomThe previous post, 43 Days, included a story that was difficult to share and emotionally difficult to read/hear. This post includes an update about Braden Tamosaitis, and the charity, Nathan’s Playroom, that his family started after Nathan passed away. This post, like several others in this blog, illustrates how positive events may occur as a result of extremely sad events.

The following video illustrates how the Tamosaitis family turned their grief into something positive that benefits many families.

The following video illustrates how Make A Wish and Disney turn Braden’s wish into a reality.


If you were to start a charity, what would be the mission of your charity? What actions would be necessary to grow your charity? How would you measure the success of your charity? If you were to support a charity (by donating money or volunteering time) what type of charity would you select? What would motivate you to get involved with a charity? What perceived obstacle is preventing you from being involved with a charity?

Thanks to the Tamosaitis family, Nathan’s Playroom, Make A Wish, Disney World, YouTube, Vimeo, and all the people who made it possible to share the story and video I included in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.