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Nelson Mandela: End of a Journey

2013-1205 Nelson MandelaI thought of many titles for this post, but no title could possibly convey the impact Nelson Mandela had throughout the world. I had a similar problem while deciding what to write about the death of a person who, for decades, demonstrated courage in the face of adversity. South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed that former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities, died at age 95.

A few weeks ago, Nelson Mandela was erroneously declared dead.

During the hysteria that followed the declaration, the erroneous announcement took on a life of it own — news agencies, websites, and politicians reported the “death” and sent their condolences. For example, in Australia, politician Gary Gray prematurely sent condolences from Parliament to Mandela’s family, describing the tremendous loss of the great man.

For more information about the story, please check with The Huffington Post or any of the other news agencies across the globe.


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.