About the author:
I was the President of Robco Industrial Waste Management, Inc for 20 years. I have 30 years of professional experience in environmental services. I have successfully completed over 50 environmental courses and workshops. I have 10 years of research before I started my company at Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Gas Technology. I have written several articles while at IGT.
I have investigated urban sites in 22 states that have been contaminated. The contaminated substances were from oils and PCBs, to chromium and other metals.
Robco Industrial Waste Management, Inc, announced the successful completion of a major environmental project for a Prime Defense Contractor out of Menlo Park, California. Robco was given an “outstanding performance” rating and we entered into the DoD Mentor-Protégé’ Program with the Defense Contractor.
I was nominated to serve on the panel (ACRP Project 02-02) of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, in Washington, D.C. I was an advisor to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine 2006.
I was doing fine! One day I went to the dentist to have a routine checkup. It was discovered that I had developed tooth decay. On December 13, 2006, "I had a stroke".
I am the Author of an inspirational book titled: "The Power of I Believe". I was just one of the speakers invited to the National Aphasia Association’s annual regional Speaking Out conference. I also spoke at the conference held on June 26, 2011 at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
*People with aphasia & their families
* Aphasia Community Group Leaders
* Rehabilitation professionals; including speech-language pathologists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses
About the book:
This book is based on my notes in my journals that I have kept over the last six years. I have always had a strong belief in God.
I wrote this book because many individuals who have had a stroke do not find the motivation they need during recovery. Many family members often times do not know what to do to encourage and inspire them through recovery. I thought about how I was motivated during my recovery, and decided to put it in a book, as an encouragement for others.
I have a new motto which helps me live with a Aphasia: To walk on the water, you've got to get out of the boat!
I was thinking about my own experiences and the source(s) of my motivation during my recovery. Here are some quotes that have inspired me:
"Contemplation is the way of the thinker."
"You can't expect what you don't know."
"In a man's heart is the power to be or not to be."
"When I dwell upon my intuition I stand in the presence of God Revealing Light."
"I am conscious of the thinker behind my thinking when I contemplate...will enter into the temple of my thoughts to worship."