Monica Gartner, Daniel Rodriguez & Janet Bristeir
The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show
Hear three inspiring people who will show you why overcoming the impossible is indeed possible.
About Monica Gartner
Monica Gartner is the author of newly-released Overcoming The Impossible: A Life of Trials and Triumphs where she shares the challenges of growing up with a genetic bone disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
Overcoming the Impossible
Getting through childhood was just the start of Monica’s challenging life that has been filled with countless trials and triumphs. Despite living with her very difficult disability and having hundreds of fractures, Monica has courageously demonstrated the power of the human spirit and persistence. Monica has not only graduated from high school and university and got a job after graduating, but she has also enjoyed traveling around the world, learned to drive a van, and has created a non-profit organization.
“Being disabled is a state of mind, not a state of being. You are only limited by your lack of imagination.”
Author of Overcoming The Impossible
In addition to writing her book, Monica also works as a civil servant in Human Resources Department, and continues to volunteer her time with the Canadian Assisted Travel Society. Monica recently performed with Theatre Terrific “Every day in Every Way” – stories of the disability experience. She is also available for speaking engagements and is able to talk on a variety of topics such as Ditch Fear and Live in Freedom, Superior Customer Service, Creating a non-profit group and Overcoming the Impossible.
If you would like to learn more about Monica Gartner:
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About Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez’s is a storyteller and the embodiment of hope and service.
Daniel lived a life first riddled with poverty and verbal, sexual, and physical abuse since the age of six, then later to self-medication through severe substance abuse and crime. Against all odds, he transformed his life, becoming a model of healthy living and kindness. Now clean and sober, Daniel Rodriguez has become a living testament of the power of Grace, Hope and Love.
The Power of Belief
Despite Daniel’s checkered history of more than 25 arrests, 5 DUI’s, and almost 20 years of drug and alcohol addiction, Daniel’s life was touched by mentors who believed in the possibilities of the hero within him.
Helping The Down-and-Out
Blessed by the belief in him through the darkest of his days, Daniel now offers the same gift to others who are facing what feels like the impossible task of turning their lives around, even after living immersed in the world of addiction and crime.
Going The Distance
Now the Manager one of the top auto-body shops in the state of Washington where he supervises 15 employees, Daniel has also become a sought-after public speaker, sharing his message of hope with the young and old alike. Having become a distance runner and ironman triathlete, Daniel now encourages many runners as part of the Wear Blue: Run to Remember cause (honouring military soldiers who lost their lives in service), and is also an encouragement coach for the Gold Star Race Program.
“Believing in yourself and others creates a power that is unstoppable”
Storyteller and Living Testament of Hope and Courage
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About Janet Bristeir
Janet Bristeir is a UK trained, Registered Nurse, with post graduate certificate in Operating Room Technique. She has worked in the Operating Room, Medical Device Reprocessing (cleaning, disinfecting or sterilization of instruments, and equipment used for surgical procedures or treatments), Education and Quality Assurance specialties for many years.
Patient safety has always been her biggest concern especially in the Operating Room; “it was my responsibility to ensure that the patients were safe during every procedure I participated in”.
Janet’s interest in Medical Tourism began in 2010 with her discovery and later collaborative efforts with members of the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Medical Tourism Research Group, including the publication of two papers on the subject.
Medical Tourism Book Series
Janet Bristeir has written a series of three books outlining the important questions that need to be asked and important considerations and preparations that you will need when thinking about seeking surgery abroad.
Medical Tourism – Surgery for Sale! How to Have Surgery Abroad Without It Costing Your Life (Amazon #1 Bestseller)
If you would like to learn more about Janet Bristeir & Medical Tourism:
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About Dr. Theresa
“Cooking Up Kindness”
Dr. Theresa Nicassio is a kindness advocate who offers her multi-faceted expertise as a wellness educator and professional to the community in her capacities as a registered psychologist, speaker, raw food chef and nutrition educator, magazine columnist, and radio and TV guest. Passionate about public awareness and empowerment, Theresa contributes to social, emotional and environmental transformation through social media, her online coffee table book wellness resource hub: TheresaNicassio.com, and her blog YumFoodForLiving.com. She is also the multi award-winning author of YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet (a 2016 Gourmand “Best in the World” winner) and now the host of the Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show on Healthy Life Radio.
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