Today we are joined by a very special guest, , as we learn about her journey and the amazing work she is doing to make a difference in the world and the lives of others. Jodi is a speaker, coach, author, and founder of - a non-profit organization...
Today we are joined by a very special guest, Jodi O’Donnell-Ames, as we learn about her journey and the amazing work she is doing to make a difference in the world and the lives of others. Jodi is a speaker, coach, author, and founder of Hope Loves Company - a non-profit organization with the mission of supporting children and young adults who love someone with ALS.
Jodi’s story of caring for her husband as he lived with, and eventually passed away from, ALS is a powerful one. In this episode, she helps us open up a dialogue on ALS, the experiences she had in caring for her husband, her own process of grief and healing, and the ways she now helps others who are dealing with difficult loss.
We also explore some of the challenges that people who have limited mobility face daily, and how we can all be more aware and advocate for increased accessibility for all. It’s a big issue that most of us may not think about if it doesn’t impact us directly, but we can all be part of the solution in minimizing and eliminating these barriers.
We truly appreciate Jodi for stepping into the circle and trusting us by sharing her story on the podcast. She is a beautiful human being on a powerful mission. We encourage you to check out Jodi’s resources to learn more and to then take action to help (you can donate to Hope Loves Company by clicking here, or at the link in the show notes.) The beautiful thing about Respect Circles is we always learn something and can take action to make a difference.
You can also invite Jodi to speak to your group or organization through her website.
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In this episode you’ll hear:
Links & Resources:
Jodi’s Website, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
Her Books, Someone I Love Has ALS: A Family Caregiver Guide & The Stars That Shine
Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill by Cappy Capossela & Sheila Warnock
Hope Loves Company’s Website, Instagram & Facebook
Hope Loves Company Documentary
Register for Camp HLC 2022 & Apply for a Hug of Hope Care Package
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