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In Spite Of The Odds | Episode 10 | Dr. Charles Mary

Posted by Justin Bayer on June 8, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Many different factors came together in 2014 to inspire Welcome To College’s relocation to New Orleans. One the most unique and wise individuals I met during this time was Dr. Charles Mary. I was a participant in the Idea Village IDEAx program, and was fortunate to meet Dr. Mary’s daughter Mignonne Mary through this experience. Mignonne is the founder of the Remedy Room, an IV hydration and wellness clinic. She and her husband, Doug Hammel, became incredible friends of mine and helped familiarize my family and me with New Orleans.

Topics: Inspire, Overcoming Obstacles, Storytelling, Leadership

Dance Like Nobody's Watching | Episode 5 | Saint Vader

Posted by Justin Bayer on May 4, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Happy May 4
th! No better story to share today than that of Joe Rohaley, also known as Saint Vader, as many around the world celebrate Star Wars Day. Joe’s message is an incredibly powerful one we all need to hear more often.

Topics: Overcoming Obstacles, Dance Like Nobody's Watching, Happiness, Helping Others

Say Hi To A Stranger | Episode 1 | Dorian-Gray Alexander

Posted by Justin Bayer on April 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM

I met Dorian on the St. Charles Ave. neutral ground on Fat Tuesday 2016. I recognized Dorian as a 610 Stomper, one of my favorite dance groups of Mardi Gras. I had to say hello. We shared a very brief connection and I asked to take a picture with my son, who was dressed up as Darth Vader. Dorian and I connected on Facebook, but I did not interact with him again until Mardi Gras 2017, when we crossed paths at the same exact spot as we did the previous year. I reconnected with Dorian and shared that I enjoy following his posts on Facebook and appreciate everything he does as a 610 Stomper. We shared another photo and went our separate ways.

Topics: Overcoming Obstacles, Smiling, Vitality

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