Margaret Rhodes
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Margaret Rhodes’ S.O. What! Success Story

It’s interesting when the first time you meet someone is at your own house. That’s where I met Margaret Rhodes when she came to support a fundraising idea I was trying out at my house. Since then that fundraiser has become a big annual…
Shad Berry’s S.O. What! Success Story
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Shad Berry’s S.O. What! Success Story

When I decided that I wanted to go to Frosh Camp before starting college at the University of Memphis. I had no idea how that decision would impact my entire life. One of the incredible people I met and got to call my brother because we were…
Bilicia Hill
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My friend, Bilicia Hill, a S.O. What! Success Story

When I moved to Memphis for college in 1997, I came with two of my best friends. Bilicia Hill was one of them. Friends since 8th grade, we had a lot in common. But what I loved the most about her was how positive she was during very…
Toni Boland-Evans
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Toni Boland-Evans: From Difficult Chapter into Success Story!

Toni Boland-Evans is a proud Memphian and University of Memphis alumni. She is a very passionate and determined woman. Toni has worked for NIKE as part of the Social and Community Impact Team for over 25 years. She was named Memphis Business…
Alexia Young
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Alexia Young Shows Us How to Turn a Disformity into Mission!

A Birth Defect that Birthed Purpose Born with the birth defect, cleft lip, and palate, Alexia Young is a woman with a brave mind and heart, she chooses to stand beyond challenges and helps others embrace their struggles. Through her organization,…
Dr. Christina T. Rosenthal
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Dr. Christina T. Rosenthal: The Ideal Dentist

Dr. Christina T. Rosenthal, the Ideal Dentist, is also the owner and CEO of Paradigm Dental Center in Memphis. One of those wonderful women I have met, a multi-tasker, loving wife, supportive mother, a determined entrepreneur, and an inspiring…
Best Valentine's Day Gift
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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift

15 years ago I got my first actual Valentine's Day gift. It was an engagement ring. That was preceded by a short dating relationship, 11 years as a single mother and a strong desire to have a companion and a father figure for…
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A Focus on the Future After a Year of Loss and Lessons

2020 represents a lot of loss for me, as it does for many others. It also represents a year where I was reminded of just how creative, flexible, compassionate, and resourceful I can be and how the lessons from my past can help me focus on the…
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Chapter 41- My COVID-19 Birthday

Because of the meaning of my birthday (much more than me being born), I always try to do something significant on my birthday. And write about it. Like for all the people who canceled birthday plans- and wedding plans, graduation plans,…