LáDeia McNeal
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Turning a Positive HIV Diagnosis into a Positive Force for Change: LáDeia McNeal S.O. What! Success Story

When was the last time you had a challenging situation but you were able to look at the bright side or make something good out of it? Well, that’s usually easier said than done, but my friend, LáDeia McNeal does it beautifully. 

After a positive HIV diagnosis, most people would understandably be afraid and ashamed. 

Maybe scared, stigmatized, and silent.

Instead, LáDeia McNeal chose to speak out and share her story to empower those on her journey and educate others about HIV and the stigma in the Black community.

You might even recognize her from her national TV commercial with Devato.

In this episode of S.O. What! Success Stories, hear her story and how she became a leading voice for HIV awareness, support, and education.  

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S.O. What! Success Stories with Summer Owens is a series of casual conversations with overcomers about real life and resilience. Guests share their stories including some of the challenges they faced on their journeys to success. In each conversation, Summer breaks down the S.O. What! Success System and how implementing each of the elements leads to success in the face of even the greatest adversity.

The S.O. What! Success System

Overcome Obstacles + Eliminate Excuses + Calculate Choices = S.O. What! Success

Learn more about Summer and how she helps individuals and organizations achieve S.O. What! Success.


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