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Second Chance Living™

“What will you do with your second chance today?” is the question Mercedes poses to general audiences in this transformational program. Her gripping story moves participants to put their lives in perspective and carefully consider how the choices they make profoundly affect their future.
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Get It Right Today, Not Tomorrow

Do your employees and leaders too often operate in Survival Mode, putting out fires and putting off until tomorrow what should be done today? This program powerfully dispels the notion that there will always be a tomorrow in which we can finish today’s unfinished business and moves individuals to work and live with intentionality.
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Safety: Don’t Count on 2nd Chances

Can too much experience be a bad thing? Absolutely…if it leads to complacency. The highly experienced pilots of Flight 965 were lulled into a false sense of security that led to the deaths of 160 people. Mercedes’ one-of-a-kind safety presentation uses the factual account of the crash of Flight 965 as an anchor to drive home the dangers of complacency and the importance of situational awareness.
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Celebrating all month ... so much inspiration from my parents who came to the US searching for opportunities and blessings in their new chosen homeland.

#EatSleepPartyRepeat No I’m not having a midlife crisis, I’m excited about @TheBirthdayPartyProject & the work they do to let kids celebrate being kids on their special day. Blessings to all who donate their time/treasures to these deserving kids!

Happy #NationalAviationDay to the pioneers of flight, the crews that transport us safely, and the service men & women who protect us in our nation's skies. If the Wright bros had the audacity to think they could make a machine glide, imagine how much more we do!

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Back in the 1960s my mom and dad left their respective countries (Nicaragua 🇳🇮and Colombia 🇨🇴) in search of opportunities, blessings and adventures. Thankfully they met in Los Angeles, fell in love, worked really hard and made a great life for themselves. Not a single month went by where they didn’t send money back home to their parents to help their families they left behind. Starting yesterday Sept 15th we celebrate #hispanicheritagemonth for the next 30 days in honor of those that left EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY they knew behind in search of a better life. Call me a coward but I can’t imagine doing that and moving to France or Nigeria or some other land where I didn’t speak the language, didn’t know the culture and had to either sink or swim while my family back home depended on me. I’m so proud of the life my parents created and I’m so proud to be a Latina in this incredible country. Besitos a todos que han echo este viaje en sus vidas tambien! 🥰🥰🥰 ... See MoreSee Less

Back in the 1960s my mom and dad left their respective countries (Nicaragua 🇳🇮and Colombia 🇨🇴) in search of opportunities, blessings and adventures. Thankfully they met in Los Angeles, fell in love, worked really hard and made a great life for themselves. Not a single month went by where they didn’t send money back home to their parents to help their families they left behind. Starting yesterday Sept 15th we celebrate #hispanicheritagemonth for the next 30 days in honor of those that left EVERYTHING and EVERYBODY they knew behind in search of a better life. Call me a coward but I can’t imagine doing that and moving to France or Nigeria or some other land where I didn’t speak the language, didn’t know the culture and had to either sink or swim while my family back home depended on me. I’m so proud of the life my parents created and I’m so proud to be a Latina in this incredible country. Besitos a todos que han echo este viaje en sus vidas tambien! 🥰🥰🥰

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Mercedes, you look so much like your beautiful mother! And I see your boys in your father! Like you expressed, I can’t imagine leaving everything and everyone behind! Yet, so many people in our world continue to do so to make a better life for their families. So many of us Americans have no idea how easy we have it and how blessed we truly are!

I know that my family feels blessed that they did, and that they came into our lives!

It’s interesting to me that you refer to yourself as a coward when you consider what they did. When I reflect upon your life, I see the same courage your parents had. ❤️

Your parents were an amazing couple!

Thank you for sharing this! I am thankful that we enjoy the charisma, the happiness of both of your parents, they were wonderful couple .

Love that we can say- “We are first generation latinas!” ❤️ 🇨🇴 🇪🇸 Their photos are so timeless and beautiful!

Your parents sound fearless and amazing !

Wow so you have come to Nigeria before😍

Bravo 👏

That's wonderful..... great work

Beautiful people. May their memory be blessed

Amen Sister!

Well said Seester!!! 🥰

Beautiful couple. They are remembered dearly 😍

Beautiful couple!!!

Perfectly said!👏🏽👏🏽🥰❤

Amén.

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So thankful to have worked alongside some incredibly inspiring advocates and parents these past couple of years to promote pediatric rare disease awareness and access to treatment & life sustaining resources for our medically fragile MPS/ML children.
Wishing you all a blessed Labor Day weekend where we can all take pride in the fruits of our labor. 💜💜💜Celebrating hard work and dedication on this Labor Day! 🗽🇺🇸 How are you celebrating today?

#HappyLaborDay #LaborDay2021 #LaborDay #Thankful #MPSML #CureSupportAdvocate #NationalMPSSociety #MPSSociety #SomeoneILoveNeedsACure #Mucopolysaccharidosis #BeHappy
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So thankful to have worked alongside some incredibly inspiring advocates and parents these past couple of years to promote pediatric rare disease awareness and access to treatment & life sustaining resources for our medically fragile MPS/ML children. 
Wishing you all a blessed Labor Day weekend where we can all take pride in the fruits of our labor. 💜💜💜

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Keep up the good work.,

Eat. Sleep. Party. Repeat.

No it wasn’t my motto in college, it’s the motto for The Birthday Party Project. Thankful to have been introduced to this wonderful nonprofit by my friend Tabatha... giving birthday party experiences for children who otherwise would never have the chance to be celebrated.

Everyone deserves a happy birthday. Thankful to know that people like Tabatha are making it happen for deserving kids. #BestDayEver #BirthdayPartyProject
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Eat. Sleep. Party. Repeat.  

No it wasn’t my motto in college, it’s the motto for The Birthday Party Project.  Thankful to have been introduced to this wonderful nonprofit by my friend Tabatha... giving birthday party experiences for children who otherwise would never have the chance to be celebrated.  

Everyone deserves a happy birthday. Thankful to know that people like Tabatha are making it happen for deserving kids.   #BestDayEver #BirthdayPartyProject

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Your heart is made for this! ❤️💕💕

That's awesome 👏 Great work Mercedes

That is fantastic!!

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Yes... yes you are!

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Right

Absolutely True

Today has been #NationalSimplicityDay ... did you catch yourself enjoying your simple blessings? It’s not too late 🥰!!
Thank you #henrydavidthoreau for being the inspiration for this special designated day.
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Today has been #NationalSimplicityDay ... did you catch yourself enjoying your simple blessings?  It’s not too late 🥰!! 
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Is this the Ramirez who serviced a deadly plane crash way back in 90s?

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