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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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Fathers Day is coming up this weekend and I want to give a special recognition to the fathers of children living with rare diseases. All great dads are a blessing to their children, their wives, their families and their entire community! But it takes a *very special man* to be the father of a special needs child battling through the fight of their life.“My son Noah was diagnosed in 2009 with CLN2 Batten disease after an 18-month diagnostic journey. My Daughter Laine was diagnosed a few months later. No treatment was available back in 2009, but that has changed and there is now an FDA-approved therapy which dramatically impacts patients. What has not changed is the rapid neurological decline experienced without treatment. #Newbornscreening has the ability to impact patients BEFORE the disease manifests. I want all CLN2 Batten children to be diagnosed at birth, so these children can access therapy before it is too late” – Tracy VanHoutan, Rare Dad

Anyone can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a rare dad. In honor of #FathersDay and all #raredads, please ask your Member of Congress to co-sponsor the #NewbornScreeningSavesLivesAct H.R. 2507 today. It only takes a minute. bit.ly/2LiYRoj

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Fathers Day is coming up this weekend and I want to give a special recognition to the fathers of children living with rare diseases. All great dads are a blessing to their children, their wives, their families and their entire community! But it takes a *very special man* to be the father of a special needs child battling through the fight of their life.

Hey friends — I don’t know which of you need to see this today but it really resonated with me when I saw it. You only get ONE life — so live it and give it all you got! ... See MoreSee Less

Hey friends — I don’t know which of you need to see this today but it really resonated with me when I saw it. You only get ONE life — so live it and give it all you got!

Cuanto extraño los consejos y dichos de mis padres... mi mama siempre decia esto 👇🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

Cuanto extraño los consejos y dichos de mis padres... mi mama siempre decia esto 👇🏽

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Hola Mercedes , vives en Miami o colombia ?

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