The definition of Gratitude is: The quality of being thankful; Readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Through this journey I have come to the realization and understanding that no one does it alone. Once we enter this world it’s truly All Hands on Deck!!! This page is to honor and recognize all those who have not only helped me on this journey, but are integral to my life. Their contributions whether large or small have made an impact, which in my eyes are definitely the same... because the results don’t lie... from a simple smile, a shoulder to cry on, to my family and medical team, or my community rallying around me, the Gratitude I feel creates a ripple effect that we share throughout our entire existence.
A dear friend shared this poem with me as well as helped me design and layout this website. Her name is Jaime Brooks. She is just one of many who helped bring this site to life... and for her contributions to The Team, I will be forever Grateful…
By Danielle Doby
When you create a difference
In someone’s life
You not only impact their life
You impact everyone influenced by them
Throughout their entire lifetime
No act is ever too small
One by one
This is how to make an ocean rise
The Teams that have helped me create this website and podcast are all extraordinary beings and have their own incredible story. They have been on this journey with me for many many years, from my businesses (Yin Yang Cafe’ and Kaya Club and Bistro), to my Career into Voice Overs and Commercial Acting and everything in between. We are Friends, We are Family, and They all are mentors and teachers, who have played a major role in my life…
THE PODCAST TEAM
Sean McNally, Stephan Roode, Tom Thon, Peg Thon
THE WEBSITE TEAM
Jaime Brooks, Jason Renai, Stephan Roode, Kembo Tom, Chris Brooks
Pui Panich: Cover Photo, Gratitude Page, Podcast Photo
Jon Waits: About Page Portrait, Contact Page Portrait
Reggie Valentino: Store Page
THE MEDICAL TEAM
(from My first sign of sickness until today)
The Kaufmann Clinic- 550 Peachtree Street, Ste 1700 Atlanta, GA 30308-2262
Provider: Dmitriy M. Pelishev, DO (Day that I went in to see him 7/28/2016)
A Special Thanks to The Nurses, Pharmacist, and Staff for playing an Incredible Role in My Healing.
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, Northside Office, 980 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste 820, Atlanta, GA 30342
Provider: Dr. Huiming Hon, MD (Day that I went to see her and Day that She called Dr. Kelly May to get me in to see her 8/25/2016)
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute --- Atlanta Cancer Care Perimeter/Tower, 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Ste 1100, Atlanta, GA 30342
Provider: Dr. Kelly A. May, MD (Day that I went in to see her 9/01/2016)
Shelly Lloyd P.A.
Katherine Easton, LCSW, OSW-C , Oncology Social Worker
A Special Thanks to The Nurses, Pharmacist, and Staff for playing an Incredible Role in My Healing
Emory University Hospital --- Emory Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 Clifton Rd # C, Atlanta, GA 30322
Provider: Dr. Sagar Lonial, MD, FACP (Day that I went in to see him 9/01/2017)
Christine Umstead, Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator at Emory Healthcare (My Bone Marrow Transplant was 10/10/2017)
Catherine Fenner, PA
Sara Di Camillo, PA-C, MPH
A Special Thanks to The Nurses, Pharmacist, and Staff for playing an Incredible Role in My Healing which continues until today.
THE MAGNIFICENT 7
The Incredible Team that I put together after my diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma to help me move forward in the Healing process is made up of my Family and Friends... all who I consider Family... who are also Business Owners, Artists/Creatives, Community Leaders and My Neighbors.