Those Who Inspired Me 39: Ellen Shane
Written by Tom Wilcox (PoP’s Podcast Manager)
My conversation with Ellen Shane taught me to see and appreciate how different people experience grief and walk through trauma.
I saw in Ellen an overwhelming drive to vindicate the death of her daughter by making her life mean something.
She did this by seeing a need that her daughter was experiencing and finding a way to address that need in the name of Emily (her daughter).
Now she leads a local organization with her sights set on turning it into a national phenomenon to help bring middle school students through to graduation by way of encouragement and one-on-one mentoring sessions.
When you are listening to this episode, I invite you to think about how you can use the trauma in your life to make an impact on the world around you.