Last Friday morning I had the great opportunity to visit for a few minutes, with actress, artist & philanthropist, Jane Seymour. I’ve long admired this woman for the strength, independence and integrity she has shown throughout the years.
I learned a few things about just where she gets that strength from. I never knew that her own Mother was held in a concentration camp where she survived for 3 1/2 years, and spent that time taking care of other prisoners. She’s known heartbreak, gone through divorce and been so near broke that she almost lost her home. After visiting with her, my admiration for her increased two fold. You can watch the video of the interview, below. (And why is it we never sound like what we think we sound like?) I also enjoyed listening to her views on raising children, and I had to agree with her. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean. If you can’t see the video below, you can also watch it on YouTube.
On Mother’s Day weekend, May 9th, 2015 Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts Foundation will be honoring three outstanding people for their inspirational stories that embody the Open Heart Philosophy. Jane’s goal is to inspire and empower people to turn their personal adversity into an opportunity to help others.
This year’s Honorees are:
Eileen Garrido-Born in 1999, this young woman has just undergone her 3rd heart surgery, and in 2009 she started The Beating Hearts Foundation dedicated to helping children with cardiovascular issues.
Paul Stanley- Frontman for the band Kiss-Born with a deformity of his right ear, eventually causing loss of hearing- He is now aligned with the organization, Mending Kids, which raises funds to pay for the surgeries of children born with birth defects.
Elle Febbo–Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County– in an effort to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation of any type for this post. I’ve written it because I believe my readers may find it interesting, and because I believe in the charity.