“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”
TA is blessed with a community of support that stretches from St. John’s to Dubai and from Mendoza to Yellowknife. What began as an email to ten friends six years ago has blossomed beyond belief. Please take a few minutes to read some of the encouraging words others have written to TA throughout her adventures and life challenges. You can add you own message of inspiration in the comment section below.
Patricia Edwards, Grade Five Teacher and Parent, C.C. Loughlin School, March 4, 2013
Thanks for taking care of Stanley for Josh. It is greatly appreciated by me, him and all the students at the school.
Thanks, as well, for taking the time to come share your adventures with our kids again. Your words and images do have an impact and the kids are so excited when they have the privilege of seeing you. I am always personally inspired by your spirit. Thanks for letting me be part of your journeys.
Jennie Wadden, Event Planning Specialist, Newfoundland Power, Feb. 6, 2013
I just wanted to thank you again for speaking at our meeting yesterday. I received a ton of great feedback about having you there and everyone thought your presentation was great. It was a great way to kick off our meeting and your presentation was a perfect fit. Thanks again!!
Renée Chippett, Grade Six Teacher, Rennie’s River Elementary School, Jan. 27, 2013
I really enjoyed your presentation with the elementary students last week.
It inspired me to tell my students all about my hike to the top of Gros
Morne mountain ten years ago:) Thanks again for the wonderful presentation.
Rachelle Batstone May 28, 2012
I saw you on the news and just wanted to send on my congratulations. I was very pleased to finally meet you and your partner out at the Brother Brennan Centre at the ‘Get Out” workshop. You are a major inspiration to everyone, especially girls, to get outside and push themselves to accomplish amazing things. Congrats again on your trip.
Stephanie Baker, Holy Trinity Elementary School, Feb. 1, 2012
What an awesome video! Thanks so much for all the links you’ve sent – I’ll
pass them along to the grade 4’s. The students really enjoyed your
presentation and your sense of humor – certainly a virtue given all the
interruptions for PA announcements! Thanks again for your inspirational presentation!
Costa Kasimos, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood, May 18, 2011
Thank you so much for your very moving and inspiring talk for the International Day Against Homophobia breakfast. It certainly caused me to reflect on the my work here at Planned Parenthood and relate it to your metaphors. Many people have since remarked how your words touched them and motivated them into action.
Ralph Percey, Principal Roncalli Central High March 14, 2011
Thanks again for agreeing to come to our school. On Friday, we heard so
many more positive things from the kids in relation to your presentation,
I felt I had to send you another message of thanks.
Thanks again for your awesome presentation. I have passed along your name
to others in hopes that they will also invite you to their schools to
share your story of goals and hard work to meet them. Great job. Good luck with your future adventures.
Loretta Ryan, NL Chapter of IPMA-Canada, June 19, 2011
On behalf of the NL Chapter of IPMA-Canada, our President John Peddle and Program Co-Chair Heather Peters, I would like to thank you for your presentation at our conference, Strategic HR: A Beacon for Your Success.
I can honestly say that your presentation took people to new heights and touched them in many ways, myself included. You took us on your journey with breathtaking photography and an emotional commitment to a challenge that most of us will just stand in awe of.
Thank you for contributing to the success of our conference and hope you are enjoying your wilderness experience in Ontario.