17 November 2013 – I actually saw this in action. Nikki Parks recently completed a Master’s Degree in education to only find out that she has a continuing struggle ahead with brain tumor cancer. She is a beautiful young woman, quite and unassuming. So poised and looking at her mother, a reflection of her own heart shined.
Nikki has two good friends, although I regret I do not know their names. They have stood sentry over their friend, like angel wings surrounding her. I see a bit of angel in Nikki also. There is a light about her as she lives each moment to be the best moment ever. Surely she showed her friends and family tonight just how truly blessed she is.
Mayor Lisa Wang, Irene Hermandez, and son Nino were there. I was honored to attend the fundraiser for Parks and share in Love and Caring for Nikki Parks. A lovely group of people came to Destare to celebrate Nikki’s life and success. Parks left the audience with an important message on a central theme, live your dream. Matter the challenge, live your vision.
Nikki is an inspiration to her family and friends. As one of them suggested, Nikki kept on going in spite of Cancer. When other people might have given up or simply worked away from their dream, Nikki found a reason to get up and participate n life each day and accept it as life unfolds.
I have not had many heroes in my life, but this week I was touched by an angel.