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David and Goliath

I’ve always been drawn to David and Goliath stories. Over the years, I helped folks on their journey to get life-saving drugs covered, raise funds when the coverage was turned down, and share the stories of those who beat seemingly insurmountable odds to raise millions, make change and visit The White House. Every time, the person going up against the big system or power had to believe one thing, that they could make a difference.

When I look at Ukraine, my eyes well up at the thought of the mountain so many are trying to climb. President Zelenskyy surviving multiple assassination attempts, Ukrainian grandmothers making Molotov cocktails in their basements for the fight, millions streaming out of the country to safety and being greeted by those offering food and a place to stay, Ukrainians, whether residents of the country or from around the world, standing up to join the cause on the front lines. Continue reading


The world watched in horror as the democratic country of Ukraine was attacked last week. By someone who has been labelled as a bully on a global scale.

There were many scenes of tanks and guns and explosions shared in the media. But the thing that stood out the most to me was the quiet bravery of regular folks. Taking up arms to protect their neighbourhoods. Taking down street signs to confuse the intruders. Even President Zelenskyy, when offered assistance to leave Ukraine safely by foreign leaders, answered by saying, “I need ammunition, not a ride.” Continue reading

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