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Empowering From the Heart  2

Never give up on what you believe in. Stay true to your purpose, your mission and your core values. The only one that can “derail” one is oneself!

April 2010 the House voted in the Mark Wandall traffic Safety Act that gives communities in Florida the consent to install red light safety cameras to reduce the risk of being seriously injured or killed by red light runners. A red light runner killed my husband Mark.

The love for my husband Mark and our daughter, Madisyn Grace; born just 2 short weeks after this preventable crash fuels my endless desire to never give in to the skepticism, fear and negative “opinions” brought on by the opposition.

I am a “tireless” advocate and I will see through the longevity of the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act. Each preventable crash protects a life from injury or death and in turn reduces economic impact to our communities. Yes; even if it is one life.

The Red light safety cameras are absolutely doing what they were designed to do. The cameras are not failing our communities; due to fear SOME of our elected officials are failing our camera programs that were put in place to protect our communities.

As I look back on this video from four years ago I still feel the pain as I did that day but I forever march forward because I know that my advocacy has saved some family from wearing my grief-laden shoes. We all have to pick our battles in life. Do not ever give up on your mission but know when to give in and work with people that may not necessarily share your compassion for your cause but are willing to compromise on a solution that works for the health and safety of all involved.

As I look back on this video I am also reminded of the constant love and belief that I had in my heart to pass this bill that still remains with me today. I have not wavered I still believe that this program will continue to heal, give hope and save lives for years to come.

Nonsense, both political and otherwise will come and go. It is unfortunately a part of our society today. It is we who have to look at ourselves and remember how and why we got here in the first place. With grace, purpose and a pure heart.

Your heart will shine through your mission and empower others. Don’t ever give up on yourself or your cause and your cause will never give up on you.