Episode 38 Safety Glasses Only Work if You Wear Them With Curt Da Rosa
Every year there are over 800,000 eye injuries resulting in over $300,000,000 in injury insurance claims. Learn how Curt Da Rosa came up with an idea that he patented to better ensure people wear safety glasses when operating power tools. Be Au Sm
Episode 36 Dude Who Are You and What Do You Do With Dude Solutions CEO Ed Roshitsh
I sit down with CEO of Dude Solutions for another sit down to learn more about what a CEO in one of the fastest growing and performing SaaS companies in the country does and what keeps him up at night and it's not all stress. Ed is one of the most listened to guests and already look forward to having him on again in the future.
Episode 34 Natalia Strong and Learning about SMA and what we all can do to help with Marisa Boidi
I got to sit down with Marisa Boidi and her 2.5 year old daughter Natalia who was diagnosed with SMA at 5 weeks old. SMA is Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.
SMA is caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1). In a healthy person, this gene produces a protein that is critical to the function of the nerves that control our muscles. Without it, those nerve cells cannot properly function and eventually die, leading to debilitating and sometimes fatal muscle weakness.
SMA affects approximately 1 in 11,000 births, and about 1 in every 50 Americans is a genetic carrier. SMA can affect any race or gender.
There are four primary types of SMA—1, 2, 3, and 4—based on the age that symptoms begin, and highest physical milestone achieved.
Individuals with SMA have difficulty performing the basic functions of life, like breathing and swallowing. However, SMA does not affect a person’s ability to think, learn, and build relationships with others.
The Boidi Family and Friends have raised $120,000 in 2 years to help not just Natalia but all children diagnosed with SMA. Be sure to follow Natalia on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/Nataliasfight/?epa=SEARCH_BOX.
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Natalia and Boidi family you are Au Sm thank you for sharing your life with us.
Episode 33 Local Anonymous Support Groups and How Anyone Can Start One With Mr. P
Mr. P is a local Easton resident that he and a handful of friends started the Silver Dollar Club 10+ years ago that now has 40+ members. SDC provides anonymous support to local residents that are facing difficulties. I sit down with Mr. P to learn more and share how anyone could start their own community focused anonymous support organization. Sorry about the alarm at the end we kind of broke into Shovel Town Flag Company shop to do the podcast and Chris set off the alarm on us.