EpiSOTE 41 w/ hero Jodi O’Donnell Ames
On episode 41 meet Jodi O’Donnell-Ames. Jodi O’Donnell-Ames is a national speaker, coach, and tireless advocate for Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). She is also the founder of Hope Loves Company, a non-profit organization committed to providing educational and emotional support to children and young adults who have had or have a loved one battling ALS in their lives. She lives with her husband Benton in Titusville, NJ. Their children, all young adults, have lost a parent to ALS before the age of 11. Jodi has written two books, The Stars that Shine and Someone I Love has ALS. She was chosen as People Magazine’s “Hero Among Us” and is the recipient of many awards including the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award, the AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Founder’s Award, the TIAA Difference Maker Award, the New Jersey Governors Jefferson Award, the TCNJ Alumni Humanitarian Award and the Princeton/Mercer Chamber of Commerce Women in Achievement Award. In addition, she was invited to give a TEDx talk on Leading a Life with Purpose.
Join us as we speak with Jodi about her unbelievable work.