Who Changed Your Life for the Better?

Chances are you can think of at least a few people who changed your life for the better along the way. I can think of quite a few people.

My Grade 6 teacher.

The small-town newspaper editor who gave me my first "real" writing job, back when I was in high school.

And my Grandma Bolton, who believed in my dream of becoming a writer, right from day one.

And that's just for starters.

That's why I was excited to be invited to share one of these stories (this one) as part of Holland Bloorview's Change for Kids Campaign (a campaign that celebrates possibility).

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Tracey Bailey, President and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, who inspired me with her own story of possibility and change. (Bailey was a client of Holland Bloorview during her own growing up years and has been associated with Holland Bloorview for her entire life.) Bailey is looking forward to reading other people's stories so that she can hear more about all the small ways we can have a major impact on the lives of other people. "Someone in your life did this for you and you can do it for others," she explains. (To read some of these stories or to share your own story, check out the #HBYOUfie gallery.) 

The Change for Kids Campaign theme meshes beautifully with Holland Bloorview's commitment to creating "a world of possibility" for children, she notes: "It's all about breaking down barriers so that kids can lead the lives they want to live."