Guest Blogger: Janet Varney
I’ve had the amazing privilege of working with The Art of Elysium for several years now, and some of my favorite experiences have been with the Self-Esteem Workshops in particular. These programs create warm, supportive environments for kids from all walks of life who face unique challenges ranging from diabetes to kidney failure to disfigurements, and the counselors and volunteers help provide these terrific kids with a variety of inspired ways to cope with their challenges, learn how to communicate with others and stand up for themselves, and generally just to recognize and celebrate how incredible each one of these young people truly is.
But from a selfish perspective, one of the reasons I just keep coming back for more of these experiences myself is that these programs and these extraordinary children inspire, motivate, and enrich my own life in ways I would never find anywhere else. I’m so proud to be involved with The Art of Elysium, and I’m so grateful to the fantastic families for letting me be some small part of their lives.
Guest Blog Post by Janet Varney
Janet Varney is an actress, writer, the co-founder/producer of San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival, host of Dinner and a Movie, and all around awesome person!
Thanks, Janet! You are Amazing!
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