When Judy Serrano, of Franklin Park, IL, took the Self-Expression and Leadership Program, she wanted to bring a course on nutrition to her community.
Serrano, who is a registered nurse, is passionate about making a difference with the many nutrition-related health problems which are on the rise, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Specifically, she wants people to know about the impact that additives, preservatives and various sugars can have on people’s long term health.
Serrano got Marie Williams, a nutritionist whose diet helped her completely eliminate symptoms from a stroke she had suffered, to speak at the event, which was held on April 12th at Bible Baptist Church in Mt. Prospect. The feedback from the event was very positive. The workshop appears likely to become a regular event.
In taking on the project, Serrano has both impacted her own health and eating habits, as well as realizing that she is someone who can and does make a real and lasting difference in the world.
I feel like I’m a different person from when I started the project and started the Self-Expression and Leadership Program. I didn’t feel like I had any power to make a difference, but now I’m clear that I can accomplish anything if I believe it can be done.