Do you get emotional?
Sandy is beautiful and in fact, when she smiles, she is downright breath-taking. She’s the type of person that, upon entrance into a room, it becomes electric.
She does not ‘say hello’, she hugs you because she ‘means’ hello. She speaks four languages, and she will share with you that she is a speaker, writer, marketing specialist and a girl who just wants to change the world.
About being the underdog, she writes: I see underdogs as people with a burning desire to make a mark – who remain committed and undeterred in spite of the odds stacked against them, and who exhibit an indomitable spirit that inspires others. Underdogs have the boldness and tenacity to pursue a goal wholeheartedly, and deserve all the help and support they can get!
She also has T1 diabetes. When I saw the video that I have included below, I not only cried, but I had to share it with you. It is of one of the most gruelling undertakings a person can put themselves through. It is called Tough Mudder which is described as hardcore events in a 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.
Sandy tells you why she attempts it at the end of the video and it will pierce your heart. You have to watch it to see if she completes it. She was not alone in this undertaking and her whole team was made up of people with T1 Diabetes.
This is a video of my friend Sandy Struss. Enjoy.
“….just a girl who wants to change the world.” Indeed, beautiful.
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