Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Holly's Voice

I know a large percentage of the people who read this are people who know me. People for whom their only personal connection to Fragile X is me and my family. So, I need to introduce you to someone very important.

It’s a person in the Fragile X community who moves mountains and makes people think. She changes minds and motivates and inspires. She galvanizes a room, whether it’s full of kindergarteners or 40 year olds.

She has one of those auras that makes people want to be near her. Makes people want to be like her.

I might have a little bit of a girl crush on her.

You can meet Holly and hear her tell her story right here.

Here she is again, promoting awareness, kindness, and acceptance with The Social Challenge.

See what I mean? She has a voice that just draws your attention in. It isn’t just the words, although that’s of course the most important part – the message. It’s – I don’t know, I struggle to describe it. It’s her intonation, I guess. Her eyes. Her smile. Her heart.

Holly has a certain command that is subtle, nonthreatening, and persuasive in the best way. I don’t know if she even realizes it. She makes you want to do what she says, because you want her to like you. You want to be more like her.

She is the greatest, loudest, strongest, most powerful Fragile X advocate and fundraiser I know of.

Anyway, Basically FX said it all, and said it better than I could have, right here.

For me – for Zack and AJ – click on the link Basically FX provided and nominate Holly as the CNN Hero of 2011. It won’t take long. I really want her to win. I’d love to see what she could do with the CNN platform to shout from!

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