The Ravens of 2015

I want to give a big thank you to the Ravens of 2015 for sharing their stories and hearts. Below are updates on each of them. Spotlight on Opera – Cindy Sadler Spotlight on Opera is thrilled to announce that they are now a 501(c)3 public charity and can accept tax deductible donations as well […]

How Unexpected Dreams Can Build a Legacy of Hope

    Never in her wildest dreams did Legacy of Hope founder, Julie Lyles Carr, imagine that someone would miraculously offer her funds to start a foundation that would help families like hers. Among her eight children, she had two with special needs – one who had experienced a stroke at birth and another who […]

If your shoe flies off, keep on dancing… with Patrick Perez

  Patrick Perez began encouraging me to accomplish my goals the moment we met. This seems to come naturally to Patrick, and for good reason; encouraging people is his job. He is a motivational speaker for youth. Whatever you may think a motivational speaker is, Patrick is probably not that. Patrick is special. He is a […]

An Unplanned Journey to Hospice Chaplaincy

      People are often led down unexpected paths in life, but if a person is intentional, they can find purpose on the journey. Mel Reddy had no idea he would eventually become a hospice chaplain, but he always had the intention to serve. With that vague but worthy goal in mind, he obtained a Master of Arts […]

The Spotlight Belongs on Opera Singer Cindy Sadler

  A singing career is not glamorous and has little glory, according to mezzo-soprano, Cindy Sadler.  So, why keep doing it? Because the sensation of classical singing is glorious and the artistic soul needs to make art. Losing the ability to communicate music to an audience would be equivalent to being an amputee, according to this […]