May News from DVIA
This month I was lucky to attend the annual Blue Ribbon Conference put on by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California. It is a great time to talk with other insurance professionals, get some education and have fun!
The keynote speaker, Melissa Stockwell, was especially inspiring. Melissa lost her left leg in a roadside bombing while serving in the Army in Baghdad. After receiving her prosthetic 52 days later, she dedicated her life to athletics and helping other people in similar life to situations to do all they can and want to do. She went on to compete in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics, culminating in winning a bronze medal in Rio de Janiero in her discipline, the paratriathlon. By shareing her story 'Baghdad to Beijing and Beyond", Melissa shares her message of overcoming obstacles, perseverance and living life to it's fullest.
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We hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, keeping our nation safe and free.