"At RESILIENT PEOPLE we tell stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things".
What you just read is pretty close to the site's mission statement. Now let me tell you the personal story of why I created the site.
Hi everybody. My name is Janet and I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many amazing people in my life. I am also a public relations consultant and love fashion along with 70s and 80s music.
I'm a firm believer that you're only as strong as the people who surround you.
In 2016, our family was hit with some devastating news. My husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
It's been over two years since that awful day and after surgery, and months of radiation and chemotherapy, he continues to live a normal and vibrant life. We are so grateful.
We had the love and support of our circle, along with many hot meals dropped-off at the door and rides to appointments to keep us strong and focused on our fight. Thank you all!
I have always gravitated to strong, resilient people to help me when times were the toughest.
Many hours spent in waiting rooms and at the cancer centre, I wondered how other people manage stresses in their lives? What helps them? How do they move forward? And what would they tell others to empower them with resilience?
I took my background in PR and created a website where I interview ordinary people who have overcome major challenges. This is how RESILIENT PEOPLE was born.
Some of the people you will meet are an autistic teenager who is a world-renowned artist, a man who created a foundation to comfort cancer patients in the wake of his wife's passing, and a woman who became an outspoken HIV and AIDS advocate when her husband passed away from the disease.
Their stories, traits and characteristics are so inspiring and motivational.
This started as a cathartic side-hustle for me, and has now become a mission to share all of these stories with more of you.
Do you know someone who should be profiled on the site? Please get in-touch through the social or email icons below. We want to hear from you!
I hope you love meeting these amazing people as much as I have loved talking with them.