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Good Work, Jessica Sorgani!

 

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Jessica and Nick taking a break at the Speech and Language Stimulation Center in Fort Collins

Not only does Jessica Sorgani touch many children’s lives as a speech therapist in a local elementary school, but she has also proven herself to be a friend and advocate to Nick and Awesome in Action. Jessica’s quiet and fun-loving demeanor is contagious, and Nick loves working with her in all capacities. As an experienced speech language pathologist, Jessica is very knowledgeable of Nick’s speech device, as well as communication in general. Lucky for us, Jessica has put this skill to work in order to help further the message of acceptance and inclusion that Awesome in Action shares with students throughout Northern Colorado. She helped Nick connect with many teachers in order to set up a presentation in the school where she works. This process can be tedious, but Jessica did not give in. She communicated over a course of a couple months with Nick and the team of teachers in order to coordinate a date for the presentation. As a result, Nick has met a fun new group people who truly care about expanding knowledge beyond the classroom for their students. Nick is very proud to know such a dedicated and driven Speech Language Pathologist! Thank you, Jessica, for being an Awesome Advocate!

The Importance of Outreach

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Colin and Oscar Roze practice on my speech device

I am beaming happy, elated, and completely in awe of the opportunities that I have been given in the last year. Who else has been so lucky as to be invited to speak at  schools, social organizations, and programs throughout the Midwest to do what they enjoy most?

It does not matter to me whether I sell 1 book, or 100 books in a month; what really matters to my heart and soul is that I have done what I am truly passionate about; teach. I know that I have brought at least a bit knowledge to those who have heard me present. I know that I can continue to raise awareness about individuals with special needs wherever I go.

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Friends at Red Tail Coffee book signing

It makes me feel so grateful that I have had a chance to speak at big venues such as TEDxFront Range and Lululemon; but also, that I have had so many individual interactions with children and adults alike within my community. I feel my confidence grow with each conversation I have that ends with a smiling person walking away from me.

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My new friend, Kyle, at TEDxFront Range

I have the power to change the world; and  I am doing it, one presentation, one person at a time!