Nelson's Updates

Nelson's 12/21 Update

It’s that time of the year again, when we look back and wonder what happened to the year.  Time flies and our lives are precious, which is why we should not be afraid to take chances.  I think courage is borne from an awareness of the temporal nature of our lives.

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Nelson's 11/30 Update

I recently returned from a Jumpstart we supported in a Dominican community in upper Manhattan.  While there, we did some filming, so I had a chance to go out into the community to meet some of its leaders.  What I saw was beautiful and hopeful.  I saw a vibrant, family-centered community endowed with visionary leadership, passion, and promise.  For example, I met one lady who became involved in her kids’ school out of concern for their education.  She organized the parents of this school, then got involved in another, and another, until she had organized the parents in 43 schools. She is now a powerful leader in her community.  Not only was I impressed by her creative, passionate leadership, but...

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Nelson's 11/16/18 Update

I am sitting here today watching a cold afternoon rain, which isn’t feeling so bad after an abnormally warm fall.  And anything Nature throws my way works for me; it’s all beautiful.   We have not been good about sticking to our newsletter schedule, and for that I apologize.  I can assure you, though, it’s for good reason.  We have made exciting progress, beyond what we were envisioning even 30 days ago.  The skies have opened for us in a way we did not see coming.

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Nelson's 9/21/18 Update

Hope all of you are doing well. We are introducing today a new newsletter format. We hope you find this easier to navigate. With this format, you can see our content at a glance and decide what you want to read. For this week’s newsletter, I would like to draw your attention to a website launched by Dr. Jamie Koufman. She has an interesting story, which you can see under the “About Us” tab at Dr. Koufman launched this site to draw public attention to the idea that my father should be nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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