I didn’t gracefully seek my purpose in life -- I had my purpose thrust on me with all of the subtlety of getting whacked over the head with a two-by-four!
Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Andrew Louis Botieri, whose astonishing recovery from scleroderma is captured in his life-changing autobiography “A Celebration of Life: A Story of Hope, a Miracle, and the Power of Attitude”, led the Walk, Talk and Rock Walk-a-thon to Cure Scleroderma on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Nelson Park in Plymouth, MA.
Now on its 6th year, the annual event is coordinated by the Scleroderma Foundation’s New England Chapter and held every June to mark National Scleroderma Awareness Month.
This year, over 300 participants walked a course of two miles to help raise funds that will go towards providing essential support resources and educational forums for patients and families affected by scleroderma: a rare, chronic and often progressive autoimmune disease for which there no known cause or cure, and which rarely affects men. Approximately 300,000 people in the US are diagnosed with scleroderma each year-- which is about the same number diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
Botieri, who is a spokesperson for the National Scleroderma Foundation’s New England Chapter, is also an in-demand motivational speaker who helps audiences across the country overcome adversity. Over the past few years, he has been the subject of several national and local interviews and articles, including a feature story by Plymouth’s WickedLocal.com.
“Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well,” commented Botieri, “Well, I didn’t gracefully seek my purpose in life -- I had my purpose thrust on me with all of the subtlety of getting whacked over the head with a two-by-four!”
“However, despite the roller coaster that took me to the brink of death -- even my own doctors said that my condition was hopeless -- I wouldn’t change a thing. We’re all part of a divine plan, and there is a purpose to everything. My purpose at this time is to spread awareness of scleroderma, to raise funds for essential scleroderma research and education, and to share my message of inspiration, healing and hope.”
Botieri’s acclaimed book, which features a new foreword to mark National Scleroderma Awareness Month, is available at http://www.amazon.com/Celebration-Life-Story-Miracle-Attitude-ebook/dp/B00BPH3M7A.
Organizations that wish to book Botieri to share his astonishing journey from a near-death experience to helping others overcome adversity, can reach him at (508) 982–7523 or Andrew(at)AndrewBotieri(dot) com.
About Andrew Louis Botieri
Andrew Louis Botieri is a motivational speaker and trainer who had a near death experience with Scleroderma. He is a passionate advocate for the cause and his book, A Celebration of Life - A Story of Hope, a Miracle and the Power of Attitude, which describes his journey, challenges and recovery – and the reason he decided to help others overcome adversity. Andrew is the founder of Total Peak Performance®, a coaching and sales/motivational training company, which has conducted nearly 50,000 hours of training for individuals and sales forces. He uses all of the skills that helped him survive to create a better life and business for his clients. His well-rounded experiences make him an ideal keynote speaker, trainer and mentor. Contact: Andrew Botieri at (508) 982–7523 or by email at Andrew(at)AndrewBotieri(dot)com.