Kamilla “Kami” Diaz, Our 2017 Empowering hearts Honoree

Kamila Diaz: Her Courageous Story
Single Mothers Outreach Is Proud To Announce The 2017 Collection:
Courageous – Strength In The Face Of Pain Or Grief

Kamila Diaz Empowering Hearts Honorees

Kamila Diaz

Kamila Diaz’s wide open heart has always been her driving force. Since her little brother lost his vision at a young age, she knew special education would allow her to share that heart. While working to become a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist, however, Kamila discovered a lump in her breast. At age 26, she was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer. She began the fight for her life before it had really started. Treatment often made her too sick to take care of herself, but Kamila made it work — whether she attended class via Skype or hosted parent-teacher conferences in a wig, Kamila’s heart prevailed.

What is Empowering Hearts?

Each year, the Single Mothers Outreach Board of Directors and Empowering Hearts Events Planning Committee has the pleasure of selecting six exemplar women to honor whose life stories embodies the current  year’s Empowering Hearts theme. These women are chosen from a pool of nominations that friends, family, and colleagues submit.

Empowering Hearts is an annual celebration of women who have changed lives and shaped their communities. It bridges the worlds of social action and artistic expression in an annual arts competition.

Honorees are nominated by the community and selected by the Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) Board of Directors and Event Planning Committee.

It is SMOs hope that through sharing these powerful stories in word and art, these extraordinary women will impact and inspire others to rise above their own circumstances.

Empowering Hearts is SMO’s signature fundraising event. All proceeds from  the event are used to support programs that empower single parents to effectively care for their families.

Interested in learning more about Single Mothers Outreach and their Empowering Hearts event? Please contact us at SMO.

By Kirsten Quinn | Kamila Diaz photo is courtesy of SchlickArt

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