Mentoring Matters: Mentor Finds ‘Deeper Meaning’ By Making A Difference

Mentoring Matters: Mentor Finds ‘Deeper Meaning’ By Making A Difference


HE WAS PULLED FROM THE WATER AND RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE DIED A SHORT TIME LATER NO. CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. WE’RE COMMITTED TO BRING YOU THE STORIES ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF MENTORING, MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A YOUNG PERSON. TODAY THE STORY OF SOMEONE LOOKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD AND THOSE THAT WOUND OUT GETTING A NEW EXTENDED FAMILY. . YOU DIDN’T GET IT. I THOUGHT HE GOT IT. DAN AND JESSE BONDING OVER XBOX. WHO DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL? IT’S TOO EARLY TO CALL. IF YOU HAD TO TAKE A GUESS? RAIDERS AND OH MY GOSH. THEY’RE BACK AND FORTH LIKE ANY SIBLINGS TALKING SPORTS. HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE, NOT A RELATIVE — LIKE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER. DAN AND JESSE AREN’T RELATED. DAN IS JESSE’S MENTOR AND HAS BEEN FOR A DECADE. HE’S NOT ONLY SPECIAL TO ME. EAST SPECIAL TO EVERYONE AROUND HIM. HE’S AN INCREDIBLY THOUGHTFUL INDIVIDUAL. WANDA MOVED FROM NEW YORK, A SINGLE MOM WITH TWIN SONS BEN AND JESSE. DAN HAD JUST MOVED HERE FROM MILWAUKEE. THE JEWISH NEW YEAR, HE MADE HIMSELF A RESOLUTION, VOLUNTEER, MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I WAS ON THE COMPUTER AND SAY A POSTING FOR A GET TOGETHER FOR THIS ORGANIZATION. SOMETHING JUST KICKED ME IN THE TUSH. I WENT OVER, AND I SPOKE WITH A REALLY NICE LADY AND INSTANTLY SAID OH MY GOSH, WE HAVE TO VET YOU AND EVERYTHING. I HAVE THE PERFECT FAMILY. THE ORGANIZATION WAS HIGH LIFELINE, A GROUP OFFERING SERVICES FOR JEWISH KIDS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS. FOR WANDA, DAN WAS A GODSEND. THEY DID GUY THINGS I WASN’T INTERESTED IN DOING WITH HIM HE DID A LOT OF THAT. IN THE EARLY STAGES, THAT WAS WHAT WAS IMPORTANT TO ME. THROUGH THE YEARS, IT’S BECOME MORE AND LASTED LONGER THAN EVEN DAN IMAGINED IT WOULD. HOW COME THIS HAS GONE ON AS LONG AS IT HAS? WE’RE FAMILY. IT’S JUST BOTTOM LINE. NOW DAN HAS A FAMILY OF HIS OWN, A WIFE AND BABY SON. THEY’VE SHARED MILESTONES TOGETHER. NOW THAT JESSE’S BROTHER BEN ASK AT COLLEGE, STAN AND JESSE GET MORE — DAN AND JESSE GET MORE ONE ON ONE TIME. IT’S KIND OF FUN. WE MAKE JOKES AND LAUGH. LIKE TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM? OH, WHY NOT? IT’S DIFFICULT BECAUSE THERE’S SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY. JESSE’S EPILEPSY DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES ARE THERE, BUT HE’S WORKING TOWARD A DIPLOMA. HIS MOM SAYS DAN HAS BEEN AN AMAZING INFLUENCE. WHAT DO YOU NOTICE AS JESSE’S MOM THE WAY HE’S BEEN IMPACTED POSITIVELY BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH DAN? AS DAN SAID, JESSE IS A VERY CARING PERSON. I ATTRIBUTE A LOT OF THAT TO DAN AND SEEING WHAT A WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL HE IS. AND A GIVING PERSON. I KNOW THAT’S RUBBED OFF. I’M VERY GRATEFUL ABOUT THAT. IT REALLY IS INCREDIBLE. I’M DEFINITELY AN INDIVIDUAL THAT TRIES TO FIND JUST A DEEPER MEANING IN WHATEVER ONE DOES IN LIFE OR CROSSES YOUR PATH. REALLY ENJOYED SPENDING TIME WITH THEM LAST WEEK WHEN I MET WITH THEM. WE INVITE PEOPLE TO WRITE TO US ABOUT MENTORS IN THEIR LIFE OR LIVES OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED. WANDA WROTE TO US ABOUT HER SON AND ABOUT HIS MENTOR DANIEL. IT WAS A GREAT STORY. WE HAD TO GO SAY HELLO TO THEM. THAT’S A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP. 10 YEARS. THINK ABOUT THE CHANGES AND EXPERIENCES PEOPLE GO THROUGH IN 10 YEARS. TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SHARE THOSE YEARS TOGETHER. IT’S REALLY GREAT. THEY’RE LIKE FAMILY NOW. THAT’S HOW THEY ARE WITH EACH OTHER. THEY BOTH SEEM LIKE SWEET PEOPLE. THEY ARE. GREAT FAMILY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME A MENTOR, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE. WE HAVE A WHOLE LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS TO GET INVOLVED WITH. AS WE SAID, WE WANT TO HEAR

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