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We Can Change the World With Our Love


So many of you have incredible charities and foundations that you support. For this, I am grateful. You, me, we change the world with our love. For those of you who would like to add your voice to an extraordinary cause, I want to tell you about a charity that I support.

Many of you who have known me for years know of my great love for a man named Dr. Pentti Kouri. He died unexpectedly fifteen months ago. Four years ago, his son, Janne, was injured in a diving accident and left paralyzed. Janne has created this incredible foundation called Next Step Fitness — it’s a state of the art fitness facility that provides cutting edge training methods, procedures, and technologies to help rehabilitation for spinal injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury victims. The foundation aims to offer these community-based ?tness facilities for the physically challenged at an affordable cost.

Watch this video from Good Morning America, in which Janne takes his first steps. It will move you profoundly. (If you look carefully, you will see Pentti in the background!)

If you would like to add your voice to mine, join me and support this amazing cause with a tax-deductible donation, an item for the silent auction, or your attendance at the event itself. I would be so grateful. We can make a huge difference for this underserved community. I look forward to seeing you at Christie’s!

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

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  • SG Margaret (GIGI) April 20, 2010, 11:23 am

    Beautiful Heart (Regena):

    Thank you for sharing this incredible story of courage and determination. It makes us all humble to the struggles people face. It always amazes me that someone can turn a tragedy around and give hope to others through their own recovery journey. Pentti is smiling in heaven because you, Susan and a myriad of others are on this journey with his beloved son.

    Thanking you for inviting us to be part of this incredible event and for the love and support you give to so many.

    Warmest Regards,
    SG Margaret

  • SG Deborah Kern April 19, 2010, 5:35 pm

    Dearest Regena,
    My heart has been cracked wide open. Thank you so much for sharing the pain, challenge and triumph of Janne’s story. Thank you for allowing us to participate in this life-changing opportunity to make Next Step Fitness centers available to all people who need them. I have witnessed the sacred, magical power of your sister goddess community in action and I know that your sharing of this message with all of us will create a tsunami of love of financial support for Janne and Susan’s vision.

    Blessing to you for the way you use your power and influence to make the world a better place.

    With deep love and infinite gratitude,
    SG Deborah Kern