Welcome to December. This month I’m dedicating my blog to Women I consider Strong; this encompasses many things… I hope you enjoy this month’s selections.
Passion and Strength: Two words I choose to use out of many positive ones about Yesi Ortiz. She is an on air-radio personality Mon-Saturday from 10am-2pm. Yes ladies and gentlemen, she is the sweet voice you hear on POWER 106. Bringing you smile while your listening.I had the pleasure to meet and speak to Yesi a few weeks ago. In the interview I was able to learn about her. She is charismatic, sensible and passionate in what she does. Moreover, she is a helper and a giver, all of which you will read.
I asked her how she kept her balance being a radio celebrity in the city of Los Angeles, CA.
Her first word was: schedule! “I schedule everything. Work, home, kids, life.” For a busy-on the go- Lady to have a schedule, I believe is very important. Yesi makes time for her family, her friends and her passion. I can only imagine how busy she is. She mentioned that she couldn’t do all she does with out the support of her mother and sister of whom help her during her working hours. Oh yes, a Latina that allows her family to help in her, a brave woman she is, and oh so wise.
When asked what her passion was she expressed, with a smile, that she loved helping the children at the AVIVA. “Aviva Family and Children’s Services provides a comprehensive range of diverse and culturally sensitive therapeutic and educational programs to help at-risk, emotionally distressed, abused, and neglected youth – as well as their families – function more effectively as individuals and within the family and community.”
Yesi makes time to go over to Aviva and provided moral support for the kids who don’t have a home. Her passion comes from her own personal experience; she took her nieces & nephews out of foster care and became an adoptive mother. She acknowledges the great need to help the children who have no home and “who have suffered horrendous physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or abandonment. Who have known what depression was/is and have been at a point of suicide.”
Her passion is her strength, to give, support and help to the children in need whom. Personally being someone who loves to help and Give I admire her. It takes a lot of courage to make children happy and provide continuous support of any sort. Thumbs way up!
We became chatty about her goals for this current year at AVIVA. She said that this year she will give them a holiday party and this will continue to visit as much as she can to lend her support any which way she is able to.
Yesi, I am happy to have met you. You inspire me to continue to give to others, to have a voice.
Many thanks for your time. I hope you see that people helping people is an honorable thing. Anyone who would like to help Yesi in her awesome endeavor to help Aviva please send her a note at www.yesiortiz.com
“The mission of Aviva Family and Children’s Services is to provide a comprehensive range of diverse and culturally sensitive therapeutic and educational programs to help at-risk, emotionally distressed, abused, and neglected youth – as well as their families – function more effectively as individuals and within the family and community.” http://www.avivacenter.org
Happy December to remember!
Smile (if you want).