Today we are taking a very, very short brake from our campaign to present you one of our first Love is Kind partners – Oana O’Brien.
A little about Oana:
“I’ve known since I was a child that when I grew up I wanted to help those less fortunate than myself. My first fundraising effort was a project I started my senior year of high school: I got my friends and classmates together to raise money, clothes, and food for the families of underprivileged kids with special needs in my hometown of Brasov, Romania. The need for help in that case was something that I came across unexpectedly. After that however I sought out causes that I could help with and I’ve been involved in fundraising ever since. Most recently I helped my husband fundraise for Boston Children’s Hospital as he trained for the 2015 Boston Marathon and the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon, both of which he completed like a champ.
In my day job I’m a financial analyst but my real passion lies with teaching and helping others grow. That’s why I recently became a certified leadership trainer and coach and got my own project off the ground (Oana O’Brien – Leadership Trainer & Coach). I spend some of my spare time facilitating online mastermind groups and workshops on personal growth, effective communication and leadership training. I spend the rest of my free time volunteering and fundraising with Love is Kind, a project I’ve seen go from concept to action over the last year. I started out as a sounding board for Irina’s ideas and have since helped with community development by beating the drum across social media about our mission and purpose. I continue to also fundraise alongside my husband for his next marathon, the 2016 Boston Marathon, where he will again raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital and the research and treatment of pediatric brain tumors, Moya Moya disease, and Sturge Weber syndrome.”
~ Oana O’Brien