Kiersten Kelly – An Angel’s voice overcoming adversity – Part 1 of 2


Editor’s Note: I (Thomas Exler) had the pleasure of meeting Kiersten Kelly at a fundraiser for Jamie’s Dream Team on March 23, 2013, and I was so impressed with her, not only the way she presented herself, but also in her vocal talent, so please sit back and enjoy this amazing story from an international YouTube sensation…

Misty Blue Foster & Jamie Holmes Featured in eBook Honoring the Best of UroMed Hometown Heroes


Misty Blue Foster and Jamie Holmes, two of Courage to Shine Role Models of the Month, have had their stories published by UroMed Hometown Heroes Blogg converted along with 14 others into eBook: Courage: Stories of Hometown Heroes which can be purchased on Amazon.com at  http://www.amazon.com/Courage-Stories-Hometown-Heroes-ebook/dp/B007WU2RX4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335785891&sr=8-1 UroMed Launches E-book on Hometown Heroes Overcoming Disabilities MAY 2, 2012 LEAVE A…

THOMAS EXLER – Founder & Chairman of Courage to Shine


Note: In 2012, John Walsh from  Stomawise website:  http://www.stomawise.co.uk/ which is based in the United Kingdom, invited Thomas Exler to write about his story for the My Story section of Stomawise website. The following  below was submitted to be placed on the website, however it had to be edited due to the available space and here is the link the article up on the…

Jamie Holmes of Jamie’s Dream Team Learns That Helping Others Cures Most of Her Illnesses


http://uromed.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/jamie-holmes-of-jamies-dream-team-learns-that-helping-others-cures-most-of-her-illnesses/ UroMed Hometown Hero – Jamie Holmes Part 4 – DECEMBER 10, 2011 I’ve learned that helping other people cures most of the sicknesses I have. This past month (November, 2011) I’ve been very, very sick, but each morning as I wake up, thinking about how sick I am, I realize I don’t have time to…

A Life-Changing Decision: Jamie Holmes Decides Christmas is About Giving, Not Receiving


http://uromed.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/a-life-changing-decision-jamie-holmes-decides-christmas-is-about-giving-not-receiving/ UroMed Hometown Hero – Jamie Holmes Part 2 – Originally Posted DECEMBER 7, 2011 Right before I was 15-years old, I went in for another surgery. My sister always would stay with me in the hospital before my operations. This time there was a little girl in the room with me who needed a heart transplant. Her…

Jamie Holmes of Jamie’s Dream Team Explains You Have to Know What Your Focus Is


http://uromed.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/jamie-holmes-of-jamies-dream-team-explains-you-have-to-know-what-your-focus-is/ UroMed Hometown Hero – Jamie Holmes Part 1 – Originally Posted DECEMBER 6, 2011 Hi, my name is Jamie Holmes. I’m 24-years old and live with a condition called V.A.T.E.R. Syndrome, which was diagnosed in utero. I have endured over 42 surgeries in my life, with the surgeries starting at the time of my birth, to reconstruct my…

JAMIE HOLMES-WARD – Jamie’s Dream Team


DREAMS BY HOLMES, A YOUNG LADY WHO TRULY MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE. By Thomas Exler Twenty-four year old Jamie Holmes, from White Oak, Pennsylvania  has been named as the first Courage to Shine™ – Role Model of the Month for the Courage to Shine™ program.  Jamie has earned this recognition because she has turned her…