“A special message of love and hope.”
Many of you may know of my best friend, Dana Drago who passed away this year due to early-onset Alzheimer’s. What you may not know is how Dana gave of herself to others. She was recently honored as Volunteer of the Year for Mi Escuelita School where she taught yoga to preschool children. Mi Escuelita is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Dallas/Ft Worth with multiple locations. Since 1978, they have helped preschool-age children receive an affordable qualified and enriching education.
The award ceremony was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas and attended by Dana’s friends and former co-workers from Comerica Bank. When I received the award on Dana’s behalf, I offered a few brief comments about Dana.
“…After retiring from a rewarding career at Comerica, Dana searched for ways to make a positive impact in the community. She brought her love for yoga and her amazing positive attitude to the children and staff at Mi Escuelita. Even as she battled this unforgiving disease, she and I prepared weekly yoga classes for the children at Mi Escuelita each with a special message of love and hope. Although this gave Dana a source of comfort and purpose, she told me many times the children gave back more to her than she could ever have imagined…”
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