G.I.R.L Club Sponsors National Speaker/Author Haley DeMaria

The G.I.R.L. Club was honored to virtually host national speaker and author Haley DeMaria yesterday. For our 80 plus listeners, she was truly inspirational as she shared her story of being told she would never walk again as a result of her Notre Dame Swim Team’s fatal bus accident in 1992. She shared a powerful quote from her 2012 Notre Dame Commencement Address, “Life may not take you down the path you planned, but it can still be a very good path.” Tragedy is a part of life, and we need to have faith in finding the good in it.

Mrs. DeMaria also emphasized the power of prayer and how it influenced her recovery. There were so many people out there praying for her that she did not even know. In fact, one of our parents who attended yesterday’s Zoom shared with us that she was a sophomore at Notre Dame when the accident happened and recalled the way the Grotto glowed fully lit with prayer candles for days; she prayed many times for Haley.

Thank you, Mrs. DeMaria, for taking the time to share your incredible journey with our MDSA family!

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