Can you tell us about yourself?
Photo by Frank Maiello
My name is Lia Petridis Maiello, I was born and raised in Germany and have been living in the New York City Metropolitan area for the past ten years. I am a journalist by profession, mainly covering international politics and for the past two and a half years, I have been lucky enough to work for a UN-based NGO, called Global Action to Prevent War (GAPW), where I have been trying to implement a media initiative, called matching:points.
What are some of the most inspiring situations that you have gone through during your career? Can you share one or two examples with us?
I love people, and particularly those who surprise me, primarily with character, which I take the liberty to define for myself, so that in itself might be a bit narrow-minded. But I like people that keep their word, that take risks on behalf of those who might be disadvantaged, that make a group work. And again, that is solely my own preference, other people have completely different inclinations, and that is obviously fine.
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The We Inspire Team
When you see someone who needs help. Make sure to help them out. Who knows, when you need help someone will be there to make a difference in your life as well. What you put out into the world will come around.
Remember to make the best out of life! Inspire others to have a good time!
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Seven-year-old Cayden Long, who has cerebral palsy, can’t walk or talk without help. But his 9-year-old brother Conner has found a way for him to participate in sports. The brothers race in triathlons TOGETHER.
We sit down with Norman Javier to discus his unique way of fundraising for a great cause. We find out about his connection to the cause and the commitment he has to raising awareness.