The Pages of Life

During this episode, we are pleased to reacquaint you with Eric, Hedy and Jo Anne Page. We first met with the Pages back in 2009. Eric and Hedy are both Holocaust survivors who came to America after living through such a dark and terrifying time. They shared with us their bright perspective on life and how they found the strength to persevere.

During the show in 2009, Eric had shared “…If I discriminate to people just because of a nationality or color, I would be just as low as they were. Nobody will get me down to that level.” Being in a concentration camp and living through such a horrifying time can understandably make someone angry and bitter. Instead, during this update, Eric and Hedy share how their experiences have lead them to volunteer with the Fortune Society along with their daughter, Jo Anne (who is the Executive Director).  They are uniquely qualified to share their inspiration and determination with prisoners. Eric points out that although no one cared about him when he was interned, doesn’t mean that he doesn’t care about these prisoners.

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Founded in 1967, The Fortune Society’s vision is to create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society. We do this through a holistic, one-stop model of service provision. Our continuum of care, informed and implemented by professionals with cultural backgrounds and life experiences similar to those of our clients, helps ensure their success.

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