What was once child’s play for Dr. Nwando Okafor became a fast reality. She’s gratefully enjoying the daily actualization of the dream career that she imagined having as a little girl growing up in Enugu, Nigeria. As a child, Dr. Nwando found excitement in playing “doctor” with her dolls by caring for them with items from the First Aid kit that she received as a gift on her 7th birthday. The gift was very important to her. By tradition, Nigerian families instill strong accountabilities and indigenous values in their children. She’s always known that she would become a doctor; there were no other career options available in her opinion.
Life changed dramatically for her at 15 when her family migrated to the United States. After receiving her diploma from Gardena High School, Dr. Nwando Okafor graduated, Cum Laude with a BS in Biology from the University of California, Riverside and she subsequently received her MD from UCLA. She began her medical career working in residency at The University of Chicago Medicine in the ER Department.
Currently, Dr. Okafor is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer based in Corpus Christi, Texas. She’s also committed to the philanthropic work of World Health Advocate, a nonprofit organization that she co-founded with her sister, Dr. Adaeze Okafor-Nwosu. The two are dedicated to closing the healthcare gap among countries worldwide. They travel abroad to Nigeria, Haiti and other poverty-stricken countries to administer free healthcare services.
Dr. Okafor has a special passion for caring for others. Her mission in life is to “live, learn, give back, and love.” “I am inspired by my family, humble past and I keep my focus through my belief in God.”
In her free time, Dr. Okafor seizes the opportunity to enjoy her family. She lends her life experiences through mentorship and encouragement for other young women and men. Like Dr. Nwando Okafor on Facebook!
Antonio Smith’s Little People With Big Challenges Foundation has partnered with WreckShopNation and 97.9 The Box to host the first annual Health Fitness Clinic and Celebrity Bowling Event on June 26, 2016. The event schedule is as follows:
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fitness Health Clinic
Robert Horry Sports Facility
9079 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrity Bowling Game
925 Bunker Hill
Houston, TX 77024
Over time, Little People With Big Challenges Foundation has worked to raise awareness and fight childhood obesity by reaching communities to engage in group activities and implementing programs that contribute to a healthier lifestyle for children.
30 lucky kids will have the opportunity to hang out with LPWBC’s co-founder and 2016 Super Bowl Champion Antonio Smith and friends during the clinic. We have several fun and exciting physical activities and sports drills lined up for the groups. The staff from the Robert Horry Sports Complex will educate the children about the importance of good health and physical trainers will get the kids moving with simple exercise tactics that can instrumental when fighting obesity.
Later in the day, the celebrity bowling game’s roster features professional athletes like NFL players Corey Nelson, Mario Williams and Shaun Rogers along with NBA legends T.J. Ford and Stephen Jackson. The list also includes artists like Lil Flip, Original Screwed Up Click Members E.S.G., Lil KeKe, Lil O and Big Pokey, J’Xavier and emerging artist DeeSmuve.
We would like to recognize and infinite extend gratitude to our event sponsors Wreckshop Nation, 97.9 The Box, 281 Swangin Customs, Community Transportation, Knight Time Management, Sweet Beas Gourmet Fudge & Pralines, BHRanch, OMG! Baked Potatoes and Proverbial Care.
For more information contact Jennifer Simpson at 281-736-4991. Learn more about how you can support Little People With Big Challenges Foundation’s programs by visiting http://www.littlepeoplewithbigchallenges.org. We are a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit organization.
Too often, people delve into the music industry without educating themselves on how to successfully establish themselves as a sustainable business. Just like any start up, most artists seek to build a relative brand with maximum earning potential and popularity.
The Establishment was created to increase the population of successful artist entrepreneurs. The platform was founded by Publicist Jennifer Simpson and Kina Kimble, Esq. to properly “establish” artists and small businesses with the proper registrations, communications and brand positioning.
The Establishment offers service packages and ala carte services such as the following:
*PR and Business Services
Website design and Management
Submissions to record labels, networks or executives
Copyrighting (Legal Ownership)
IRSC Code Registrations
And more! Social media accounts and website coming soon!
For more information, contact Jennifer Simpson at 281-736-4991.
Author/Actress Denisha Hardeman will celebrate the release of her book 8 Lanes and the launch of her charity Un-Hushed Foundation. It will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm at Mariago Collective located at 1707 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006. The event will be hosted by Jillian “JJ” Simmons from Houston’s 97.9 The Box and will feature special guests Kat St. John and Itz Karma.
Domestic violence is one of the world’s most under-reported crimes. Whether it be physical, sexual, psychological or emotional abuse, more individuals, especially women, should be empowered speak up. Denisha Hardeman and UnHushed Foundation are on a mission to bring forth the truth that hides behind the smile of domestic violence victims.
Overcoming the intimidating effects of the epidemic can be difficult without help or guidance. Denisha Hardeman hurdled her silent battle with domestic violence by focusing on the sport of track and field. It gave her the strength to fight back. Her 8 Lanes novel and forthcoming movie will depict Denisha’s struggles with abuse during high school and early college all while holding stellar records in track. Most importantly the story will focus on endurance and female empowerment.