Ann McGovern is the first profile in our web video series called Living!
AND THIS IS WHY WE PROFILED ANN McGOVERN
We’ve met so many people whom some might call “older,” or “senior” who continue to work and play with great passion. They face life head on and discover new ways to build on what they’ve already accomplished.
Most of the people we’ll profile are over 80. The stories, mostly told in their own voices, reveal how they continue to pursue their passions, find new interests and do meaningful and often creative things. Consider them leaders in the field of living.
You may know Ann McGovern as the author of children’s books that have sold more than 30 million copies. Annie began as an editor for Golden Books, went on to edit for Scholastic and wrote wonderful books like “Stone Soup” and “Too Much Noise.”
She’s still writing, creating art, traveling and enjoying life to the fullest. Like the rest of us, she’s had her ups and downs. But her story is inspiring because she refuses to to be pulled down by the challenges that come her way. Anne is a breast cancer survivor.
Recently, doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York successfully treated two brain tumors that threatened her life. But again, cancer and illness do not stop her.
Instead, she deals with the hurdles and moves on to enjoy what she loves. She’s a great example for the rest of us, especially those in the Baby Boom generation who will have an opportunity to be productive for a long time to come. To borrow from Elvis Presley, millions of us “Got a Lot O’ Livin’ To Do.”
Consider that one out of every four 65-year-old Americans is likely to live past 90, according to the Social Security Administration, and most 65-year-old men will live until 83 and women until 85.
We can all use inspiration and Living! and Ann McGovern offers remarkable insight into what makes a wonderful life.
Give us recommendation for another video profile of a person whose life inspires others.
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