Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bella Scarpe

Walking in Someone Else's Shoes

Every shoe has tongue,
They all have a sole.
Every shoe has a heart
And a story to be told.

No matter what they look like
Whether old or new,
They are all quite different
Every single shoe.

Take the time to learn
What they have to say.
A whole different person.
Will be revealed today.

Her laughter contagious.
Her style next to none.
She has a drive that got her here
She surely isn't done.

Her birthday is the same as mine, August 17th. She's a teeny bit younger.

She is a force both on-camera and off but her remarkable success didn’t come easily.  She is a true result of “The American Dream” and an inspiration to people, both young and old.  
She was born in Naples, Italy, in an impoverished neighborhood, and moved to the United States when she was a little girl. She was only fluent in Italian. Her love affair with television journalism began before she could even speak English – her parents couldn’t afford a tutor, so she learned the language by watching TV. 
After high school, she attended the University of Maryland, where she received a B.A. in Journalism. She earned her Master’s degree in Journalism from the American University in D.C. While in attendance, she worked for a capital hill news bureau covering a number of stories related to the Pentagon, Supreme Court, White House and State Department.

Some of her charity work includes Operation Smile, Dress For Success, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago and the Children’s Miracle Networks.

She now appears on tv and has multiple published books and is married to a successful businessman. They are hoping children are in their near future.

She is going through one of the toughest times in her life right now. She is having a double mastectomy to remove cancer. She sees the flip side,

"Listen, I love my girls [but] I'm gonna feel more like a woman when this is all done," she said.  "I think scars are beautiful. I think scars tell a story." 

 "They might come out looking even hotter," she joked. "You gotta have fun with this. We find the humor in everything."

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