My name is Adriane Simmons. I founded GEMS (www.gemsgirl.com) empowerment group for girls in 2007. My path was crossed with Kara Norman and the two of us founded Jewels (www.jewelsgirl.com) and Jordan's Closet (an organization that we establish to provide clothes to children that are less fortunate than most). GEMS/Jewels and Jordan's closet are subsideraries of The Jordan Simmons Project. I lost my son, Jordan, years ago to S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). My quest is to have Jordan's name live on in a way that forever would touch the lives of children in a positive manner. My journey has been fullfilling to say the very least. I am still brought to excrutiating pain when I dwell on the sudden loss of my beautiful son. The Jordan Simmons Project brings me peace. I was a "one man show" for two years that scenario became overwhelming and quite challenging (having meetings with "myself", etc. lol!). I NEVER thought to give up. I HAD to make it happen. ....and along came Kara. Kara Norman's passionate vision to touch the lives of others and to assist women in fullfilling their dreams, has helped me in propelling The Jordan Simmons Project to another level. I truly thank you Kara. For any woman or girl that may read my comments, please know that NOTHING is impossible if you put your mind to it. You CAN achieve your goals. With all the chalenges and obstacles you may face on a daily basis. Keep peace and determination in your heart. Also, have a well thought out, realistic plan. "With all it's sham, drudery and broken dreams, it is still a BEAUTIFUL world" Continue to stive to reach your goals. You CAN make it happen. Be happy.
I am also great friends with Kara for about 7-8 years now. She is such an inspiration to everyone. It is great you two are working together to bless many women who are broken or who are trying to get on the path of life and to find themselves. I am sure you two together will make an great impact together as a team and individually.
Hello Adriane, welcome to the EMcommunity. What a joy to have you has a part of the community. As you browse through the members and groups, you will see that the EMcommunity is a place where passion abounds in an array of areas.
The EMcommunity is wonderful site learn, share and find women who share the same pursuits that you do; as well a great place to invite your family and friends; and make new friends from around the world. I hope that you have a great time exploring and setting up your page to be uniquely yours.
Hello Adriane, Welcome to EMwomen! So glad to have you as a new memeber of our community. I know your going to love it here. This is a great group of inspiring and motivated women. Have fun exploring all the things EMcommunity has to offer. I look forward to networking with you.
Bring your greatness!
AWWWWWWWWWWWW Adriane! I'm so glad you are here and joined EMGirls as well! Without you I wouldn't be here, you pulled my passion and dreams out to this very time and moment. I'm so thrilled that you are on here. We have to get together to talk about Jewels/G.E.M.S Meet and Greet on the 31st, it's only a few weeks away!!! Anyway love ya girl! Beth my sister in law joined she wants to be a part of Jewels/G.E.M.S as well! Any way hugs girl!