Navigation Links
Humor and Hope Sustain NJ Woman Through Disabling Movement Disorder, Election Campaign
Date:9/28/2007

DEMAREST, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether she is giving a keynote address or visiting on the sidewalk with neighbors, Demarest resident Esther Paik Goodhart conveys optimism and possibility.

"Only in America could someone like me have the opportunities I have," says Goodhart with a warm laugh, "I'm a physically disabled woman whose father is a famous Presbyterian minister, I teach Hebrew at three temples, and I'm running for Town Council as a Republican."

Goodhart's struggle with a movement disorder called dystonia has taught her that anything is possible. Having literally gotten up out of her wheelchair after years of disability, Goodhart is confident that she can help Demarest evolve into the community its citizens need. The rich diversity of her life makes her strive to foster community unity. "I see the problems in my town, and I know I can help. I believe I can bring people together," she says.

Goodhart and her husband Alan have been residents of Demarest for 18 years. Their two sons have attended Demarest schools through high school. For years Esther has been involved with school functions, including being instrumental in "International Day."

While vice president of the Demarest PTA, Goodhart developed programs to educate the student body such as "Prejudice Reduction" and "AIDS Awareness," which aired on PBS. Goodhart has been invited to the White House and The Gracie Mansion in New York City to serve as a Keynote speaker and also to receive awards for her involvement in various political organizations and Asian American activities and organizations.

Goodhart embodies that perfect blend of a healthy sense of humor to help keep priorities clear plus a no-nonsense approach on issues she knows are important to Demarest residents -- stopping pay-to-play, ending cronyism, controlling spending, respecting all individuals, and acting in a timely, professional, and efficient manner. She believes in volunteerism as a means of curtailing overspending and enhancing the feeling of community.

Goodhart seeks to revive a spirit of cooperation, both within Borough Hall and throughout the community. Goodhart is a guest speaker for Dystonia Medical Research Foundation events and has appeared in the organization's patient magazine.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Humorous Socks of Medics-no Laughing Matter
2. Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory
3. Skeleton May Sustain Damage Due To Use Of Anti-Depressants
4. Ambulance Services Cost ?145 Each Time An Elderly Person Sustains A fal
5. New compounds Help Sustain relief For Patients With Symptoms of Bowel Disorders
6. Cancer-Causing Virus Synthesizes Protein To Help Sustain Itself In Host Cells
7. New Study Suggests Special Cocoa may Lead to Sustained Improvement in Blood Vessel Function
8. Maninder Says Wrist Injuries Were Sustained Accidentally
9. India Committed to Sustainable Development: PM
10. Work Less to Sustain Planet Earth, Say Activists
11. Woman gets cancer from transplanted kidney
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society’s (PATS) Annual ... Convention Center on June 8-10. The weekend consisted of many educational presentations, ... scholarship presentations, and professional networking. , On Friday June 9th, PATS hosted ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and ... Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers to proactively coordinate care and ... Dashboards provide near real-time data about patients admitted to and/or discharged from acute ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... Studies show evidence that carotenoids and antioxidants derived either from the diet or from ... how often do ophthalmologists and optometrists in Sweden recommend the use of nutritional supplements, ... symptoms of AMD? A study published recently in Dove Medical Press journal, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Everybody has their own personal preference when ... read it, and some people don't like it at all. FindaTopDoc took a look ... , Erotic literature can give readers a taste of their deepest, darkest fantasies and ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Georgia State ... 18 to 20. , The two-day conference is focused on advancing scientific knowledge ... improving patients’ lives and eliminating racial breast cancer-related disparities. The conference theme is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... 8, 2017  StatLab Medical Products ("StatLab" ... manufacturer of diagnostic supplies for the anatomic ... & Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), a ... growth-focused investment in the Company. Cressey & ... from selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., with ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... , June 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: ... two Phase 2 trials of its RSV F protein recombinant ... bearing age have been published in the journal ... been shared in prior scientific conferences). The Company previously announced ... 2014. Novavax is developing the RSV F Vaccine with the ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... , June 5, 2017 The ... brand of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), has been awarded ... Cincinnati Enquirer . Results are based on an ... in organizational health and workplace improvement. The survey measures several ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: