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:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Healthcare is in flux. The ... for the mass media launching of story movements to highlight what's most unfair ... unfortunate experiences; such a movement can generate the network power to improve healthcare ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... OH (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... insurance and financial planning services from offices headquartered in Hamilton County, is embarking ... rescue LuvFurMutts. , LuvFurMutts specializes in finding new homes for orphaned or neglected ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Coppin Insurance Agency, an insurance and financial planning firm ... Cape Coral area, is embarking on a charity drive with the goal of providing ... Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida works to provide fresh and nutritious food ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... KS (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... financial consultation services to families and business owners in and around central Kansas, ... provide assistance to at-risk youth in the region. , Headquartered in Wichita, Youth ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... of the most comprehensive mental health systems reform legislation in more than fifty ... President, and the commitment of our elected officials to improving mental health services ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... DUBLIN , Dec 8, 2016 Research ... 2016-2020" report to their offering. ... , The global chromatography market ... Global Chromatography Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an ... market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... India , December 8, 2016 ... report "Sugar-Based Excipients Market by Product (Actual Sugars, ... Functionality (Filler & Diluent, Tonicity Agents), Formulation (Oral, ... by MarketsandMarkets, the market has witnessed healthy growth ... grow at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2016 ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 8, 2016 ... nuclease technology to develop novel antiviral therapeutics, today ... M.D., as chief executive officer and a member ... is an incredibly experienced executive with a deep ... said Stephen Quake, D.Phil., founder of Agenovir, co-president ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: