San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Randyce Wechter, the latest nominee of the “No Limits” Mentoring Mission Award – a charitable outreach program dedicated to helping disabled people to achieve their career goals – embodies the true spirit of somebody who has steadfastly refused to give up.
After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at eight years old, her mother died suddenly. She found herself learning to walk again at LaRabida Children’s Hospital, without a mom and having to wear a cumbersome brace. To make matters worse, Randyce was warned by doctors that she could no longer play like a normal kid. Of course, she had other ideas.
“So my father moved me down to Florida from Chicago to live with relatives, because of the warmer weather," she said. "He set up pool time at a local Miami Beach hotel because we were told that swimming would be instrumental in getting stronger and active again." The regimen worked. In fact, she ultimately became a standout student athlete in a number of high school sports, including volleyball, a sport she competed in at the prestigious Maccabiah Games in Israel.
At 21, Randyce married and went on to attend DePaul University. After a successful career in retail management, she settled into her passion: the theater. She eventually became a Unit Production Manager for a leading women's documentary film company. She had planned to continue in the same field when the couple moved to California, but fate intervened with the “sunshine of her life” – a new baby boy named Matthew.
She relished being a stay-at-home mom, calling those years the best of her life. She also became actively involved in philanthropic work, helping organize multiple fundraisers for the schools her son attended.
By the time Matthew was in seventh grade, she decided it was time to go back to work. “My husband, Michael, noticed that a local Palm Springs bakery
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