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MyNDTALK - Humbled By The Journey

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MyNDTALK with Dr Pamela Brewer

MyNDTALK with Dr Pamela Brewer


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Humbled By The Journey

In 1964, in the midst of revolutionary activity in Cuba, Mike's family was expelled from their rural hometown without any warning or money and soon after made New York City home.  Suddenly, they all were on a new trajectory of unforeseen challenges, opportunities and lessons. Mike lumbered through school, while working as a floor cleaner and delivery boy to help pay for tuition. During these years, Mike learned about values and principles from those around him, including his father and an extraordinary Jesuit priest.  After a stint in the Army, Mike worked as a door-to door salesman, selling  health insurance, and subsequently found his stride in business and success, against great odds.

Since then, Mike has given more than $125 million to causes focused on health care, education and those most in need. He requires only this: Recipients must want to help themselves, be willing to sacrifice to gain a better future, and promise to pay it forward when they can.