I couldn’t let this year pass without acknowledging a very important person that started this amazing journey of 2017 and that is Molly Burke @mollyburkeofficial. I knew of her YouTube channel as it was always a suggested video when I would put any of my videos online. She’s a blind YouTuber like myself but she’s beyond just that. She’s a motivational speaker, an advocate for accessibility and an amazing human being. You may have seen her well deserved rise on YouTube with a video she did with @caseyneistat.
She was working at @accessiblemediainc at the beginning of this year as a TV host and unbeknownst to me (she told me this later) her cousin found my channel, told her about me and she suggested I could be interviewed at AMI tv. That tiny suggestion that she made, that idea may have seemed so insignificant was the starting pistol that shot 2017 off to the races. I owe a lot to her and her most amazing dog Gallup and her mom who is the most down to earth, compassionate woman I’ve met.
Molly, if you read this, you are the best. You have made a big impact in my life and I’m not the only one. You’ve inspired people to believe they can do anything no matter what may hold them back. Your joyful personality fills a room when you enter and you may not see it but it brightens up everyone’s day. I wish you the best in your new chapter 2018 in LA and in your career. God Bless you. [Photo description: Myself and Molly along with her guide dog Gallup standing on a red carpet in front of a YouTube Space Toronto Step and Repeat banner at a Buffer Festival party]