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Strength in Numbers: Why We Must Advocate as a Team

This column discusses my personal beliefs and perspectives on advocacy which is a key part of the role of All Aboard Ohio. For some, this concept and resulting activity may be a new experience. For many like myself, it may reveal a history of lifelong personal and professional activity ingrained in your soul.

But, let’s cover one basic issue. What is advocacy? As defined by Webster dictionary, “advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal: the act or process of advocating.”

My personal and professional experience over the last 40-plus years has molded me into the “advocate” that you see today. With a brief personal history let me share my “advocacy journey” and why it matters.

In my early nursing career, I interviewed for a position as a Public

Relations Ambassador at my local hospital and was one of two chosen to fulfi