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Jean Robb

Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

After reading the above information ask yourself “why would I choose any other realtor”?

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

SuperSibs ~ Ensuring that siblings of children with cancer are honored, supported and recognized so they may face the future with strength, courage and hope.

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Hi, Jean Robb here. This story is being done in honor of Mia, and her brother  Charlie and  sister Baby G. 

 Here is Mia's story from her mommy and daddy.
It all began in early August when Mia got what we thought was a stomach bug. After a few days of throwing up, she got severely dehydrated (a common side effect of not being able to keep food and water down) and had to be hospitalized to get fluids. After returning home, she was better for a few days but starting throwing up again. Our pediatrician told us that it was likely just remnants of the stomach bug. But, after several more days of continued throwing up, our pediatrician sent Mia's file to a gastro-intestinal specialist at Phoenix Childrens Hospital. The specialist thought it sounded like gastroparesis, a side effect of a stomach virus that leaves the stomach unable to push down food. We altered Mia's diet, even putting her on fluids only, but the throwing up continued. On September 3rd, we finally got in to meet the specialist. After hearing the full extent of Mia's condition, he said it was unlikely gastroparesis, but that we'd have to do a series of tests to figure out exactly what it was, including a CT and an MRI to check her head. As much as we wanted to start the tests right away, the doctor told us we would start the next week doing them on an outpatient basis and that it could take up to 3 weeks until we have an answer.
On Sunday afternoon, Mia started violently vomiting to the point we were worried about her hydration again. Knowing we could wait until after Labor Day, we took her to PCH Monday. After hours of going through the admitting process, Mia was given a CT scan. Although we were initially told that the scans came back clear (by someone who obviously didn't know what he was talking about), they scheduled a full MRI of her head and spine. By early afternoon Tuesday we had the MRI results back and were given the horrible news that Mia had a brain tumor.

Mia's Brother Charlie  and Baby sister Genevieve have been through so much. Imagine just being born and having your mommy and daddy needed to save your sister. Imagine being a 3 year old little boy trying to understand what's happening to your family. I can't image how this beautiful family has made their way through so much. To think about the support needed to help your children feel save, loved and cared for. Thank God for Supersib's. Ensuring that siblings of children with cancer are honored, supported and recognized so they may face the future with strength, courage and hope. Here is all the information you'll need to get involved!

SuperSibs! Welcome Letter

Dear Friends of SuperSibs!
Welcome to our website - and to learning more about our important national nonprofit organization! Based on research, as well as input and encouragement from parents, siblings and professionals in the oncology world, SuperSibs! was created in October 2002. All agreed that there was a desperate need for services to support and honor the brothers and sisters of children diagnosed with cancer. Since then, thousands and thousands of children and teens have been supported by our program!
We are pleased to provide our mailed comfort and care services to siblings who live in the U.S. and Canada. These services are completely free of charge to sibs of children with cancer between the ages of 4-18, and are intended to bring moments of delight and support to these "shadow survivors".
Of course, our website is available to support siblings and families around the world as well. Our education and outreach materials are provided to medical, education and psychosocial professionals directly in the U.S. and Canada, and also to others worldwide, via the internet, so each can support siblings on-site.
As the mother of a pediatric cancer survivor, I know firsthand how overwhelming the fight against cancer can be. While our family struggled to help our ill child survive, despite our best efforts we watched helplessly while our other son felt insignificant, afraid and ignored. It is tremendously draining to attend to all the needs of the child with cancer, understand all the medical information and make decisions on treatment, let alone find the energy necessary to be fully present with the other children as well. SuperSibs! was created for just this reason -- to honor, support and recognize these special children - the brothers and sisters who wonder in the background, "What about me?"
SuperSibs! services are designed to "meet these kids where they are." In other words, we don't require siblings to attend meetings or visit specific locations. Rather, children and teens participating in SuperSibs! will periodically receive support tools in the mail, as well as tokens of recognition to validate their important role in fighting pediatric cancer.
Also, special areas on our website have been designed to be helpful for each visitor – most especially, for siblings in The Sib Spot. Check out what we’ve created for siblings of different ages and situations... and visit regularly, we these elements will be updated monthly! We hope you’ll pass along links to our other website segments in For You, so that parents, grandparents, friends, community members, teachers and professionals can help siblings feel comforted and supported… now and long into the future.
In the world of pediatric cancer, other organizations help the ill child, find a cure, grant wishes, and even care for the caregivers. SuperSibs! completes this total family care model, by ensuring that siblings of children with cancer are honored, supported and recognized… so they may face the future with strength, courage and hope.
Feel free to contact me or any of our caring SuperSibs! team for more information – or to make a referral, make a donation to ensure our ongoing positive impact, or to volunteer your invaluable services. We are so grateful for your support and look forward to hearing from you!
Wishing you hope, strength, happiness and peace,
Melanie Goldish

SuperSibs! Programs & Services

Outreach and Education
SuperSibs! objective is to ensure that onsite sibling support is incorporated into pediatric oncology care. Outreach allows us to be effective by informing and equipping hospital, camp and pediatric oncology organization professionals to provide front line integrated sibling support.
Support Training Awareness and Recognition Kit - When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family needs healing. The need for total family healing is why the STAR Kit was created, so that hospitals and organizations have tools and resources that can easily be incorporated into the services they already provide while caring for pediatric cancer families.
Teacher Education Awareness Materials - Many children spend more time with their teachers and school personnel than with any other adult during the day. TEAM has been developed by SuperSibs! to inform and empower the school community regarding what is happening in the child's home and to help their students manage throughout the difficult times when their family is battling pediatric cancer.
Comfort and Care Services
Sibling Comfort and Care - Supportive, helpful and informative age-appropriate packages are sent directly to young and teen siblings. These mailings are intended to support the brothers and sisters of children with cancer by helping them realize they are special and important, not alone, and how they can be empowered to reach out for support. Comfort and Care items include SuperSibs! Personalized Courage Trophies, Books and Journals, SibBuzz Newsletters, Sib2Sib letters, Sweet Dreams Pillowcases and more.
Parent Support - Resources, information, helpful tips and coping tools are sent to parents in our newly designed Parent Tool Kit and our Parent Newsletters.
Bereavement Comfort and Care - A child's grieving journey is different from the grieving process of an adult. SuperSibs! helps children to understand loss, to process and move through sadness with specially selected comfort and care support. Our bereavement packages are designed to gently help brothers and sisters through their grief, providing support to continue life with hope and strength, knowing they are not alone.
Relapse Comfort and Care - SuperSibs! realized that there are many ups and downs throughout the cancer journey. We send a special package to children and teens whose brother or sister has experienced a relapse. These children have unique needs that may differ from their needs during original diagnosis. Materials and content are appropriate for the special needs of these children and teens.
SuperSibs! Scholarship Program - Each year, SuperSibs! awards a number of scholarships to High School Seniors. Criteria are available in the fall of each year and scholarships are awarded in May. The main criteria for this scholarship is that applicants must be a sibling of a child who has (or has had) cancer. This does include siblings who have lost a sibling to cancer.
Online Dynamic Support - Allowing for 24/7 access by siblings, parents and professionals. SuperSibs! website - - provides updated, downloadable activities, information, resources, inspiration and education. Extensive links to these materials are on the website in The Sib Spot and About You sections.

Hi there and welcome to The Sib Spot! This section of our Web site was created just for you! Be sure to check out all of the special Sib Spot features created just for your age group! The Sib Spot has it all...check out all the drawings, letters, photos, games, activities, and so much more!

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