Hospital volunteer Karen Ellsworth chose “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” for her high school yearbook quote. The merry hearts and helping hands of these volunteers make a difference every day for patients and staff in local hospitals..
Former UConn women’s basketball standout Rebecca Lobo is probably one of the state’s all-time favorite athletes. After helping to lead UConn to the 1995 National Championship, the awardwinning athlete went on to play in the Women’s National Basketball Association and is now a television basketball analyst.
“When I’m on the mat, I’m not a cancer patient, I’m just a yogi,” she says, adding that women need something to empower them as yoga did for her. “Find something that you can cling to and you can do through your treatment and procedures,” she says..
Moster was hired to open the fi rst Barney’s Co-Op store in New York City and ran the notorious Barney’s Warehouse Sale. “Physically, it was crazy!” she says. Customers fl ock to her boutique for Moster’s bold and inspired recommendations. One woman who bought a dress for a wedding was besieged with compliments.