Another week, another BlogTalkRadio host profiled in the local media, and we couldn’t be more proud.
This time, it’s Sol2Soul‘s Evelina Solis, who grew up in the Danville, Ill., suburb of Hoopeston, before moving to the San Antonio, Texas, area, and so caught the eye of her hometown daily, the Commercial-News.
In a story titled “Solis Radiates Hope to Others,” the paper writes that the former producer at WONB 94.9 FM in Lima, Ohio, “chooses to use her words to enhance people’s lives, and those messages are being heard across the country.”
And Evelina knows whence she speaks. In 2006—after suffering three seizures and flat-lining—she was diagnosed with lupus, which would leave her wheelchair-bound and tethered to an oxygen tank.
Today, she’s president of Sol2Soul, a life-coaching and inspirational speaking resource.
Hers is also one of 33 survival stories in Laura Contreras-Rowe‘s book, Aim High: Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic and Latina Women.
That in turn led to a profile in the new issue of Ujima magazine, which recounts how she overcame her health afflictions—allowing her to ditch the wheelchair and oxygen tank—then quit her job at the University of Texas to go on the road full time delivering her message of hope to crowds at schools, non-profits, companies and churches throughout the U.S.
“You can help or hurt people,” Evelina tells the Commercial-News. “If you use inspirational words, you can change people’s lives.”
But with negative words, she adds, “They cut and they hurt and they open up wounds.”
The Commercial-News also reports that Evelina had lofty broadcasting aspirations after winning a fellowship from the International Radio and Television Society Foundation in 2001.
“I wanted to be a Latina Oprah,” she says, adding that she her aim was to celebrate unsung heroes.
Happily, she’s now able to do just here on BlogTalkRadio.
Click here to read the Commercial-News profile.
Click here to read the Ujima magazine profile.
Click here to sample Sol2Soul.