Author Krista Tibbs has made The Emily C. Specchio Foundation her featured nonprofit during the month of August for her book: The Neurology of Angels. This means $2 of every book purchased will be donated to the foundation.
Neurology of Angels Synopsis:
Every day a choice must be made between saving one child and treating thousands. Galen is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur who loses everything to develop a cure for stroke. Eddy is a devoted father who enters politics on a mission to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Elizabeth is a pharmaceutical industry lawyer who is raising a daughter with a rare and fatal genetic illness. Their families become forever entwined as the three parents engage in a tug-of-war over a failing system of good intentions. In the wake, heroes are born.
To purchase the book, visit www.neurologyofangels.com
**Krista also interviewed Emily’s sister Kate about the Specchio Family and the Emily C. Specchio Foundation on her blog. The interview can be found here. **
The November 18th, 2007 showing of My9NY (WWOR) TV show “Real Talk” featured a story on Emily’s inspiring life of Giving Back. Her story was the main story out of a group of 3 inspiring stories of those who chose to give back to society. Brenda Blackmon was the host, and the Specchio Family was invited to the studio on November 15th to tape the segment. The show featured stories from Emily’s family as well as pictures of Emily growing up and volunteering in the Dominican Republic through the Foundation for Peace.
Clips of the show are featured in this year’s foundation slideshow movie, shown at the 2008 “A Night with an Angel” Event, and posted above.
The Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech has run an article in their Pamplin Magazine about Emily’s inspirational life, sudden passing, and wonderful support of friends and family to lead to her endowed scholarship through the University.
The article can be seen online at http://www.pamplin.vt.edu/magazine/fall07.pdf
A very touching and comprehensive article has been published in The Beacon featuring Emily’s commitment to helping others in the Dominican Republic, and Emily’s family (mother: Eileen, sister: Kate, and aunt: Mary Beth) following her inspirational lead in volunteering. Emily’s mother Eileen continues to lead groups to Santo Domingo, DR every summer, and just finished her 3rd straight year of volunteer work in nursing.
The article can be found at: http://www.patersondiocese.org/page.cfm?Web_ID=2327
Team Leaders in Santo Domingo DR, including Emily’s sister, Kate (far right)
and mother Eileen (2nd to right).