Resilience in the Face of Despair.

RIPR – All of our lives include some dark moments, some that are much darker than others. We do the best we can to cope during difficult times, hoping that the shadows will lift. Sadly, some people are so overwhelmed by life's daunting challenges that they can't seem to find a way out. Others, like Wendy Shapiro, manage not only to climb out of the dark hole, but truly flourish along the way.

Wendy Shapiro has lived in many places throughout Europe, Australia, Great Britain and the United States, but she considers Rhode Island her home. Wendy reports that she is a quilter, avid gardener, violinist and, especially, an animal lover.

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