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EP8: The things that make me different make me, me [transcript]


The things that make me different make me, me.
This interview will leave an imprint on your heart and / or inspire you to action. Maybe this story is similar to your own, or you can think of someone that has lived their life with autism. Think about navigating your life...being different.  Being unique and not completely understood. Maybe you are a parent of a child, or have an adult child with autism and have experienced this journey.  Maybe you have a friend or family member that has autism. I always talk about opening your circles...becoming horseshoes, and allowing yourself to step outside your comfort zone and put fear and uncertainty aside.  As an adult, living with Asperger's, Alex Fischetti, has done just that, and does it everyday.  Hear his voice, his inspiring story of challenge, some difficult moments, but in the middle of it all lies opportunity.
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 2019-11-11  22m
 
 
00:00  Speaker 1
[inaudible]
00:00
.
00:02  Speaker 2
Hey
00:02
there,
00:03
I'm
00:03
Amy
00:03
and
00:04
welcome
00:04
to
00:04
the
00:04
podcast
00:05
fearlessly
00:06
facing
00:06
50
00:07
this
00:08
podcast
00:08
is
00:09
about
00:09
conversations
00:10
and
00:10
connections
00:11
and
00:11
my
00:12
mission
00:12
is
00:12
to
00:12
encourage
00:13
women
00:13
over
00:13
40
00:14
to
00:15
live
00:15
their
00:15
best
00:16
life.
00:17
You
00:17
know
00:17
what,
00:17
ladies,
00:18
we
00:18
haven't
00:18
peaked
00:19
yet
00:20
and
00:20
we
00:20
are
00:20
just
00:21
getting
00:22
started.
00:23
So
00:23
if
00:23
you're
00:23
ready
00:24
for
00:24
some
00:24
real
00:24
talk
00:25
with
00:25
real
00:26
people
00:26
and
00:27
real
00:27
conversations
00:28
about
00:28
what
00:28
really
00:29
matters,
00:30
you
00:30
have
00:30
found
00:30
the
00:30
right
00:31
place.
00:32
I'm
00:32
ready.
00:33
Are
00:33
you
00:33
ready?
00:34
Let's
00:35
get
00:35
started.
00:36
Let's
00:36
get
00:36
real.
00:44  Speaker 3
[inaudible]
00:47  Speaker 1
Hey
00:47
there.
00:47
I'm
00:48
Amy
00:48
and
00:48
welcome
00:48
to
00:49
fearlessly
00:49
facing
00:50
50
00:51
and
00:51
beyond
00:52
because
00:52
it's
00:52
not
00:53
just
00:53
about
00:53
turning
00:54
50
00:55
but
00:55
about
00:55
embracing
00:56
this
00:56
time
00:57
of
00:57
life
00:58
40
00:58
50,
00:59
60
00:59
beyond
01:00
when
01:01
everything
01:01
changes
01:02
and
01:02
things
01:02
shift
01:03
and
01:04
we're
01:04
opening
01:04
the
01:05
dialogue
01:05
about
01:05
these
01:05
things
01:06
and
01:06
bringing
01:07
attention
01:07
to
01:08
subjects
01:08
that
01:08
sometimes
01:09
are
01:09
difficult
01:10
to
01:10
talk
01:11
about.
01:12
First
01:13
of
01:13
all,
01:13
I
01:13
want
01:13
to
01:13
thank
01:14
you
01:14
for
01:14
your
01:14
continued
01:15
support
01:15
of
01:15
fearlessly
01:16
facing
01:16
50
01:17
you
01:17
know,
01:17
you
01:18
can
01:18
find
01:18
me
01:18
everywhere
01:19
on
01:19
social
01:19
media.
01:20
Uh
01:20
,
01:20
you
01:21
can
01:21
follow
01:21
me
01:21
on
01:21
Facebook.
01:22
I've
01:22
got
01:22
a
01:22
group
01:22
there
01:23
I
01:23
would
01:23
love
01:24
for
01:24
you
01:24
to
01:24
join.
01:24
It's
01:25
fearlessly
01:25
facing
01:25
50
01:26
you
01:26
can
01:26
go
01:26
right
01:26
to
01:26
Facebook.
01:27
I
01:27
also
01:27
have
01:27
an
01:28
Instagram
01:28
page
01:30
and
01:30
my
01:30
website,
01:31
which
01:31
also
01:31
will
01:31
link
01:32
to
01:32
my
01:33
blogs
01:33
and
01:33
podcasts.
01:35
All
01:35
the
01:35
episodes
01:35
are
01:36
listed
01:36
there,
01:36
but
01:36
you
01:36
can
01:36
search
01:37
the
01:37
podcast
01:37
episodes
01:38
anywhere
01:39
you
01:39
listen
01:39
to
01:40
podcast
01:40
.
01:41
So
01:41
today
01:42
I've
01:42
got
01:43
a
01:43
great
01:44
episode
01:45
for
01:45
you
01:45
to
01:45
listen
01:46
to.
01:48
I
01:48
have
01:48
a
01:48
very
01:49
special
01:49
young
01:49
man
01:50
with
01:50
me
01:50
today,
01:51
a
01:51
man
01:51
that's
01:52
known
01:52
around
01:52
this
01:52
town
01:54
as
01:54
really
01:54
someone
01:55
special.
01:58
I
01:59
want
01:59
you
01:59
to
01:59
hear
01:59
his
01:59
story,
02:00
his
02:00
journey
02:02
as
02:02
he's
02:02
an
02:02
adult
02:04
living
02:05
with
02:06
a
02:06
type
02:06
of
02:06
autism
02:07
called
02:07
Asperger's
02:07
syndrome.
02:10
Some
02:10
of
02:11
you
02:11
might
02:11
be
02:11
familiar
02:12
with
02:12
Asperger's,
02:13
maybe
02:14
you
02:14
know
02:14
someone,
02:15
a
02:15
family
02:15
friend
02:16
that
02:16
has
02:17
been
02:17
diagnosed
02:20
today
02:21
we're
02:21
going
02:21
to
02:21
hear
02:21
from
02:21
Alex
02:22
and
02:22
Alex
02:23
has
02:24
an
02:24
incredible
02:25
spirit
02:25
about
02:25
him,
02:26
which
02:26
you
02:26
will
02:26
find.
02:29
He
02:29
published
02:29
a
02:30
book
02:31
that
02:31
you're
02:32
going
02:32
to
02:32
hear
02:32
about
02:34
and
02:34
one
02:35
of
02:35
the
02:35
parts
02:36
in
02:36
the
02:36
book
02:38
that
02:38
I
02:38
really
02:40
think
02:40
about
02:42
and
02:42
resonated
02:43
with
02:43
me
02:43
when
02:43
I
02:43
read
02:44
them
02:44
for
02:44
the
02:44
first
02:44
time
02:45
was
02:45
the
02:45
top
02:46
10
02:46
ways
02:47
you
02:48
can
02:48
be
02:48
a
02:48
great
02:49
friend
02:50
to
02:50
a
02:50
person
02:51
with
02:52
Asperger's
02:52
or
02:52
autism
02:56
and
02:56
he
02:56
spells
02:56
them
02:56
all
02:57
right
02:57
out
02:57
in
02:57
the
02:57
book
02:58
from
02:58
his,
03:00
from
03:00
his
03:01
journey.
03:04
Be
03:04
as
03:04
positive
03:05
as
03:05
you
03:05
can.
03:07
Have
03:07
a
03:07
good
03:07
sense
03:07
of
03:08
humor,
03:09
be
03:10
as
03:10
patient
03:10
as
03:11
possible
03:11
and
03:11
lend
03:12
a
03:12
hand
03:13
when
03:13
you
03:13
can
03:13
see
03:14
they're
03:14
struggling.
03:17
Try
03:17
not
03:18
to
03:18
be
03:19
judgmental
03:21
when
03:22
asking
03:22
for
03:22
their
03:22
help
03:23
for
03:23
anything.
03:24
Be
03:25
as
03:25
specific
03:26
as
03:26
you
03:26
possibly
03:26
can
03:27
with
03:28
what
03:28
you
03:28
want
03:29
them
03:29
to
03:29
do
03:29
so
03:29
they
03:29
can
03:30
help
03:30
you
03:30
without
03:30
confusion
03:31
or
03:32
difficulty.
03:35
If
03:35
at
03:35
any
03:36
point
03:36
in
03:36
the
03:36
middle
03:36
of
03:36
talking
03:37
to
03:37
you,
03:37
they
03:37
suddenly
03:38
stopped
03:38
together
03:38
.
03:39
Their
03:39
thoughts
03:41
give
03:41
them
03:41
time.
03:43
They're
03:43
trying
03:44
to
03:44
find
03:44
a
03:44
way
03:44
to
03:44
say
03:45
the
03:45
right
03:45
words
03:47
without
03:47
sounding
03:47
confusing
03:49
or
03:49
come
03:49
off
03:50
as
03:50
rude
03:52
if
03:53
you
03:53
don't
03:53
know
03:53
them,
03:54
but
03:54
frequently.
03:54
See
03:54
them
03:54
around
03:55
town,
03:56
work
03:56
,
03:56
school,
03:57
gently
03:58
ask
03:58
them
03:59
to
03:59
join
04:01
your
04:01
circle.
04:04
If
04:04
they
04:04
say
04:05
yes,
04:05
great.
04:07
If
04:07
they
04:07
say
04:08
no,
04:09
let
04:09
them
04:09
have
04:09
their
04:10
space,
04:12
never
04:12
forced
04:13
them
04:13
to
04:13
do
04:13
anything.
04:14
Let
04:14
them
04:14
make
04:15
as
04:15
many
04:16
decisions
04:16
on
04:16
their
04:16
own
04:18
as
04:18
possible.
04:23
Take
04:23
time
04:23
to
04:23
learn
04:24
what
04:24
makes
04:24
them
04:24
happy
04:25
and
04:25
what
04:25
they
04:25
enjoy
04:26
doing
04:26
so
04:27
you
04:27
can
04:27
figure
04:27
them
04:28
out
04:28
better
04:30
and
04:30
in
04:30
return
04:31
they're
04:31
more
04:32
comfortable
04:32
with
04:32
you
04:35
and
04:35
his
04:35
number.
04:36
10
04:38
reason
04:39
or
04:40
way
04:40
that
04:40
you
04:40
can
04:40
be
04:40
a
04:41
great
04:41
friend
04:42
to
04:42
a
04:42
person
04:42
with
04:43
autism
04:43
or
04:43
Asperger's
04:46
is
04:46
never
04:46
stopped
04:46
telling
04:47
them
04:47
what
04:48
a
04:48
blessing
04:48
they
04:48
are
04:48
to
04:49
you
04:50
and
04:51
to
04:51
the
04:51
world.
04:55
Think
04:55
about
04:55
those
04:56
10
04:56
things
04:57
for
04:57
a
04:57
minute.
04:59
Those
04:59
were
04:59
written
04:59
for
05:00
from
05:00
someone
05:03
that
05:03
has
05:03
lived
05:03
his
05:03
life
05:05
was
05:05
something
05:05
making
05:06
him
05:06
unique
05:08
or
05:08
different.
05:13
When
05:13
I
05:13
was
05:13
doing
05:13
some
05:13
research
05:14
before
05:14
this
05:15
show,
05:17
I
05:17
was
05:17
reading
05:17
a
05:18
lot
05:18
about
05:19
autism
05:19
and
05:19
Asperger's
05:20
and
05:20
one
05:21
of
05:21
the
05:21
quotes,
05:22
two
05:22
quotes
05:22
came
05:22
to
05:22
me,
05:22
but
05:23
this
05:23
one
05:23
I
05:23
just
05:24
loved
05:25
and
05:25
an
05:25
article
05:25
I
05:25
was
05:25
reading
05:26
from
05:26
a
05:27
gentleman
05:27
who
05:27
kind
05:27
of
05:28
went
05:28
through
05:29
his
05:29
story
05:31
and
05:32
now
05:32
as
05:32
a
05:32
63
05:33
year
05:33
old,
05:34
he
05:35
said
05:36
the
05:36
things
05:37
that
05:37
make
05:37
me
05:37
different
05:39
make
05:40
me
05:40
me
05:43  Speaker 4
[inaudible]
05:43
.
05:45  Speaker 1
There
05:45
was
05:45
a
05:45
book
05:45
written
05:46
back
05:46
in
05:46
2010
05:49
by
05:49
Jodie
05:49
pickle
05:51
house
05:51
rules.
05:52
I
05:52
encourage
05:53
you
05:53
to
05:53
pick
05:53
it
05:53
up.
05:54
I'll
05:54
leave
05:54
a
05:54
link
05:54
in
05:55
the
05:55
bio
05:56
of
05:56
the
05:56
show
05:56
notes
05:56
and
05:56
on
05:57
website
06:01
in
06:01
the
06:01
story,
06:01
the
06:02
characters
06:02
named
06:02
Jacob
06:03
Hunt
06:03
and
06:04
he
06:04
has
06:04
a
06:04
teen
06:04
with
06:04
Asperger's.
06:07
He
06:07
has
06:07
a
06:07
difficult
06:07
time
06:07
expressing
06:08
himself,
06:10
but
06:10
he's
06:10
brilliant
06:11
in
06:12
so
06:12
many
06:12
ways.
06:12
I
06:12
encourage
06:13
you
06:13
to
06:13
pick
06:13
up
06:13
a
06:13
copy
06:14
and
06:14
read
06:14
it.
06:15
It's
06:15
an
06:15
incredible
06:16
book.
06:19
I'm
06:20
going
06:20
to
06:20
leave
06:20
you
06:20
with
06:20
this
06:20
quote
06:21
before
06:21
I
06:21
turn
06:21
over
06:22
our
06:22
interview
06:22
to
06:24
end
06:24
our
06:24
discussion
06:24
with
06:24
Alex.
06:27
Think
06:27
about
06:27
this
06:27
for
06:27
a
06:27
minute.
06:29
In
06:29
the
06:29
middle
06:30
of
06:30
difficulty,
06:32
lies,
06:34
opportunity.
06:36
Enjoy
06:36
the
06:36
show.
06:38
I
06:38
am
06:38
so
06:38
excited
06:39
to
06:39
have
06:39
someone
06:39
here
06:40
with
06:40
me
06:40
today
06:40
that
06:41
has
06:41
a
06:41
story
06:42
that
06:42
will
06:42
not
06:42
only
06:42
inspire
06:43
you,
06:44
but
06:44
challenge
06:45
you
06:45
to
06:45
reach
06:45
outside
06:45
your
06:45
comfort
06:46
zone
06:46
even
06:47
when
06:47
it's
06:47
not
06:47
easy.
06:48
So
06:48
Alex,
06:49
machetes
06:49
with
06:49
me
06:49
today.
06:50
Alex
06:51
was
06:51
diagnosed
06:51
with
06:51
autism
06:52
at
06:52
the
06:52
age
06:52
of
06:52
nine.
06:54
Unbelievable.
06:55
And
06:55
he
06:55
is
06:55
actively
06:56
involved
06:56
in
06:57
his
06:57
community
06:57
of
06:57
Ridgefield,
06:58
Connecticut.
06:58
He's
06:58
really
06:59
just
06:59
a,
07:00
just
07:00
an
07:00
inspiration
07:00
to
07:00
everybody.
07:01
He's
07:01
an
07:01
avid
07:01
writer.
07:02
He
07:02
has
07:02
a
07:03
new
07:03
YouTube
07:03
channel
07:04
that
07:04
I'm
07:04
going
07:04
to
07:04
tell
07:04
you
07:04
about
07:05
and
07:05
I
07:05
can't
07:05
wait
07:06
to
07:06
tell
07:07
you
07:07
where
07:07
to
07:07
get
07:07
a
07:07
copy
07:07
of
07:07
his
07:08
book.
07:08
I'll
07:08
have
07:08
a
07:08
link
07:08
in
07:09
this
07:09
episode,
07:09
so
07:10
let's
07:10
get
07:10
to
07:10
it.
07:10
Welcome
07:11
Alex.
07:12
Thank
07:12
you
07:12
Amy
07:12
for
07:13
having
07:13
me
07:13
on
07:13
your
07:13
show.
07:14
I'm
07:14
so
07:14
excited.
07:16
Um,
07:16
what
07:16
I
07:16
absolutely
07:17
love
07:17
about
07:17
you
07:18
is
07:18
the
07:18
light
07:19
that
07:19
you
07:19
bring
07:19
to
07:19
everyone
07:20
that
07:20
you
07:20
come
07:20
in
07:20
contact
07:21
with.
07:22
It's,
07:22
it's
07:22
true.
07:23
It
07:23
really
07:23
is.
07:23
I
07:23
mean,
07:24
the
07:24
first
07:24
time
07:24
I
07:24
met
07:24
you
07:25
when
07:25
I
07:25
picked
07:25
up
07:25
a
07:25
copy
07:25
of
07:25
your
07:26
book,
07:26
just
07:26
immediately
07:27
you
07:27
have
07:27
this
07:28
magnet.
07:29
It's
07:29
amazing.
07:30
So
07:30
how
07:30
do
07:30
you
07:30
stay
07:30
so
07:31
positive
07:31
and
07:32
inspire
07:32
so
07:32
many
07:32
people?
07:33  Speaker 5
Whoa,
07:33
Whoa,
07:33
Whoa,
07:34
Whoa.
07:34
I
07:34
think
07:34
it's
07:34
because
07:35
of
07:35
all
07:35
the
07:35
amazing
07:36
,
07:36
uh
07:36
,
07:36
lights
07:36
that
07:36
I
07:37
meet
07:37
around
07:37
,
07:38
uh,
07:38
around
07:38
my
07:38
community
07:39
on
07:39
a,
07:39
on
07:39
a
07:39
regular
07:40
basis.
07:40
It's
07:40
,
07:41
um
07:41
,
07:41
you
07:41
know,
07:41
a
07:41
light
07:42
light
07:42
adds
07:43
light
07:43
and
07:44
I've
07:44
met
07:44
so
07:44
many
07:44
beautiful
07:45
eye
07:45
lights
07:45
in
07:45
my
07:46
life
07:46
,
07:47
uh,
07:47
that
07:47
have
07:47
really
07:48
helped
07:48
,
07:48
uh
07:48
,
07:48
ignite
07:49
the
07:49
spark
07:49
in
07:49
my
07:49
own
07:50
spirit,
07:50
you
07:50
know?
07:51
Uh,
07:51
I
07:51
mean,
07:51
you
07:52
know,
07:52
I
07:52
mean
07:52
I
07:52
have
07:52
my
07:52
own,
07:53
you
07:53
know
07:53
,
07:53
you
07:53
know,
07:53
dark
07:54
moments,
07:54
you
07:54
know,
07:54
when
07:54
I
07:55
feel
07:55
like
07:55
I
07:55
don't
07:55
really,
07:56
you
07:56
know,
07:56
just
07:56
,
07:57
uh,
07:57
I'm
07:57
not,
07:57
I
07:58
don't
07:58
think
07:58
I'm
07:58
going
07:58
to
07:58
be
07:58
able
07:59
to
07:59
like
07:59
get
07:59
through
07:59
the
08:00
day
08:00
and
08:00
then
08:00
all
08:00
of
08:00
a
08:00
sudden
08:01
a
08:01
whole
08:01
bunch
08:02
of
08:02
beautiful
08:02
souls
08:03
come
08:03
around
08:03
to
08:04
ignite
08:04
the
08:04
spark.
08:05
And
08:05
then
08:05
,
08:05
uh,
08:05
low
08:05
and
08:06
behold,
08:06
it
08:06
keeps
08:06
my
08:07
positive
08:07
head
08:07
up
08:07
high.
08:08  Speaker 1
I
08:08
know.
08:08
And
08:09
he
08:09
is
08:09
so
08:10
positive.
08:11
Wow
08:11
.
08:11
That's
08:11
amazing.
08:12
That's
08:12
amazing.
08:13
So
08:13
you
08:13
were
08:13
diagnosed
08:14
with
08:14
autism
08:15
at
08:15
nine.
08:15  Speaker 5
Yeah,
08:16
I
08:16
was
08:16
a
08:17
,
08:17
I
08:17
was,
08:17
I
08:17
was
08:17
on
08:17
the
08:17
,
08:17
I've
08:18
been
08:18
on
08:18
the
08:18
spectrum
08:19
a
08:19
Fez
08:19
for
08:20
as
08:20
long
08:20
as
08:20
I
08:20
can
08:20
remember.
08:21
I
08:21
am
08:21
,
08:21
I
08:22
walked
08:22
into
08:22
the
08:22
doctor's
08:23
office
08:23
one
08:23
day
08:24
and
08:24
I
08:24
was
08:25
like
08:25
looking
08:25
down
08:26
because
08:26
you
08:26
know,
08:26
we
08:26
,
08:27
um,
08:27
um,
08:27
that's
08:28
,
08:28
um
08:28
,
08:28
I've
08:28
started
08:29
getting
08:29
good
08:29
at
08:30
all
08:30
of
08:30
it
08:30
today,
08:30
but
08:31
,
08:31
uh,
08:31
we
08:31
still,
08:31
we
08:32
struggle
08:32
with
08:32
eye
08:32
contact
08:33
and
08:33
I
08:34
want
08:34
to
08:34
do
08:34
the
08:34
doctor's
08:34
office
08:35
and
08:35
the
08:35
doctor
08:35
just
08:35
said,
08:36
you
08:36
know,
08:37
you're
08:37
,
08:37
you,
08:37
you
08:37
might
08:37
be
08:38
on
08:38
the
08:38
autism
08:39
spectrum.
08:39
And
08:39
then
08:40
,
08:40
uh,
08:40
and
08:40
then
08:41
,
08:41
uh,
08:41
and
08:41
then
08:41
I,
08:41
that
08:42
was
08:42
my
08:42
diagnosis
08:43
and
08:43
I
08:43
went
08:43
through,
08:43
you
08:43
know,
08:44
this
08:44
special
08:44
ed
08:44
case
08:44
in
08:44
process
08:45
in
08:45
school
08:46
and,
08:46
you
08:46
know,
08:46
just
08:46
trying
08:46
to
08:46
figure
08:47
things
08:47
out
08:47
here
08:47
and
08:47
trying
08:48
to
08:48
figure
08:48
things
08:48
out
08:48
there,
08:49
but
08:49
a
08:50
long
08:50
but
08:50
,
08:51
uh,
08:51
has
08:51
,
08:51
uh,
08:51
these
08:51
,
08:52
uh,
08:52
awfully
08:53
y'all
08:53
,
08:53
I've
08:53
been
08:53
able
08:54
to
08:54
,
08:54
uh
08:54
,
08:54
prove
08:55
they
08:55
even
08:55
though
08:55
autism
08:56
ma
08:56
,
08:56
yeah.
08:57
You
08:57
get
08:57
a
08:57
few
08:57
like
08:58
moments
08:58
in
08:58
your,
08:59
it
08:59
can
08:59
be
08:59
a
08:59
little
08:59
bit
08:59
difficult
09:00
to
09:00
figure
09:00
things
09:00
out
09:01
as
09:01
quickly
09:01
as
09:01
like
09:01
a
09:02
,
09:02
like
09:02
the
09:02
average
09:02
person.
09:03
But
09:03
,
09:03
uh,
09:04
I've
09:04
definitely
09:04
tried
09:04
to,
09:05
I've
09:05
,
09:05
uh
09:05
,
09:05
hopefully
09:05
I've
09:06
been
09:06
able
09:06
to
09:06
accomplish
09:06
,
09:07
ah
09:07
,
09:07
quite
09:07
a
09:07
quite
09:07
a
09:08
big
09:08
deal.
09:08  Speaker 1
Oh,
09:09
quite
09:09
a
09:09
bit
09:09
.
09:10
Deal
09:10
.
09:10
You
09:10
know,
09:10
I
09:11
love
09:11
the
09:11
part
09:11
of
09:11
your
09:11
book
09:11
and
09:11
I
09:11
referenced
09:12
it,
09:12
I
09:12
did
09:12
a
09:12
little
09:13
prerecord
09:13
before
09:14
Alex,
09:15
you
09:15
specified
09:16
10
09:16
things
09:17
just
09:17
to
09:17
kind
09:18
of,
09:18
you
09:18
know,
09:18
that
09:19
you
09:19
can
09:19
do
09:19
if
09:19
you
09:19
meet
09:19
somebody
09:20
with
09:20
autism
09:21
and
09:21
,
09:21
and
09:21
they're
09:21
so
09:21
amazing.
09:23
I
09:23
just,
09:23
I
09:23
mean,
09:24
that
09:24
gives
09:24
us
09:25
kind
09:25
of
09:25
a
09:25
glimpse
09:26
into
09:27
if
09:27
we
09:27
turn
09:27
our
09:27
lens
09:28
the
09:28
other
09:28
way
09:28
and
09:28
I
09:28
just
09:29
think
09:29
that's
09:29
so
09:29
important.
09:30
So
09:30
how
09:30
have
09:30
you
09:31
become
09:31
just
09:31
so
09:31
brave?
09:32
I
09:32
mean,
09:32
I,
09:33
I
09:33
really,
09:33
I
09:33
think
09:34
you're
09:34
just
09:34
brave.
09:35  Speaker 5
Oh
09:35
,
09:35
Whoa
09:35
,
09:36
Whoa,
09:36
Whoa,
09:36
Whoa,
09:36
Whoa.
09:37
A
09:37
few
09:37
of
09:37
them
09:37
.
09:37
I
09:37
mean,
09:37
I,
09:38
I'm
09:38
a
09:38
,
09:38
I
09:39
rely
09:39
on
09:39
my
09:39
phone
09:39
faith.
09:40
My
09:40
faith
09:40
is
09:40
a
09:40
very,
09:41
plays
09:41
a
09:41
very
09:42
big
09:42
role
09:42
in
09:42
y'all
09:43
helping
09:43
me,
09:43
like
09:43
get
09:44
through
09:44
the
09:44
day.
09:44
I
09:45
have
09:45
a,
09:45
a
09:45
very
09:46
,
09:46
uh
09:46
,
09:46
good
09:46
a
09:46
,
09:46
I
09:47
have
09:47
a
09:47
good
09:47
relationship
09:47
and
09:48
an
09:48
interesting
09:48
relationship
09:49
with
09:49
the
09:49
Lord.
09:49
You
09:49
know
09:49
,
09:49
ever
09:50
saw
09:50
y'all
09:50
did
09:51
some
09:51
our
09:51
line
09:51
him
09:52
for
09:52
my,
09:52
you
09:52
know,
09:52
my
09:52
strength
09:53
and
09:53
be
09:53
able
09:53
to
09:53
like
09:54
get
09:54
through
09:54
things
09:55
that's
09:55
like
09:55
,
09:55
um,
09:56
that,
09:56
that
09:56
can
09:56
be
09:56
really
09:56
difficult
09:57
for
09:57
some
09:57
people.
09:58
And
09:58
then,
09:58
and
09:58
then,
09:59
then,
09:59
then
09:59
I
09:59
,
10:00
um,
10:00
I
10:00
also
10:01
liked
10:01
the
10:01
people
10:01
who
10:01
sends
10:01
my
10:02
way,
10:02
like
10:02
a
10:02
,
10:02
in
10:03
my
10:03
book
10:03
,
10:03
uh
10:03
,
10:03
the
10:04
lonesome
10:04
boy
10:05
and
10:05
the
10:05
blonde
10:05
hair
10:05
day.
10:05
And
10:06
Joel,
10:06
I'm
10:06
a
10:07
very
10:07
special
10:08
person
10:08
,
10:08
uh,
10:08
came
10:09
into
10:09
my
10:09
life.
10:09
Her
10:09
name
10:10
is
10:10
,
10:10
uh,
10:10
her
10:10
name
10:10
is
10:11
Reni
10:11
.
10:11
And
10:12
uh
10:12
,
10:12
she
10:12
became
10:12
a
10:12
very
10:13
,
10:13
uh,
10:13
inspirational
10:14
a
10:14
person
10:15
,
10:15
uh
10:15
,
10:15
to
10:15
me.
10:15
And
10:16
,
10:16
uh,
10:16
just
10:17
through
10:17
simple
10:17
acts
10:17
of
10:17
kindness,
10:18
you
10:18
know,
10:18
just
10:19
like
10:19
being
10:19
there
10:19
for
10:19
me,
10:20
like
10:20
a
10:20
,
10:20
you
10:20
know,
10:20
simple
10:21
hug.
10:21
And
10:21
now
10:21
a
10:21
few
10:22
simple
10:22
words
10:22
of
10:22
encouragement
10:23
that
10:23
,
10:23
uh,
10:24
how
10:24
may
10:24
blossom
10:25
to
10:25
who
10:25
I
10:25
am
10:25
,
10:25
uh,
10:25
today.
10:26
And
10:26
,
10:26
uh,
10:27
it
10:27
really
10:27
helped
10:27
like
10:28
break
10:28
the
10:28
chain
10:28
so
10:29
that
10:29
I
10:29
can
10:29
like
10:30
,
10:30
uh
10:30
,
10:30
I
10:30
can
10:31
bring
10:31
it
10:31
back
10:31
to
10:32
my
10:32
community.
10:33
Uh,
10:33
my
10:34
,
10:34
uh,
10:34
I
10:34
guess,
10:35
I
10:35
guess
10:36
like
10:36
somewhat
10:37
popularity
10:38
or
10:38
like
10:38
someone's
10:39
on
10:39
a
10:39
honorary
10:41
honorary
10:42
select
10:42
current
10:42
status
10:43
and
10:43
whatnot
10:43
and
10:44
uh
10:44
,
10:44
definitely
10:45
quiet
10:45
.
10:45
Definitely
10:45
come
10:45
quite
10:45
a
10:45
long
10:46
way.
10:46
I
10:46
mean,
10:47
you
10:47
were
10:47
named
10:47
so
10:47
top
10:48
25.
10:49
Yep
10:49
.
10:50
Yes,
10:50
the
10:50
Richfield
10:51
top
10:51
25
10:51
,
10:52
uh
10:52
,
10:52
the
10:52
rich
10:53
group
10:53
,
10:53
original
10:53
magazine
10:53
was
10:54
so
10:54
sweet
10:54
to
10:55
honor
10:55
me.
10:55
The
10:55
Richfield
10:56
a
10:56
25,
10:57
a
10:57
,
10:57
the
10:57
top
10:58
25
10:58
influential
10:59
inspirational
11:00
,
11:00
uh
11:00
,
11:01
Richfield
11:01
fielders
11:02
alongside
11:02
people
11:02
like,
11:03
you
11:03
know,
11:03
my
11:03
executive
11:04
ma,
11:05
Alison
11:05
Sokal
11:05
,
11:05
the
11:05
executive
11:06
director
11:06
of
11:07
the
11:07
Richfield
11:07
Playhouse
11:07
,
11:07
which
11:07
I'm
11:07
a
11:08
blessed
11:08
to
11:08
be
11:08
senior
11:08
usher
11:09
at
11:09
,
11:09
uh
11:09
,
11:10
you
11:10
know,
11:10
Lori
11:11
barrister
11:11
for
11:11
a
11:12
Olympian,
11:12
Tucker
11:13
West,
11:14
aK
11:15
diamond
11:15
who
11:15
you
11:15
had
11:16
on
11:16
your
11:16
a
11:16
program
11:17
recently.
11:17
And
11:18
some,
11:18
it
11:18
was
11:19
just
11:19
'
11:19
em
11:19
and
11:19
u
11:20
h,
11:20
they
11:20
include
11:20
me
11:21
m
11:21
ay,
11:22
b
11:23
ut
11:24
it's
11:25
a
11:25
,
11:25
it's,
11:25
it's,
11:25
i
11:25
t's,
11:25
t
11:26
hat's
11:26
an
11:26
incredible
11:26
blessing
11:27
and
11:27
a
11:27
never
11:27
take
11:28
any
11:28
of
11:28
it
11:28
for
11:28
granted.
11:29  Speaker 1
Right,
11:29
exactly.
11:30
Never
11:30
take
11:31
anything
11:31
for
11:31
granted,
11:32
anything
11:32
like
11:32
that
11:32
for
11:32
granted.
11:33
So
11:33
you
11:33
moved
11:34
to
11:34
Florida
11:34
at
11:34
one
11:34
point
11:35
in
11:35
your
11:35
life.
11:35
Tell
11:35
me
11:35
about
11:36
that.
11:36
Was
11:36
that,
11:36
was
11:36
that
11:36
hard?
11:37  Speaker 5
Well,
11:37
you
11:37
know,
11:37
in
11:38
the
11:38
beginning
11:38
it
11:38
was
11:38
interesting.
11:39
I
11:39
mean,
11:39
I
11:40
mean,
11:40
I
11:40
moved
11:40
there
11:40
when
11:40
I
11:41
was
11:41
a,
11:41
I
11:41
was
11:42
18
11:42
years
11:42
old.
11:43
I
11:43
moved
11:43
there
11:43
in
11:43
July
11:44
of
11:44
2009.
11:45
Uh
11:45
,
11:45
I
11:45
went
11:45
down
11:46
there,
11:46
cause,
11:46
you
11:46
know,
11:46
we
11:47
went
11:47
,
11:47
me
11:47
and
11:47
my
11:47
family
11:48
are
11:48
going
11:48
through
11:48
a
11:48
couple
11:48
of
11:49
,
11:49
uh
11:49
,
11:49
difficult
11:49
things.
11:50
And
11:50
,
11:50
uh,
11:51
we
11:51
decided
11:51
to,
11:51
and
11:52
our
11:52
friends
11:52
were
11:52
very
11:52
sweet.
11:53
Give
11:53
us
11:53
a
11:53
place
11:53
down
11:54
in,
11:54
down
11:54
in
11:54
Vero
11:54
beach.
11:55
We
11:55
had
11:55
a
11:55
nice
11:56
little
11:56
way
11:56
and
11:56
that's
11:56
a
11:56
little
11:57
place,
11:57
a
11:57
with
11:57
a
11:58
swimming
11:58
pool
11:58
also.
11:59
And
11:59
we
11:59
were
11:59
there
12:00
from
12:00
,
12:00
uh
12:00
,
12:00
July
12:01
of
12:01
2009
12:02
to
12:02
July
12:02
of
12:03
2012
12:04
and
12:04
we
12:05
were
12:05
the
12:05
end
12:05
in
12:05
the
12:05
beginning.
12:05
Now
12:06
it
12:06
was,
12:06
you
12:06
know
12:06
,
12:06
and
12:06
try
12:06
and
12:07
try
12:07
to
12:07
adjust
12:07
to
12:07
a
12:07
whole
12:07
bunch
12:08
of
12:08
things.
12:08
You
12:08
know,
12:09
I,
12:09
I'm
12:09
sure
12:09
from
12:10
a
12:10
having
12:10
a,
12:11
like
12:11
having
12:11
green
12:12
Christmases
12:13
constantly
12:14
during
12:14
December
12:15
to
12:15
,
12:15
you
12:15
know,
12:15
just
12:15
,
12:16
um,
12:16
just
12:16
being
12:16
out
12:17
of
12:17
a
12:17
,
12:17
like
12:17
an
12:17
area
12:18
which
12:18
John
12:18
,
12:18
like
12:18
I'm,
12:19
I'm
12:19
an
12:19
obese
12:19
guy.
12:20
You
12:20
know,
12:20
it's
12:20
,
12:20
uh
12:20
,
12:21
I
12:21
mean
12:21
I
12:21
was
12:21
born,
12:22
raised
12:22
in
12:23
Tarrytown,
12:23
New
12:23
York
12:23
for
12:23
my
12:24
first
12:24
13
12:24
years.
12:25
And
12:25
then
12:25
,
12:25
uh,
12:26
I
12:26
the,
12:26
even
12:26
that,
12:27
even
12:27
when
12:27
I
12:27
moved
12:28
to
12:28
Richfield,
12:29
Connecticut
12:29
,
12:29
uh
12:29
,
12:29
it
12:30
was
12:30
,
12:31
um,
12:31
it
12:31
wasn't
12:31
too
12:31
far.
12:31
It's
12:31
not
12:32
too
12:32
far
12:32
away.
12:32
I'm
12:32
very
12:33
happy
12:33
and
12:33
blessed
12:33
cause
12:33
I
12:34
was
12:34
like
12:34
a
12:34
half
12:34
hour
12:34
away.
12:34
So
12:35
like
12:35
,
12:35
um
12:35
,
12:35
I'm
12:36
pretty
12:36
close
12:37
to
12:38
,
12:38
um
12:38
,
12:38
to
12:38
everything.
12:39
Yeah
12:39
.
12:41
And
12:41
so
12:41
,
12:42
uh
12:42
,
12:42
but
12:42
uh
12:42
,
12:42
so
12:42
I
12:42
was
12:43
also
12:43
being
12:43
like
12:43
in
12:43
a
12:44
whole
12:44
like
12:44
different
12:45
States.
12:46
It
12:46
was
12:46
very
12:46
,
12:47
um,
12:47
it
12:47
was
12:47
,
12:47
it
12:47
was
12:47
interesting,
12:48
but
12:48
uh,
12:48
but
12:49
then
12:49
,
12:49
uh,
12:49
but
12:49
then
12:49
I
12:50
,
12:50
then
12:50
I
12:50
started
12:50
that
12:50
,
12:50
I
12:50
met
12:51
my
12:51
angel
12:52
on
12:52
Rainey
12:52
who
12:53
,
12:53
uh
12:53
,
12:53
is
12:53
my
12:53
pastor,
12:54
is
12:54
a
12:54
wife
12:55
down
12:55
there
12:55
and
12:55
I
12:55
met
12:56
our
12:56
family
12:56
and
12:56
so
12:56
many
12:57
amazing
12:57
,
12:58
uh,
12:58
friends
12:59
who
12:59
are
12:59
part
12:59
of
12:59
,
12:59
uh
12:59
,
12:59
their
12:59
family.
13:00
And
13:01
then
13:01
,
13:01
um,
13:01
and
13:02
then
13:02
low.
13:02
And
13:02
then
13:03
low
13:03
and
13:03
behold,
13:03
it's
13:04
,
13:04
um,
13:04
it
13:04
,
13:04
uh
13:04
,
13:04
I
13:05
mean
13:05
everything
13:05
just
13:05
,
13:06
um,
13:06
it's
13:06
just
13:06
a
13:06
beautifully
13:07
blossomed
13:07
from
13:07
there.
13:08  Speaker 1
Amazing.
13:09
Now
13:09
you
13:09
just
13:10
took
13:10
a
13:10
really
13:10
cool
13:11
trip
13:11
and
13:11
we
13:11
all
13:11
kind
13:12
of
13:12
live
13:12
vicariously
13:13
through
13:13
Alex.
13:13
I
13:13
gotta
13:13
be
13:14
honest
13:14
because
13:14
he
13:14
does
13:15
these
13:15
incredible
13:15
things
13:16
now.
13:16
He
13:16
just
13:17
got
13:17
back
13:17
from
13:18
I
13:18
think
13:18
a
13:18
week,
13:19
and
13:19
he
13:19
celebrated
13:20
ed
13:20
Asner,
13:21
his
13:21
90th
13:21
birthday.
13:22
So
13:23
just
13:23
tell
13:23
us
13:23
a
13:23
little
13:24
bit
13:24
about
13:24
that.
13:25
Well
13:25
,
13:25
90,
13:27
well,
13:27
so
13:28
ed,
13:28
I
13:28
was
13:28
there
13:28
,
13:29  Speaker 5
well
13:29
,
13:29
I
13:29
go
13:29
back
13:29
10
13:30
years
13:30
with
13:31
'em
13:31
.
13:31
I
13:31
was
13:31
a
13:31
,
13:31
um
13:31
,
13:31
I've
13:32
injured
13:32
,
13:32
I've
13:32
had
13:32
the
13:32
boss
13:33
say
13:33
veggie
13:33
feeling
13:33
a
13:33
lot
13:33
of
13:33
celebrity
13:34
,
13:35
uh
13:35
,
13:35
us