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Local Colorado Hero for Developmentally Disabled Young Men Experiences Two Personal Hurricanes and Could Use Help 

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Recently, life has dealt a local hero incredible blow – Donna Emilien experienced two hurricanes in one day – losing her son and seeing her family home, devastated by Hurricane Ida flooding. 

A pillar in the community – since 1996, Donna Emilien has worked with young men with developmental disabilities, raising 46 foster kids providing a home environment for over 32 years. Since 2014, she’s been “mom” to 9 young men in the adult system with various behavioral challenges and disabilities through the group home she runs in Colorado. 

On the day hurricane Ida came through, one of those young men, her foster son Javon 25, passed away unexpectedly from several blood clots in his lungs and legs. Friends and family have been working hard to rally the community to help plan and pay for memorial services for Javon.  

“Javon was a little jokester. He was fun-loving, loved to dance. He considered himself a break dancer and beatbox dancer. He was gentle and patient with my mother-in-law, nd he was prayerful. If someone had an ailment or was down or felt downtrodden, he was the first to give a prayer and say a prayer over them.” 

The same weekend Javon passed away; her mother-in-law (who lives in Louisiana) suffered major water damage to her family home from Hurricane Ida flooding. Donna’s mother-in-law suffers from early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Despite her own very full plate, Emilien rushed to Louisiana and brought her mother-in-law back to her home in Colorado for now. 

Emilien explained, “She doesn’t have insurance. There is about $25,000, $30,000 in water damage to her house. We’re going to, of course, see what FEMA will help with. She lives on a fixed income. She’s retired, her husband passed away, so she doesn’t have his retirement anymore. She wants to be in her home, but it was unsafe.” 

Donna’ s 89-year-old mother-n-law’s home is riddled with snakes and rats, garbage, flooded carpets, mildew. Donna had to go and get her mother-in-law, flying from Denver to Alabama, renting a car and driving over.  Authorities are telling evacuees that there are no shelters, no electricity, very limited resources for food, gasoline, supplies and absolutely no medical services. 

Simultaneously Emilien has been working caring for her mother-in-law and had to navigate home repairs, she also has had to deal with her own loss of income, unable to take in another placement in her son’s old room as the family reels from grief and work to plan and prepare a funeral. Her family lives in the home as well as the young men she cares for and now adding her mother-in-law to the house means her current household spans 4-months to 79 years old and everyone is dealing with the loss of Javon, he passed away in the home. 

Despite her own recent personal hurricanes, Emilien is still full of hope and concern for her family and the future. She shared why she has been tirelessly driven to help others, “I had a son that had developmental challenges and learned a lot of tricks of the trade raising him. When I started working in residential settings, I applied some of those same aspects to treatment and behavior modification and was extremely successful.” She added, “I tell my boys—This is your home, regardless of whether you stay here for a one month or 10 years you can always come back here and see the family. We are here for you. I felt like I could fill a void that was missing in a lot of these young men’s lives.”  

Her home is called, Beit Shalom, which means, “House of Peace” very fitting.  

The help Donna and her family could use: 

  • Provide a proper funeral for Javon
  • Get grief counseling for her household
  • Maintain her home and business for the next few months through her losses
  • Receive support and helphermother-in-law get her house repaired 

 

A GoFundMe account for donations to support Donna Emilien can be found at: www.//bit.ly/donnagofundme

 

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LM Stamper, Managing Director with Evermore Wealth, Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast Discussing Retirement Planning for Women

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LM Stamper, Managing Director with Evermore Wealth, Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast Discussing Retirement Planning for Women

Published on January 19, 2022


During the interview, LM “Stamp” Stamper discusses the extraordinary value proposition he provides women over 50 to help them properly plan for retirement.

Stamp says, ” We believe everyone should be able to live the retirement they’ve always wanted. Our team of professionals can help you create a well-thought-out strategy, using a variety of strategies and services, designed to help you address your financial needs and concerns.”

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network   

https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-lm-stamper-managing-director-with-evermore-wealth-discussing-retirement-planning-for-women/

Stamp continued, ” Our firm specializes in helping individuals develop sound retirement strategies. Our goal is to help you take the mystery out of investing, insurance, estate conservation, and preserving wealth so you can focus on what matters most to you.”

They accomplish this by addressing financial needs, including:

  • Income planning so you don’t run out of money
  • Organization of your complete financial picture in one easy-to-find area
  • Addressing market volatility within your investments
  • Creating tax-conscience plans
  • Helping find ways to pay for life insurance, long-term care, and healthcare expenses
  • Establishing an advisor relationship for the surviving spouse
  • Providing solutions to efficiently pass down assets to heirs

With their personalized, hands-on service, their clients are guided toward building their ideal financial futures.

 


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LM Stamper

LM Stamper’s (“Stamp”) mission is to help educate the general public about the laws of money so they can make better, more informed decisions regarding their finances.

Stamp received his degree in Management Information Systems with a minor in Business from Texas Tech University and went on to study at The American College for Financial Services. Stamp has won various awards for accomplishments in the education and implementation of financial strategies for his clients, as well as for the development of new advisors.

Stamp oversees a successful team of financial advisors at his Fort Worth office, mentoring and assisting with client interaction and plan development. He is also The Living Balance Sheet® go-to person and trainer for his office. Using a powerful model that begins with education first, Stamp helps his clients move toward a position of financial independence in their lives. His value to the public lies in his desire to educate his clients first and to help provide them with the appropriate financial tools they need to achieve proper financial balance.

Stamp grew up as an Army brat, traveling the world with his family from Los Angeles, to Lubbock, to Austin, to Germany.

He’s thankful to have seen what the world has to offer and now proudly makes Texas his home with his beautiful wife and daughter.

In his spare time, Stamp can be found painting, enjoying good movies, cooking, listening to music, watching sports and mentoring his Little Brother via the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Still, his favorite activity outside of the office is fantasy football I. He’s the commissioner of his league with good friends of over 25 years, and he says it never seems to get old.

Learn More: https://www.LMStamper.com/ 

Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS), 3040 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1150 Houston, Texas 77056. Securities products and services are offered through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Guardian and PAS are located at 10 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001. Important Disclosures 2019-89388 Exp. 11/21. LMStamper.com is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. Evermore Wealth is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. PAS is a member FINRA, SIPC.

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Marc C. Vasquez Co-Founder and President of Donumvita, Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast, Discussing The Stewardship Paradigm

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Marc C. Vasquez Co-Founder and President of Donumvita, Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast, Discussing The Stewardship Paradigm

Published on January 19, 2022

Marc C. Vasquez discusses the extraordinary value proposition he provides clients. Financial Independence is achieved by teaching how to fundamentally eliminate wealth transfers that occur unknowingly and unnecessarily due to debt, inflation, qualified retirement plans, taxes, and misinformation.

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network

https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-marc-vasquez-co-founder-and-president-of-donumvita-a-financial-education-company-discussing-the-stewardship-paradigm/

Their Methodology – The Stewardship Paradigm™  The ethic to make, keep, and grow money and is based on time-tested and proven principles:

Principle #1 – Commit To Better Results…

Principle #2 – Increase Your Financial IQ

Principle #3 – Apply Principle-Based Behavior

Principle #4 – Control Your Financial Environment

Principle #5 – Make Money With Money

Principle #6 – Never Lose Money

Principle #7 – Earn Uninterrupted Compound Interest

Vasquez commented, “We exist to foster economic independence and wealth in America by teaching clients how to plan and manage cash-flow, net-worth, and risk. Our Mission and Vision is to close the wealth gap in America one family at a time helping 1-million Americans amass Generational Wealth.”

Marc believes that his diverse education, learned professional skill sets, unique life experiences, quality service standards, and value-added business propositions culminate his competitive differentiation.

 

About Marc C. Vasquez

Marc has co-founded Donumvita, Donumvita Brokerage, and Donumvita Consultants, wholly owned subsidiaries of Donumvita Corporation. The focus is to empower people through Financial Education. Marc helps entrepreneurs to make, keep, and grow money like banks do by teaching them how to implement the Private Reserve System™ to accumulate, distribute, and transfer wealth on a tax-free basis. 

Learn More: https://www.donumvita.com/

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Marc C. Vasquez Co-Founder and President of Donumvita, Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast, Discussing Generational Wealth

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Marc C. Vasquez Co-Founder and President of Donumvita, Interviewed on Influential Entrepreneurs Podcast, Discussing Generational Wealth

Published on January 19, 2022

Marc C. Vasquez discusses the extraordinary value proposition he provides clients. Financial Independence is achieved by teaching how to fundamentally eliminate wealth transfers that occur unknowingly and unnecessarily due to debt, inflation, qualified retirement plans, taxes, and misinformation.

Listen to the interview on the Business Innovators Radio Network

https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-marc-vasquez-co-founder-and-president-of-donumvita-a-financial-education-company/

Vasquez commented, “We exist to foster economic independence and wealth in America by teaching clients how to manage cash-flow, net-worth, and risk. Our Mission and Vision is to close the wealth gap in America one family at a time and to help 1-million Americans amass Generational Wealth.”

Marc believes that his diverse education, learned professional skill sets, unique life experiences, quality service standards, and value-added business propositions culminate his competitive differentiation.

More than just accumulating wealth, he feels that the initial meeting is an opportunity to discover where there are holes in the financial bucket to fill. This will reduce expenses and reallocate funds to increase cash flow to create wealth. The abundant mindset is an essential aspect of understanding how to close the wealth gap–from where you are–and where you want to be; to thrive in an environment of wealth and create a legacy.

 

About Marc C. Vasquez

Marc has co-founded Donumvita, Donumvita Brokerage, and Donumvita Consultants, wholly owned subsidiaries of Donumvita Corporation. The focus is to empower people through Financial Education. Marc helps entrepreneurs to make, keep, and grow money like banks do by teaching them how to implement the Private Reserve System™ to accumulate, distribute, and transfer wealth on a tax-free basis. 

Learn More: https://www.donumvita.com/

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