Imagine being raised in the infamous Carr housing projects of St. Louis. What would it be like instead of a mother and father, your "parents" were a paraplegic grandmother and a hard-working godmother and it was these two women who would instill a much needed work ethic in you, allowing you to rise to the many challenging occasions you'd face?
Areva Martin, award -winning attorney, advocate, legal commentator, talk show host and producer, beat the odds stacked against her and graduated with honors from Harvard law school. After marrying one of her classmates, having three beautiful children and founding one of the most prestigious law firms in the country, you might say that Areva Martin had created the "perfect life".
But what if one day your seemingly perfect life was disrupted by an alarmingly ambiguous medical diagnosis of your toddler son? Would you use the abundant access and resources at your disposal for your family alone or risk what you've built to become an advocate for families from underserved communities who are dealing with that same confusing and sometimes frightening diagnosis?
More from Areva Martin:
Explore her book titles-
Make It Rain
The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up For Your Child With Autism or Other Special Needs
Journey To The Top
See her at Design Care where she will be the guest of honor on July 27th (hosted by our future guest for August 27th Holly Robinson Peete with the HollyRod Foundation)
Finding Areva Martin:
Twitter & Instagram: @arevamartin
LinkedIn: Areva Martin
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