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Friday, July 25

CBA speaker picks up the pieces after a devastating crash

WHAT: CBA speaker Lisa Brodeur, "Moving Forward and Making Choices”

WHERE: Oliver Wight Tavern, Old Sturbridge Village

WHEN: 7:15 a.m., July 25, 2014

Lisa Brodeur became a seasoned decision-maker by necessity, and by tragedy. On Nov. 1, 1997, her husband was killed and son was paralyzed in an auto accident that also left her severely injured. Her other two children were also injured in the Route 20 accident.

The Charlton resident will share her inspirational story of dedication and determination — and the choices we all have — with an audience of area business and professional people on July 25, as guest speaker for Community Business Associates. CBA is the business networking and referrals group of the Central Mass South Chamber of Commerce. Guests are welcome at attend no charge.

Despite her own physical and emotional trauma, the mother buried her husband, found strength as her son had multiple surgeries, and she went to court to see that the driver who changed their lives forever was dealt justice. She tried to stay strong and focused for her children, making critical medical decisions and staying with her comatose son, Kyle, in the hospital for many months.

Her memoir, “A Mother’s Journey”, and her presentation at CBA aim to make people think about choices. In Ms. Brodeur’s case, someone else’s choice to drive drunk proved devastating to her family.

CBA is the networking and referrals group of the Central Mass. South Chamber of Commerce. The group meets at 7:15 a.m. in the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. Meetings also feature networking and community updates and adjourn by 8:30 a.m. Guests are welcome at no charge.

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