I recently was invited to attend an amazing event created by Luz Rosenfeld in coordination with the city of Doral, Florida. The event in celebration of Mothers Day was named Pampering Mommies Special Event and was held on May 2, 2015. It was a spectacular all day affair enjoyed by all who attended. The goal was to give recognition and attention to mothers and caregivers of special needs family members and loved ones. There was laughter, wonderful food, speakers, and important information for the public, free massage therapy, gifts for the audience, music and celebration. No one could detect that Ms. Rosenfeld was grieving for her fathers passing just days before the event. She put other people’s needs before her own in a display of selfless good will. It was the second event of it’s kind in Doral organized by Ms.Rosenfeld. Luz is determined to continue her advocacy work by setting an example for society that discrimination against people with disabilities will not be tolerated.
When Luz Rosenfeld enters a room her very appearance commands attention. She is a beautiful, self-confident woman. At first glance she appears to be in optimum health. It is only when you notice her service dog, Chelsea and her fashionable sunglasses that one may or may not perceive that she is totally blind. Luz, originally from Colombia, South America enjoyed a normal able-bodied childhood with a caring and loving family. She is a woman with great ambition, passion, and a loving giving spirit. While raising her children, she also focused on her professional life, developing a career in Event Planning, as well as Fitness Training.
Then suddenly In midlife, she developed excruciating migraine headaches, which were caused by blood clots that eventually robbed her of her eyesight in the prime of her life.
Adversity is something we all face at one point or another. However, blindness is a disability that invades one’s independence and creates a world of complete darkness where midnight and high noon are indistinguishable.
Did that stop Ms. Rosenfeld from rebuilding her life and going above and beyond to help others struggling to overcome disability? Of course not! After a period of adjustment and rehabilitation, Luz pursued a career in massage therapy. Her goal was to help relieve the stress people deal with when living with a disability, and also to lessen anxiety experienced by their caregivers.
Luz works closely with the Lighthouse for the Blind and with the city of Doral, Florida as a disability advocate.
She also travels to South America to help spread the concept that people with disabilities have talents and abilities just like the rest of the population and deserve recognition, respect and the opportunity to succeed in life.
I am proud to be associated with Ms. Rosenfeld. She is changing the negative attitudes of others and helping to level the playing field for people with disabilities through her tireless work as an advocate. She is a firm believer in offering opportunity to all individuals willing to work towards success.