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Feb 13, 2014
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Name:
Gracie Bradford
City, Region, Locale:
Pearland, Texas
Country:
United States
Primary creative media:
Books
Other areas of expertise:
Motivational Speaker
My Website:
http://www.authorGracieBradford.com
Bio:
Gracie (Specks) Bradford has witnessed her share of medical miracles. She started her professional career working in pediatrics medical nutrition while culminating her career as a senior leadership executive overseeing elderly patients and veterans in veteran hospitals. When she worked in a large private acute care hospital, one of the patients would not talk or interact with anyone for months. One day, a visiting child came on the ward with his service dog. The dog wandered off and ran straight to this patient?s room. Gracie just happened to be standing in the room when the dog came in and jumped on the bed. The expression on the patient?s face was unbelievable. The patient wiggled his toes in unison when the dog wagged his tail. When the dog licked his face, smiles surfaced like sunshine. It was that moment that Gracie knew she wanted to share the power of pet therapy. Although it took her 20 years to find her passion for writing telling her stories now about the power of pet therapy in the healing process of children with special needs, its here to stay. Gracie asked herself, ?why now??. She answered herself with a ?why not now?? Thus, came the birth of the character Lady Bird, an adorable beagle. She never fails to mail Christmas cards and Christmas presents for the grand-dogs instead of the dog owners. Gracie is the mother of one pet lover son, one daughter, one-mile-high grandson, one typical beagle grand-dog and one king terrier grand-dog that she swears has all the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disease (ADHD). She proudly honors her three sisters who are school teachers/administrators as women of a noble profession. Gracie graduated from Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana and holds a Master?s Degree from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix. Through her job presence, she has mentored/coached diverse employees, students, and patients at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas; the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas; VA hospitals in Chicago, Muskogee, Amarillo, Shreveport, Temple, Waco, and Alexandria. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the American College of Health Care Executives, as well as the American Business Women Organization (ABWA). Gracie is the CEO of her company, MBradford Management Associates, LLC in Pearland, Texas. She retired in 2012 as Medical Center Director with a goal to travel to all continents before 2017. Her hobbies include taking pictures of unique trees and flowers from around the world. And of course, she never fails to find a single frog (not live ones) to add to her enormous frog collection back home in Texas.
My interests:
Children with special needs Healthcare Leadership Motivational Speaking Employee Training and Development
Preview - Check out things that I am working on:
http://www.authorGracieBradford.com
About my completed projects:
Fiction Children Book - "Who Am I? - I AM...." by Dorothy Dorsey and Gracie Bradford Non-Fiction Book - "Through My Lens - I AM...." by Gracie Bradford and Dorothy Dorsey Lady Bird: Shawn's Sixth Sense by Gracie Bradford
My accomplishments:
I have published 5 fiction books about children with special needs.
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