Resilient Local Man Wants To 'Hear Your Story'
Barnegat- Ocean Acres Patch - almost 5 years
Tony Lombardo of Barnegat has been pursuing a passion for most of his life — a passion of collecting people's stories, which he hopes to take to a new level with a blogging initiative for Patch.
Two years ago, Lombardo, 59, started an online nonprofit with a friend, Adaria Duarte of Parsipanny. The organization, Let's Hear Your Story, Inc., solicits and collects stories of triumph, resiliency and emotional strength from people facing hard times due to illness or other misfortune.
"By recognizing those who have overcome insurmountable obstacles, we hope to facilitate healing, positive change," is the organization's mission, according to the Let's Hear Your Story website.
Lombardo knows first-hand about overcoming great odds.
Lombardo's life started to change when he was a young college graduate, married, with two young children, working his first job in Manhattan as an export manager for a medium-size company. That was when he started experiencing strange symptoms.
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