Rick Pharr, VP of Operations
Ted Stokes, VP of Billing Services
Russell Olsen, VP of Innovation & Product Management
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist
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10% of the proceeds from the sale of this work benefits:
Conscious Capitalism, The Arizona Science Center Girls in STEAM, PT Day of Service, Support My Club,
Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue & United Blood Services of Arizona.
This is the second of two blogs and paintings we are focusing on WebPT’s core values:
PART I: See DIVE FAR & HIGH!
ATTITUDE – POSSESS TRUE GRIT
Even when things don’t go according to plan; we maintain the passion, determination,
and can do attitude necessary to right the ship and get things back on course.
WORK ETHIC – BE ROCK SOLID
We definitely value hard work. More than that, though we value smart work
– work that is innovative, creative and brilliant.
PART II: THE FINISH LINE
Russell Olsen said something that stuck with me when he stated, “You are not alone. When you have a weak moment, like we all do, the team can pick you up and carry you across the finish line and sometimes you carry them. It feeds off each other and makes us who we are.”
So….go ahead, I double dare you, Google “carried across the finish line” then get yourself a box of tissues and watch. One video after another of people losing their legs running a marathon and some selfless person or persons sometimes related, sometimes team mates often times total strangers stopping their race, to get their fellow competitor across the finish line that is hundreds of yards away.
I could have chosen many scenarios to be inspired by. Go ahead you pick your favorite story! It won’t be easy! This painting however, was inspired by Jim Driscoll and Mitch Kies who carried Ari Ofsevit over the finish line in 2016 when he got heat stroke while running the Boston Marathon. Like a true competitor, when he came to the next day in intensive care his first question, according to the Boston Globe, was “What was my time?” (3:03:05) Ofsevit was a perfect example of true grit when he went back in 2018 to run the marathon a third time with the team of Tufts Medical Center who saved his life.
Russell brings up an image that regardless of the scenario says – we are going to work hard and be a team and carry one another to victory!
This concept also speaks to taking care of weak and vulnerable which is what dogs are when they need to be re-homed. This image also speaks directly to DLRR in an unexpected way as well.
Work was shown at the The Art of Fearlessly Giving Back I – Web PT opening on May 18, 2018 at The Arizona Science Center.
Thank you to the 2018 Fearless Partners:
11Eleven Consulting|Peg Quinn| The AZ Consortium for the Arts|Charity Charms|Bob Diercksmeier of RJD Creative
Entrepreneurs and inspiring stories of all kinds are Fearlessly Deliver’s muse and focus. As an artist, a business woman and a visual journalist Michelle Micalizzi paints with a purpose. The Fearless Art Projects are collaborative social practice art engagements that connect art + business + community.
The ART OF FEARLESSLY GIVING BACK (AoFGB) is a community awareness series that focuses on the mission of select charitable organizations and the social responsible companies and philanthropic individuals that support them.