“In Love and Friendship”
Long Island native Valentina Janek affirms this belief in her new book about tenacity triumphing over trauma, In Love and Friendship. A story of courage, hope, and survival. A memoir which covers just about every emotion of our daily life, Sadness, trust, happiness, and hope. For more information visit www.valentinajanek.com
BOOK: “IN LOVE & FRIENDSHIP”
AUTHOR: VALENTINA JANEK
“In Love and Friendship”, a true human interest story which touches the heart. The theme of tenacity triumphing over trauma! Set on Long Island, the suburban area east of Manhattan, this amazing true story illustrates how the medical catastrophe caused by the near drowning of a little girl created an unbelievable bond between two ordinary middle-aged women and the Long Island community. Nicole’s recovery is the dream shared by Valentina & Gerri who share forty-five years of love and friendship for each other. A powerful true story of courage, hope and survival, and how love and support can overcome even the worst adversities. As quoted by Valentina Janek :”They say in the end, all that really matters are the connections and Relationships people share” “When people come together in love and friendship, that Force and tenacity can do wonderful things for a community”.
A WEST HEMPSTEAD RESIDENT/ SELF PUBLISHED AUTHOR: 2006
CONSULTANT ON LONG ISLAND. JANEK HAS HELD POSITIONS IN BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND THE PUBLISHING WORLD.
IN JULY 2003, MS. JANEK FORMULATED THE FIRST NON PROFIT GROUP
NAMELY THE HOPE FOR NICOLE. JANEK SERVED PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT
AND CURRENTLY IS A CURRENT MEMBER FOR THE NASSAU COUNTY
BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL WOMEN..
Valentina is an accomplished business consultant and community activist on Long Island residing in West Hempstead, Long Island. She has been recognized in the media as extraordinaire “Woman of Distinction” Par Excellence & Pearl Honoree in the Regional Project Legacy Program. Valentina has held positions in the business, technology & publishing world. She credits her old fashioned Italian family for teaching her the values of working hard and treating people with respect and honesty. She works on numerous community and charitable boards in the New York Area, advocating for support and volunteerism. She sums up her philosophy by saying “Volunteerism is good for your business, career, and your soul”.
About the Co-Founder *Hope for Nicole*
Gerri Harkins is the co-founder and advocate for the Hope For Nicole. A seventeen year employee of Comsewogue School District, John F. Kennedy Middle School, and formerly Boyle Road Grammar School. She lives in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, and has worked as a volunteer for many events held on Long Island. Gerri is a serious believer in doing the right thing. A significant intermediary and supporter of the non-profit Hope for Nicole and the realistic counterpart inspiring the publishing of “In Love and Friendship”.