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Where Privilege and Purpose Coalesce to Form

A Heart That MatterS

2019 Hero of Hope

Hero of Hope Awards recognizes exceptional people who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to assisting and advocating for people living with chronic pain diseases.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Teresa Wright-Johnson is a giant of advocacy. We stand on her shoulders; she stands on ours. “You matter” coming from Teresa is powerful and uplifting.

Don’t Settle For Less

You Have Your Illness, Your Illness Doesn’t Have to Have You

Through her tireless efforts on behalf of fellow heart and multiple sclerosis patients, Teresa has shown by example that you can life your life bravely while battling chronic illnesses. She has inspired others with a message built on the idea that no matter how you live with your illness, it is only a passenger along for the ride of life, not the ride itself.

My Thoughts, My Words

My Latest Articles & Blog

I’m blessed to be able to share my message with others through published articles. Read my latest thoughts on how to live with chronic illnesses.

Speaking Availability

A Mix of Inspiration and Education.

I’m Here to Help

Privilege of Purpose

Womens’ Empowerment

Maintaining Good Health & Spirits

Have A Heart for Yourself

Multiple Sclerosis & The Black Community

Managing Multiple Chronic Illnesses

You Don’t Have to be a Warrior

Healthy Boundaries

Defeating Assumptions

Videos

From My Lips

Words and images have power and this is why I am uploading videos that I hope can inspire, encourage, and educate.

Photo Gallery

an Introduction to

Teresa Wright-Johnson

Teresa I. Wright-Johnson is a married Multiple Sclerosis Warrior and Congenital Heart Disease Survivor. She was born with a heart murmur and an Aortic Valve Defect. Teresa has endured multiple open heart surgeries and cardiac procedures. She was diagnosed with MS in November of 2014 and is under the care of an esteemed MS Specialist. Teresa knows there is a calling on her life and she fully embraces that. Teresa uses her illnesses as opportunities to further rely on her faith, walk in her truth, raise awareness and educate others. She believes that she is purposely on purpose. Teresa offers a solid background in Criminal Justice and Social Services. A graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and a retired Sr. Parole Officer for the State of New Jersey.

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Education & Professional Experience

-Rutgers University graduate (Go Scarlet Knights!)

-Retired Senior Parole Officer for the New Jersey State Parole board with an extensive background in Criminal Justice and Social Services

-Columnist for Multiple Sclerosis News

– Author for Modern Day MS

-Guest writer for Nia Magazine, Emerge Woman, and iPain Magazine

Organizations & Associations

– Board of Directors Member for Lehigh Valley American Heart Association

– Board of Directors for US Heart Valve Voice

– Health and Wellness Chair for the NAACP

– Engagement Committee for iConquerMS

– American Heart Association

– Participant on Multiple Advisory Boards

Accolades and Awards

– Essex County of Board of Chosen Freeholders Commendation for Compassionate Community Service

– Easton Branch #2260 Image Award

– PA House of Representatives Recognition of Outstanding Health Awareness

– PA Legislative Black Caucus Acknowledgement

– Newark Bronze Shield, Inc. Inaugural Courage Award

– Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omega Mu Zeta President’s Pick Award

– Lillian & Lillian Foundation Law Enforcement Award