Architects of Change May Monthly Highlight: Annette Ross
By Alyse Saucedo ’21 & Brigid Hanczor ’20
“I was fortunate in that I am naturally positive. I have always been resilient, and I strongly believe in love. Love helps me maintain a broader perspective.” These are the words of the beautiful Annette Ross, an inspirational mother of five, wife, advocate for women’s health, and role model. When Annette Ross gave birth to her second daughter in 2000, she knew her life was about to change, but she didn’t know quite how much. An epidural went wrong left Annette paralyzed from the waist down and unable to walk, but this amazing women shares how she continually overcomes the challenges life has thrown her way. In her inspirational memoir, Where Fairy Tales Go: A Love Story, Annette Ross shares her incredible story of learning to live with a life-changing disability and teaches us what it truly means to remain faithful and strong through even the most trying of times. Through the support of her family and friends and a deep trust in her faith, Annette has a strong support system to help her throughout her journey, and reflects that although her life has been a rollercoaster of emotions and hardships, she has learned that “Love never dies.”
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Annette Ross joined the Architects of Change team for our first ever Instagram livestreamed conversation. Annette is the first Architect of Change to be interviewed on our new podcast series.