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Olga's Story and the digital internet movement with World Pulse

I had the extreme Pleasure of meeeting Olga Stolbova this week in the town of Campbell River , which is a 200 mile journey form the small villages where I live. Olga provide free hearing test and assesments for people as a registered Hearing instrument practitioner.. I went into her office which is very warm and welcoming and met Olga for the first time. She was very warm and welcoming and her kindly demeanor made it a pleasure to go there. I was there for a hearing test and assesment and Olga was very good and took a lot of time with me before, during and after the test.. we had a lot of laughs as she does indeed have a great sense of humour.
I had a copy of my worldpulse story on me and Olga took an interest. I explained worldpulse to her and story writing etc and digital issues and internet. She had her office assistant make a copy of my story and was very interested in Worlpulse and joining that community. also she was unclear about the digital issues and I said I would be glad to help.
I asked Olga where she was from before the town she now works in and she mentioned she had lived in Alberta . I asked about her background and culture due to her beautiful accent. she is actually from Russia. what an amazing lady to come form Russia to British Columbia and provide such a valuable service for people.
I mentioned to Olga I had studied Russian in High School for 2 years and then started to use the language , she was very happy about this and we had a wonderful visit.
I had to leave but wanted to go to a store near her office she mentioned it was too far to walk and offered me a ride , we went to the store and it was hard to say goodbye to this delighful woman, we hugged and echanged information. I will call her and write her and encourage her to join World Pulse and join the digitial internet community and I hope she will and I will be glad to help her with this in any way I can

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »

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kellyannaustin's picture

Diane, Thank you for

Diane,

Thank you for spreading the word about World Pulse! I'm so glad you were able to make a connection. :)

Best,

Kelly

CherylP's picture

Connections

Diane,

It was so good to read about how connections are made all over the world via World Pulse. Even though this is a digital platform, I also find that I've had many conversations and made personal connections by spreading the word about the organization's mission person-to-person! It's a small world after all.

Thanks for sharing,
Cheryl

HeidiSB's picture

Fun

Thank you for this fun tale of connection between women. It reminds me that I never know when I might make a new dear friend or when introducing a friend to World Pulse might really make a difference in someone's life. It is also wonderful to hear that your World Pulse experience has been so positive that you carry a copy of your story with you.

All my best to you,
Heidi

msliingi's picture

Friendships through Pulse

WoW!! very interesting how we make friendships. what is even more interesting is that you got to share information about Pulse which will make the Pulse community grow. Lovely story

Take Care
Lingiwe

Diane Dillon's picture

Thank You

I am very happy that this story has touched so many. Olga left me with a very lasting impression and she was excited about worldpulse

Lylinaguas's picture

World Pulse Connects!

It's amazing how the digital world can not only connect people but also be a tool for awareness. But that can only be possble when there are people who help spread that word. You made that happen when you connected with Olga and not only built a friendship with her but also became the means to make her aware of the beauty of what World Pulse does. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Lylin

Diane Dillon's picture

You are welcome

worldpulse has given me an opporutinty to share the truth with so many and be the voice of reason in a world that can be very unreasonable.

Lylinaguas's picture

World Pulse Connects!

It's amazing how the digital world can not only connect people but also be a tool for awareness. But that can only be possble when there are people who help spread that word. You made that happen when you connected with Olga and not only built a friendship with her but also became the means to make her aware of the beauty of what World Pulse does. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Lylin

lydiagcallano's picture

WP as bridege

This is a heart-warming story, Diane! I always like to read happy ending tales. And the way you write makes the reader enjoy the story even more.

Thank you for sharing. May more friendships develop through World Pulse! God bless!

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

Diane Dillon's picture

Thank You

I am glad that this is heartwarming for you and so many, I feel with all the serious matters we are all concerned with these days that a story like this is very much needed and theraputic in nature.

Jan K Askin's picture

1 on 1

Dear Diane,

This is such a great story about how women can spread information about World Pulse and grow our global community. It is a mistake to underestimate the power of these one on one interactions. I am so very glad that you took the time to communicate with Olga about World Pulse and that you took the time to share this story on the Web.

Regards,

Jan Askin

Jan Askin

cassie_levy's picture

Thank you!

Diane,
Your story is very inspiring! Thank you for sharing the World Pulse mission and community with this woman. Have you stayed in touch with her? or seen her?

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