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Lecture promotes positive thinking


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BARBADIANS have been told to find their own passion and nurture it without letting excuses separate them from their passion.This encouragement came from Dr Velma Scantlebury as she delivered the annual Olive Trotman Memorial Lecture at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre recently.Entitled Life Without Limits: Creating A Destiny, Leaving A Legacy, Barbados-born Scantlebury has become renowned in her adopted homeland of the United States as a world-rated surgeon, and where she has the honour of being the first black female kidney transplant surgeon. Scantlebury is also the associate director of the Kidney Transplant Program in Delaware at Christiana Care Health System.She remembered Trotman as an outstanding woman, who exemplified perseverance, commitment, loyalty and dedication to service and one who chose a destiny by creating her own path  – one of  service to her fellow man.  Members of the audience were told to ask themselves what they wanted to be remembered for. “The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind, so maintain that positive attitude and positive perception. Don’t let others drag you down; dismiss them by changing the  way you look at your life.” Scantlebury said. (LK)