We had the good fortune of connecting with Jose Gallegos and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jose, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?

“Never, never, never give up” -Winston Churchill-

Since I was a kid, this quote has been my #1 rule… Never give up no matter what is happening in your day.
Me as a father is my goal to remember this every single day to my kiddos and to let them know that the sky is the limit.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The reason why I jumped into this adventure is because I’ve been facing a whole new challenge: both of my kids were diagnosed 6+ years ago with Autism. This was my turning point to create a new platform to offer other families information, tips, connections with other therapists and guidance among other important content. Also to be closer with my loved ones and give support to my warrior wife.

After 23 Years of working for a Family Business in TV, Cinema, Voice Over and Sound Design, I decided to step out and follow my own dreams.

Originally I started THE 1133 and while I was connecting to other people on the same situation I met Maria. Together we decided to co-found THE BLUE AWAKENING that is a digital platform committed to work hand in hand with DIVERSITY and INCLUSION, so our children and their generations can have a better world than the one we are currently living in.

Me and Maria believe in the H.I.L.L concept (Heart-Inclusion-Love-Laugh). We believe that other families on similar situations can get accurate information through us and help others from our own experience as Mother and Father of special needs kids.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To all the families with special needs kids my love, recognition, support, admiration and gratitude on every step we live with our loved ones. Every single moment means everything to us. I am proud to be part of these GREAT community that I called “The Blue Awakening” / “El Despertar Azul”.

Website: www.eldespertarazul.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/el_despertar_azul/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElDespertarAzul/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCodffW6Ep4T-a9eU7xqIDWQ

Image Credits
Pictures by Moments in Life (Me and my loved ones).

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