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Sharing Thoughts After Facing the Unexpected

Bridget Mooney’s inspiring talk at Senior Breakfast


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Click above to see Bridget Mooney talk at Senior Breakfast.

Commencement ceremonies are always full of advice, but sometimes what’s offered rises to another level — more personal, more profound.

At Senior Breakfast on May 1, thousands of people let the pancakes sit and put down half-full cups of coffee to listen to Bridget Mooney. She was in their place just four years ago; the surprises life has delivered since, and her response, make her perspectives unique.

But Mooney (CAS’05) tells her story far better than we could, as this video of her talk proves.


7 Comments on Sharing Thoughts After Facing the Unexpected

  • A mom on 05.07.2009 at 7:59 am

    Brilliant Rachel Mooney

    Rachel, your story confirms what we know from experience, that life is a gift best enjoyed in the moment. Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us!

  • Anonymous on 05.07.2009 at 9:58 am

    Character and relationships will be the only thing that matters at the end of your life. I am middle-aged and I needed to hear that. Thank you, Rachel Mooney.

  • Anonymous on 05.14.2009 at 10:44 am

    Powerful and Moving Best of

    Powerful and Moving

    Best of luck to you Rachael Mooney! Thank you for sharing and keep on fighting!

  • Joan on 06.03.2009 at 2:37 pm

    Bridget Mooney Rocks!

    Bridget is my co-worker, but more importantly my friend. BSU grads were lucky to hear her speak. What you did not see is the fun loving, amazing young woman that I have met just one year ago! Bridget is someone we all need to watch, she is working feverishly in the fight against breast cancer. We are all fortunate to have her in our lives fighting for ALL WOMEN!

  • Sharyn Eaton on 12.02.2009 at 11:21 pm

    Bridget, love, I’ve heard about you, followed you, met you, admired you and love all that you have done and accomplished.

    I have the privilege of being the “other half” of the wonderful Meredith Cleasby. I help bring the message to the people for the Boston Walk as the part time Field Coordinator for Boston.

    I know you underwent radical surgery recently. I’ve been praying for you and hoping to hear news that is the best of the best. Today I did. I heard that the drs. declared you cancer free.

    Needless to say, I am overjoyed, as are all of your friends.

    Please, God, I pray, that your progress continues to be positive. We will certainly miss you in Chicago next week but will toast and celebrate in your name and in your honor.

    God is great and prayers are answered.

    Wishing you continued great health, Bridget…..

    Love and best wishes,
    Sharyn Eaton
    Boston PT FC….who loves her job!!! and the beautiful people who are part of her team!!!

  • Cassandra Keefer on 07.29.2010 at 3:13 pm

    Wishing you all the best.

    Bridget, I just saw your story on the No nonsense website, on their Friends page. I had to know more and did a search for you. I hope you are doing well and keeping your head up and your heart filled with hope and love. I wish you all the best in the world.

  • Jacqueline Kunsky on 09.18.2011 at 7:21 pm

    Bridget I’ve been looking for you for a long time! Please get in touch with me! Miss you midget!!

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