Katie Sandler’s story is filled with beautiful highs and devastating lows. She was born without one of her ears and no ear canal on her left side, undergoing various intense surgeries throughout her earliest years. At the age of 17, she overcame paralysis after being diagnosed with transverse myelitis. “As a result of these traumatizing events, I faced depression head on,” she says. “Through it all, I emerged grateful. These events set the tone for my life and gave me the insight to develop what would later be my edge and unique methodology. I connect with my clients on a compassionate and deeply personal level because I’ve been there.” Today she’s the Creator & Impact Coach for the Impact Retreat, working with those who feel they’ve become stuck in some facet of life, be it in their career, personal life, at home or as an individual. “With the blessing of my clients, I step into their environments to experience firsthand what it’s like to be them on a daily basis,” she says. “From there, I tailor an experience, based on their needs, which will change their life in 3 to 5 days. It is a very intense, immersive wellness experience.” Katie also does Group Impact Retreats set around the world in luxury destinations for a full mind, body and spirit experience; KatieSandler.com.
As an emergency medicine attending physician at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Emergency Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, Mark Supino, M.D., shapes the education of young, talented physicians and delivers healthcare to the underserved population of Miami-Dade County, while doing his part to help eradicate health and socioeconomic disparities among patients of every background, ethnicity, creed, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.
Inspired by the globally acclaimed The Front Steps Project, award-winning Photographer Wioletta Bublik set out to capture Miami families during quarantine. What she documented has been an inspiration for all those following her journey on social media and around the world.