St. Peters, St. Maarten —2018 though a year of challenge for St. Maarten and the surrounding islands who were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, could be considered the year of recovery, restoration, thanksgiving and transition. In this spirit of gratitude and appreciation, Victorious Living Foundation (VLF), a non-profit organization designed to empower, enlighten, reconcile and transform the lives of youth, families, couples and communities, acknowledges and thanks all of its volunteers, patrons, supporters, well wishers, contributors and advisors for helping them to impact and transform many lives in 2018.
Dr. N. Erna Mae Francis Cotton, the visionary of Victorious Living in a press release, expressed gratitude to her husband Roy Cotton, Jr., board members, Kathleen Francis, Connie Gumbs Francis and Nelson Els, volunteers, advisors, sponsors, the media, parents and members of VLF’s youth wing, Y2X for their contributions throughout the year. She acknowledged that without the support of so many dedicated persons Victorious Living may not have survived.
Francis-Cotton, a marriage and family therapist and certified success coach expressed pride and joy in the members of VLF’s youth wing, Y2X who host the almost 15 year old visual radio program, Fresh on tunescarib.com every Saturday from 6-7 p.m. In a time when some young people are expressing their frustrations through violence, these young people have been growing themselves and developing their social and communication skills every week through the guidance of Roy Cotton, Jr. and Dr. Francis Cotton; for this, they should be commended.
Victorious Living, temporarily located at the Rupert I. Maynard Community Center, since its former location was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, is officially closed from December 19th and will resume its counseling, coaching and training services on January 7th, 2019. Francis-Cotton noted that 2019 promises to be a significant year for Victorious Living as it plans to unveil some transformational plans to propel the people of St. Maarten and the surrounding islands forward.
Persons interested in pre-ordering their copies of Francis-Cotton’s soon to be released book, Love is Forever… may pre-order their copies at a discounted rate until December 31st, 2018.