Marilyn Russell's Remarkable Women: Julia Fisher Farbman and Cindy Connors - Modern Hero & Phyllis Sudman - Simon Heart

January 27, 2019

First on this show we pick up where we left off from last week with Julia Fisher Farbman and Cindy Connors --  the brains behind Modern Hero. Modern Hero is an Amazon docu-series that highlights female role models who are defying the odds, shattering glass ceilings, and making a difference in their careers and in the world. Launched in January 2017, the show has already won awards and is gaining some serious traction online. Check out to learn more, watch episodes, and be inspired!

Then we meet Phyllis Sudman, the incredibly strong mom behind Simon’s Heart. In 2005, Phyllis lost her seemingly healthy 3-month old son Simon due to an undiagnosed heart defect. She and her husband turned chose to help other kids and parents by starting Simon’s Heart in honor of their son.  Simon's Heart is dedicated to raising awareness about and preventing sudden cardiac arrest in children. It has raised millions of dollars, provided free heart screenings to over 15,000 kids, developed a national cardiac registry of seemingly healthy kids called HeartBytes, and stewarded the passage of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act in 12 states…. and they’re nowhere near done their mission! For more info please visit

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