ENCOURAGING, EMPOWERING AND INSPIRING A BEAUTIFUL GENERATION TO EMBRACE AND LOVE YOUR FLAWS.   “DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHOW THE WORLD EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE!”

“BELIEVE AND BECOME is a place for you to discover what it is you want in this life.  Purpose.  By the power of positive thought and believing “I CAN” you will become.  Whether it’s health, prosperity, success, Love, balance, you can have whatever you focus your heart and mind on, and beyond.  I dedicate sharing my experiences to inspire individuals with or without disabilities to live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives and BEcome who you are meant to be….”

From Chauntal, written 03/23/2009, just 5 days after she lost her left hand in a car accident….

Determined to change Lives.

“I GIVE MY LEFT HAND. I HURT, I CRY, I FEEL, I LOVE, I’M ALIVE…THANK YOU FOR I AM HEALING. I’M NOT AFRAID TO SHOW THE WORLD EXACTLY WHO I AM…” On MARCH 18, 2009 I BEGAN TO LIVE, TO REALLY LIVE!!! I AM IN THE HIGHEST OF SPIRITS BECAUSE OF ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT I’VE RECIEVED, IT’S BEAUTIFUL! YOU all are what keep me going stronger than ever! During this grieving and painstaking process of accepting my new life, I feel so enlightened and uplifted from your kindness and belief in me. Yes it is altered, but in the grand scheme of things, only slightly altered. How slightly is entirely up to ME over the coming months and years. 

“TAKE MY HAND BUT PLEASE DON’T TAKE MY MIND NOR MY SOUL.” He chose me because He is not finished with me. As I’ve been told over the years, I now see clearly that “Life does not put things in front of you that you are unable to handle”.  MY LEFT HAND WAS TAKEN FROM ME.  I don’t know the WHY but I am discovering a new reality…IT’S NOT WHAT I LOST, IT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN GIVEN; A CAPACITY TO GIVE LIGHT, LOVE & INSPIRATION TO OTHERS. The gift of perspective. 

I am overwhelmed with gratitude; I can still feel, SEE, touch, DANCE, sing, WRITE, teach, APPRECIATE music, ACT, have a FAMILY of my own, I CAN LOVE…I TRUST that I am exactly where I am meant to be.  I EMBRACE THIS PAIN FOR IT IS WEAKNESS LEAVING MY BODY.  I do not fall victim because I know my POSITIVITY, BELIEF & TRUST WILL OVERSHADOW IN THE END. TRUST.

Hours before the traumatic incident I enjoyed my 3 hour hike like any other day and asked the universe to free me; help me find the beautiful, confident, strong Chauntal I use to know and LOVE. Identity felt something far less than that which I AM. As I continued to question the value of my life & seek happiness outside myself, I felt I was experiencing life with my eyes closed. And maybe it’s the nature of my work, most say…I say it’s a battle that young boys a and girls across the universe struggle with to conform to media/society’s idea of what it means to be successful. And as of March 18, 2009, that very traumatic day, I FEEL MORE BEAUTIFUL, EMPOWERED, INSPIRED, ALIVE AND AT PEACE WITH CHAUNTAL THAN EVER BEFORE, with 1 hand, who would have thought 😉 Life is meant to be lived & lived abundantly!…and it’s not a matter of how it can or will manifest.  It’s trusting creative insticts & having crystal clear vision* I now see what use to be invisible to me. 

I AM CHANGE.  I ASPIRE TO BE “AN INSPIRATION TO THIS GENERATION AND A LIGHT SHINING THROUGH THE SOULS OF MANY”. 
As an actress, I ultimately do what I do to inspire and impact even just one life.  My story & outlook has inspired more lives than I ever imagined.  I FOUND MY VOICE OF PURPOSE! “Petty” doesn’t exactly exist in my life any more..truly insignificant. Renewal & Balance. 

Remember this is A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, for us ALL my friends…let us Celebrate and FLOURISH together.  Let us focus on being receptive to a world that provides rather than a world that restricts.  Let’s decide today to live in abundance; infinite possibilities!!! WE will be the difference in a world of War, Anger and Hate as we project PEACE, HARMONY & LOVE. 

I press forward accepting myself for who I AM knowing that what I have can & will change the WORLD. 
“The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us…when u change the way u look at things, the things u look at change.”  LIVE. LOVE. LIFE. … BELIEVE AND BECOME.

15 thoughts on “About Chauntal

  1. You are a very beautiful and inspiring person Chauntal,
    and I feel completely in harmony with your message of Change&Enlightment,
    now,I am not very strong in finding quotes,
    for an actress as you are,words are obvious,but I am a comic artist and I see everything in images…You are a very strong Image…don’t need no words,

    friendly regards,
    mike

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  2. I know you will accomplish all your dreams. this learning experience has been a lesson for all of us.

    You can always count on this Human loving you till he has NO more breath…

    Always!

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  3. GIRL YOUR STORY SOUNDS LIKE WINTER THE DOLPHIN WHEN WINTER WAS NINE MONTHS OLD WINTER GOT HER TAIL CAUGHT IN A CRAB TRAP AND A LITTLE BOY SAVED HER AND HER AND THIS LITTLE BOY BECAME FRIENDS IF YOU AND MORAN HAVEN’T SEEN A DOLPHIN’S TALE YET RENT IT OR BUY IY NOW AT WAL-MART OK CHAUNTAL THIS MOVIE WILL MAKE YOU CRY GIRL.

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  4. Chauntal- you are a very inspiring beautiful young woman, what and amazing outlook on life. Your attitude and outlook should be motivation and inspiration to others who have suffered a tragic accident. Thank you for sharing your story, you are an inspiration!

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  5. chauntal you are inspiring to young adults across the world. being a young adult and a physical therapist myself, your story touched me. i believe things happen for a reason, and your purpose in life has been clearly stated in all that youve done. continue to inspire and enlighten individuals across the world… and most of alll – thank you.

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  6. Chauntal, you are truly an inspiring person. You have proved that life is only meant to be enjoyed, embraced and taken for what it is. You have allowed millions of people to see that there is always a light in any darkness and finding it is only made difficult by their own self belief. One day I would like to meet you and share my thoughts and beliefs. You truly are a beautiful person and have enlightened me to change as a person. If anyone can see you are enjoying life, regardless of any “flaws” then they know a life inspired by yours is going to make them be who they are. You’re Born Original, Dont die a copy.

    Sleep tight x

    Grant.

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  7. Sometimes it takes a tragic event in a person’s life to have them realize what their true life’s purpose is on this planet. Such is your story. I have featured your story on http://www.disabledonline.com and You have definitely found your REAL life purpose. There are more fulfilling roads to success than the ones most of us look at. You have found such a road. Wishing you all of God’s blessings as you travel the road marked out for you because you are making a difference. Keep giving it all you have!

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  8. Chauntal, I accidentally came across your blog. So good to see your doing so well. I was unaware of your accident. I wish I had known. It’s never too late to tell you I always believed you were meant for great things:) and in the scheme of things I do believe this is part of a greater purpose. I’m following your Instagram to keep up on your accomplishments! Soooo proud of you! XOXO. Marie

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