Gabriella Mammone was born and raised in Thompson, a small town in northern Manitoba Canada. She enjoyed growing up in the winter weather and fondly remembers her father’s ice sculptures in her front yard. She relocated to Mississauga, Ontario with her family when she was a teenager. In her mid twenties, Gabriella experienced temporary loss of peripheral vision in her left eye and extreme lethargy. She had tingling in her hands and feet in addition to feeling spastic. Loss of coordination and numbness was a common occurance for Gabriella. At the age of 30, Gabriella was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She lives with MS daily.
Gabriella is a devoted wife and a loving mother of two children. She is also an entrepreneur and an active volunteer with many organizations and functions. She has a zest for life and appreciates the beautiful things that life has to offer – a gerbera daisy, hot apple cider, a warm blanket, a smile from a stranger and a great voicemail message.
Gabriella defines success by the attainment of one’s goals. If the attempt is there, the outcome will be favourable. Gabriella’s success is built on her personal experience of living with MS and finding the humour in her interesting life. She is enthusiastic and relentless in her message that success is available to anyone, even those that have an illness or disability. She defines success as defining your passion and going after it.
Gabriella is the Chairperson of the Mississauga MS Walk and an Ambassador for the MS Society. As an Ambassador, Gabriella speaks at many galas and fundraising events. She is also a committee member of the MS golf tournament and participates in the
Read-A-Thon campaign within local schools. She is one of the ‘faces’ of the 1DayinMay initiative with the MS Society of Canada. Gabriella is also the voice in the A&W Cruisin’ for a Cause campaign and has been the face of the Mr. Lube campaign supporting MS research. Gabriella was recognized for her contribution in her community by earning a Civic Award of Recognition in 2013.
Gabriella enjoys planning & executing events and is the Show Producer of Family Jingle & Mingle, a shared Christmas celebration between companies and families. Each year she donates proceeds to a charity. She has recently donated proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society supporting pediatric cancer research and The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada in support of granting wishes to deserving children.
We will encounter many obstacles in our lives, but Gabriella strives to never be defeated. She is an inspiring women and an effective public speaker. She delivers valuable workshops and is a well spoken emcee. Gabriella believes in making an Action Plan to achieve goals. Creating specific intentions will help you move toward completion of that goal and provide you with valuable lessons along the way. Learn more about Gabriella’s keynote topics.