The calendar year began with attending a assembly at Village Hall, for a signage and awning application.
Then came opening up a new business enterprise in Garden Metropolis at a spot that has viewed much turnover.
Next was the tidal wave of COVID-19 pandemic impacts, from March onwards.
At the identical time, a pregnancy and in the long run offering delivery.
Leading it off with the return of cancer.
The powerful endure, and Margaret Elenis’s whirlwind 2020, her astounding perseverance and optimism in the deal with of adversity has drawn people to her and to the new wellness heart she opened in the village.
Margaret and her younger sister Nina brought Backyard Metropolis Oh My Goodness! Inc. Youth Wellness Heart — also acknowledged as “OMG” — to 61 New Hyde Park Street, rounding the corner of Dartmouth Road. Equally females are extensively-experienced and skilled teachers, Queens College or university alumni and natives of nearby Floral Park.
As initially reported in The Yard Metropolis News on August 7, 2020, Elenis’ vision in opening OMG was to educate both of those moms and dads and children on perfectly-staying, diet and positivity in lifestyles. In summer time, OMG’s founder and president informed the News, “I normally desired to open up a children’s participate in café — establish a modern house with healthy food obtainable so children can have entertaining and both equally kids and adults can gain from it. I constantly needed to have a comforting place exactly where I would just take my son and have a excellent cup of espresso, and that way we would both equally get the benefits and appreciate our time alongside one another.”
To combat her newest struggle with cancer, which she confronted and fought off in 2018, a GoFundMe website page was developed, as none of Elenis’ treatment options are coated by wellbeing insurance. As of mid-November nearly $130,000 had been elevated for the young and brave “Breast Cancer Mama” and educator, with 786 donors and 1,800 ‘shares’ to the link recorded. Elenis posted her honest many thanks to all concerned:
“It has been these types of an emotional roller-coaster and these days took me again to every single individual I’ve crossed paths with. I am in awe with the a great number of messages that started with ‘you do not know me but’…such a gorgeous experience to know I have an army at the rear of me. Each individual one one particular of you, I cherish. This has established a further hearth. I begun this journey saying I was moving into uncharted waters. I hope to inspire other individuals and lead the way to get rid of this fear. Thank you for battling with me. Thank you for combating for my family members,” she wrote.
Elenis also appeared in an episode of EllenTube’s Woman Areas series — an all-on-line arm of the Ellen Degeneres Clearly show — about women’s breast wellbeing, breast most cancers detection and mammograms.
In an job interview with The Yard Metropolis News, Elenis stated for 3 months she was in so a lot suffering that she was not able to move, and melancholy weighed on her intensely a couple months in the past, up to and soon after when she shipped her baby.
The efforts to support many others and proceed to combat for her everyday living and to be there for her two youngsters, after just providing birth to her 2nd child two months in the past, are driving her.
“On the Ellen channel/platform, I was discussing the journey with breast most cancers and how this has impacted me, and the relevance and urgency for females to get screened. This is my mission — spreading most cancers consciousness and educating people on what preventative measures and solutions exist,” Elenis said.
All through this holiday break year, OMG has partnered with neighbor in company and fellow “momtrepreneur”, Yard Metropolis resident Sophia Brivio — founder and operator of The Very well-Seasoned Chef at 45 New Hyde Park Street — to accumulate for the once-a-year Toy Travel benefiting the Hance Family members Basis and their self-esteem programs for young women.
The Hance Family Basis Toy Generate is ongoing until December 21, with new approaches of donating and toy shopping on line. It is held by the basis and the family members in memory of the 3 young daughters, Emma, Alyson and Katie, who were tragically killed in a improper-way car or truck crash. Oh My Goodness! is operating as a neighborhood resource and is continuing with a diaper generate, as properly as arranging donation plans for the INN (Interfaith Diet Network).
Repeal bar and cafe is in between Brivio’s and Elenis’ New Hyde Park district enterprises. Toy assortment boxes for the Hance Relatives Basis charitable fundraiser are set up on-web-site.
“Every neighborhood requires an Oh My Goodness! to be a safe put, and all people can convert to us as a resource. We can be in which people flip to, and we can community as a lot as we can to know we’re listed here for them. This is a community — donations and strategies are community endeavours. Endeavors we can make and guidance via OMG, the organization and the locale in Yard Town and as element of the community, are a rationale I am dwelling this sort of existence — I boost the wellness and plans as a result of OMG and we have founded a pursuing, hoping that households can end up healthier than I am right now. And with the responses that I have experienced, every person all-around me permits me to experience like I can do it,” Elenis claims.
The a variety of people today ‘stepping up’ and reaching out in support — from Back garden Town mothers, dads and grandparents to contacts built extended back, and men and women now spread out across the state — have led to a turnaround in her qualities, on most times. And the new centre is observing great local community interest as households occur in for children’s engage in periods (right after deep cleanings and disinfecting, and pursuing harmless physical distancing and a lot more protocols).
Oh My Goodness! gives this sort of courses as ‘Baby & me Reiki’ and ‘Mommy and Me Music’ furthermore Yoga for two the a few year-olds. Class subject areas help its mission of instruction and instructing fundamentals of self-advancement, compassion and humanity. Its website – OhMyGoodnessKids.com – states the purpose of inspiring young minds and acquiring excellent routines in kids, “through exclusive, stunning and purposeful engage in activities in a modern day, clear and simple play middle.”
Elenis reported with a second wave of COVID-19 infections being observed nationally, there is an goal for far more virtual systems that compare with in-heart activities for youngsters.
“We supply the two functions for at-household time or if families and people want to lease out the complete participate in/discovering heart space they can,” she noted. The “One Relatives at a Time” alternative is available by-appointment.
For December, OMG is scheduling to present a special night of wreath-building and decorating exercise for adults, with the selection of acquiring the kits and resources to take residence or for those people who truly feel cozy, the opportunity to stop in and partake.