During May 2017, Esther Matsubuchi received the prestigious Courage To Come Back award at a sold-out gala.  She gave a speech and confided she planned to deal with her public speaking jitters by imagining she was in a dragon boat race and as she settled in at the microphone (the start line), she would take a few deep breaths, relax her shoulders and focus in the boat.

For those who missed it, attached is a link to a Global news story (you’ll notice they dug into the archives for some of the footage that includes Dr. Don and the originals):

More information about Esther and her award can be found at the Courage To Come Back website (where you’ll find links to The Courier article and her interview on News 1130):