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The Humanitarian Connection

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WHEN YOU MEET Sharron Fabiani Newton you are immediately struck by her embracing smile and contagious energy. If you have attended any of the numerous events at which she volunteers, be assured you have crossed her path and experienced her positivity.

Sharron attended LSU Nursing School with her career spanning disciplines and locales across the United States as well as overseas. While working for Shriners Hosptial at the young age of 26, she earned the job as Head Nurse of Pediatric Orthopedics, displaying strong management capabilites and unwavering compassion.

In 2004 Sharron moved to Slidell with her husband Bill and has become a leading member of many local organizations including: Community Christian Concern, Rainbow Childcare, Northshore Community Foundation, Slidell Heritage Festival, Hospice Foundation of the South, East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity “Rosie” Team and Rotary Club—to name just a few.

One of her passions is the work of Dr. Angelo Capozzi, co-founder of Rotaplast International, Inc., an organization that helps children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring and other deformities. She joined Dr. Capozzi’s team in 1995 and continues to participate in mission trips worldwide, totaling more than 40 to date.

An essential part of her purpose on these trips is to make the humanitarian connection. Her face lights up when she shares how relationships change from the first day of introductions to the end of their two week time together as they work toward a common goal. “We come to realize how similar we all are.”

Sharron likes to go where her many strengths are best utilized. Her passion for service fuels her philanthropic efforts. She’ll tell you, “I do what I love in service to those that love what I do.” And it shows in everything she does.



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