Scarlett Lewis Named Remarkable Women Nominee #1
‘After my son’s death, I took responsibility for what was going on and became part of the solution, and it was the best decision I ever made.’
She tells News 8 her son Jesse wrote a message on their kitchen chalkboard days before he died, “Nurturing, healing, love.”
Those three words changed her perspective on life and the outlook on the tragedy.
‘If he had been able to give and receive nurturing, healing love, the tragedy would have never happened, and I knew I was going to be spending the rest of my life spreading that message.’
Jesse was just 6-years-old and full of so much love. Now, Lewis wants to make sure the love that filled her son continues to fill others. She does that through her organization, The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement.
It’s a no-cost program teaching social-emotional wellness and character development, encouraging everyone to choose love in any situation.
NEWS 8 wants to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.