Cari Greer: An inspiration to all

Kadee Jo Jones | Lehi Free Press

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On the exterior, Lehi’s Cari Greer may seem just like any other typical woman. She is a mom, business owner, and friend to all, but what many may not know about Cari is that she has been changing the lives of youth and adults across Utah County for years with her genuine kindness and unique story. Cari proves to be an inspiration and a hero to all she meets.

While Cari has many heroic attributes, perhaps her most notable quality is the way she inspires all she meets with her experiences. In recent years, Cari spent a substantial amount of time speaking to diverse audiences about the value of self-esteem and hope. Cari was in a life-threatening accident eight years ago that altered her life. She sustained very serious injuries and was faced with the decision to give in or to overcome. Through Cari’s determination she chose to overcome and has since been telling her story and teaching youth especially the value of loving their own image.

“Cari’s story is inspiring, that is for sure. But the most impressive thing to me is her genuine care for all. Heroic acts don’t always have to be large; Cari demonstrates that making others feel valued, and to me, the ability to make someone feel like they matter is pretty heroic. She always makes me feel empowered and has been a listening ear every time I need it. Cari will always be a hero in my book,” Stated one of her former young women.

Cari also runs a business, “Sole Desires,” a clothing company designed to help women feel more confident in themselves. Through this business, Cari sells modest shirts, dresses, pants, and shoes that assist women in feeling more empowered.

Maya Angelou once said, “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this world a better place for all people.” Cari proves to be a hero by that definition. She overcame her injuries and is an inspirational role model who helps others realize their self-worth–that is something that I find truly heroic.

If you would like to nominate a hero highlight, email Miss Lehi, Kadee Jo, at lfpkadee@gmail.com.

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