In this,
DARKEST HOUR,  
GREGG MOFFATT  IS   ONCE AGAIN BEING REMINDED
OF THE WORDS OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, WHEN HE PENNED...

" Success is not final....                   
              Failure is not fatal.....
It is the courage ...to continue...that counts...."
WINSTON CHURCHILL

* * * *
As his wife, I HAVE WATCHED  GREGG FIGHT BACK AGAINST
ALMOST COMPLETE DEAFNESS,
AND LATER IN HIS LIFE  I WATCHED HIM  
WAGE A SUCCESSFUL BATTLE AGAINST
TOTAL BLINDNESS...AND WIN!

BUT, NOW HE FACES THE TOUGHEST BATTLE OF
HIS LIFE AND MUSICAL CAREER !  

BUT,  IF ANYONE CAN WIN THIS BATTLE,
I AM SURE THAT GREGG HAS...
THE RIGHT STUFF.

WITH ALL OF MY LOVE AND RESPECT,  
VALERIE
AN ARTICLE FROM THE HARTFORD COURANT FROM 1965, SEVERAL YEARS
INTO GREGG MOFFATT'S DANCING CAREER WITH HIS SISTER, LYNN. A
PERFORMANCE IN BALLROOM DANCING AT THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.

VAUDEVILLE SHOW AT THE
SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

IN 1965, GREGG AND HIS
SISTER, LYNN WERE STILL
GOING STRONG DOING TAP
AND BALLROOM DANCE
PERFORMANCES FOR CT.
MUTUAL LIFE INS. CO
AND AS THE ONLY
CHILDREN IN THE
TRAVELER'S INSURANCE
COMPANY TROUPE OF
VAUDEVILLE PERFORMERS
IN
CT AND NEW ENGLAND.

BY AGE 66, HE HAD BEEN
PERFORMING OR PART OF
THE MUSIC WORLD FOR
OVER 57 YEARS, NOT
INCLUDING HIS
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
FROM HIS FATHER'S PIANO
PLAYING AS A
CHILD.

Valerie J. Moffatt , B.S., M.S., SPHR, GPHR,
(NOW WORKING ON HER MBA IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS)
THEN , WHARTON TMI, TALENT MANAGEMENT GLOBAL FELLOW,
FOLLOWED BY LAW SCHOOL AT UCONN LAW,
YALE, HARVARD, COLUMBIA OR CORNELL
LAW SCHOOL.

VALERIE is now a major public speaker
and is an often invited Panelist at major
Colleges and Universities in the Northeast.
Here is one of her upcoming panel discussion formats
to be presented at Rutger's University in MARCH OF 2018
with other speakers and panelists.

2018 TRI STATE DIVERSITY COUNCIL SUMMIT

VALERIE MOFFATT PANELIST / BACKGROUND
..and what if life doesn't allow you TO come back...this time?  What then, Gregg?
If life says, no...then I would say to all that have known me and were my students, don't feel sorry for me.  Because for one shining, albeit brief
moment,  when I was with each of you...
i knew....Camelot!   Then I would say, goodbye with the words of a song that I LOVE....for music was God given and a true joy to me.

From tap dancing and ballroom dancing as a child, to accordion lessons, and on to piano training with the best....
without a song or a dance....what are we?
So, I say.... thank you for the music for GIVING  it to me.......
And then I would surely say to all of you to remember....to....
REACH FOR THE STARS...AS I TAUGHT YOU TO DO.

GREGG WAS ALMOST TOTALLY DEAF AT THE END OF HIGH SCHOOL
HE FOUGHT BACK AND BUILT A WONDERFUL PIANO TEACHING CAREER.

HE WENT TOTALLY BLIND FROM DIABETIC NEUR0PATHY AND THEY SAID IT WAS OVER AND THAT.HE MIGHT NEVER REGAIN HIS SIGHT.
HE SPENT YEARS REBUILDING HIS EYE SIGHT AND RETURNED AGAINST INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS.

THEN HE WAS BROUGHT DOWN BY FOCAL DYSTONIA OF HIS RIGHT HAND THAT WAS TO RUIN HIS PIANO TEACHING AND PIANO PLAYING.
DESTROY HIS INNATE ABILITY TO COMPOSE MUSIC.

IT WAS FINALLY OVER.  AND YET, THOSE THAT KNEW HIS STORY...

COULD HEAR HIM SINGING INSIDE HIS SOUL TO THE WORLD....AND WONDERED...WILL HE COME BACK, EVER?
FROM COMPLETE
DEAFNESS
TO THE DEBILITATING
PAIN OF
FOCAL DYSTONIA
THROUGH
COMPLETE
BLINDNESS
I MET GREGG, AFTER FRIENDS IN SOUTH
WINDSOR, CT TOLD ME THAT IF I TRULY
WANTED A PIANO TEACHER, I SHOULD
CONTACT HIM.

MY LIFE WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME.

AFTER BEING HIS STUDENT FOR A WHILE,
AND GETTING CLOSER TO HIM,
WE BEGAN DATING.

HE SAW THINGS IN ME, THAT I NEVER SAW
WITHIN MYSELF. HE SAID HE COULD HELP
ME GET MY SALARY FROM 32K TO OVER
100 K, IF I LISTENED TO HIM.
I LAUGHED.

HE SAID, I WILL GET YOU MUCH MORE
EDUCATION TO GO TO PLACES YOU NEVER
THOUGHT YOU COULD REACH.

I WILL GIVE YOU THE STARS.

I THOUGHT THE MAN WAS CRAZY, BUT HE
WAS DIFFERENT AND BELIEVABLE, SO I
TOOK THE CHANCE.

BEFORE I KNEW IT , I HAD LEFT THE IRS,
FOR THE FDIC,AS THE NORTHEAST
REGIONAL SR. HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGER.

NEXT CAME, PRATT AND WHITNEY ALL
PART OF HIS PLAN TO MOVE  ME FROM
GOVT TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR
MORE OPPORTUNITY.

WHEN I CROSSED 100K PER YEAR, HE
LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, GET
READY...200K WILL BE A SHORT, FAST
TRIP. I ALMOST LAUGHED AGAIN, BUT I
REMEMBERED AND CAUGHT MYSELF IN
TIME. HE WAS RIGHT, AGAIN.

IN THE INTERIM, AS MY ADVISOR HE GOT
ME A FREE MASTER'S DEGREE, A 10K
STOCK CERTIFICATE AND NOW I AM
FINISHING MY MBA, IN INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS FOR FREE, AGAIN, THIS TIME  
EN-ROUTE TO ....

UCONN LAW SCHOOL,
YALE LAW SCHOOL
OR HARVARD LAW SCHOOL.

IN BETWEEN, I WILL PROBABLY PICK UP MY
WHARTON TMI, TALENT MANAGEMENT
DESIGNATION, FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF
PENNSYLVANIA.

WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT A MAN THAT
BROUGHT YOU TO
THE EDGE OF THE
STARS?

HE WAS TRUE TO HIS WORD.
FROM CRAYONS TO PERFUME....
TO SIR, WITH LOVE...

HIS WIFE,
VALERIE J. MOFFATT
B.S., M.S., MBA., SPHR, GPHR, WHARTON
TMI, TALENT MANAGEMENT CREDENTIALS,
AND ON TO LAW SCHOOL.

LECTURER, PANELIST AT MAJOR
UNIVERSITIES IN THE NORTHEAST.
FUTURE PROFESSOR, AND LAWYER.

A PAST PIANO STUDENT OF
GREGG E. MOFFATT
LECTURER FOR TRI STATE SHRM CONFERENCE HELD AT
MOHEGAN SUN CASINO IN CONNECTICUT / 2018

LECTURER FOR ST. JOSEPH'S UNIVERSITY IN CT / 2018

LECTURER FOR JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
OF THE NORTHEAST.  2018