Tracie Frank Mayer

ABOUT TRACIE

Tracie Frank Mayer

“Look to each day for the goodness it brings,

 for living life is to believe in all things.”

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald

Tracie Frank Mayer

“Look to each day for the goodness it brings,

 for living life is to believe in all things.”

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald

Incompatible with Nature
a Mothers Story

Tracie Frank Mayer

“Look to each day for the goodness it brings,

 for living life is to believe in all things.”

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald

menopausebarbees

Together with her sister Dana, who resides in Seattle, Washington, Tracie writes an

upbeat blog—menopausebarbees—about the meaning, madness, and magic of

middle age. You can visit their blog at www.menopausebarbees.com.

Tracie Frank Mayer

“Look to each day for the goodness it brings,

for living life is to believe in all things.”

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald

…and learn to express your ideas and thoughts in English effectively!

 

As an English Language Coach, my aim is to help you learn to feel comfortable communicating in the English language. Because my instructions are tailored to your individual needs, you and I will be able to focus specifically on what we need to do to help you achieve your own personal goals.

My techniques will help you in:

  • Vocabulary building,
  • Grammar and sentence structure
  • Accent reduction
  • Strengthening your writing skills
  • Marketing your product
  • Product presentation
  • Developing an overall sense of confidence when speaking

Your goals are my goals.

And that is the reason why my personalized programs are better than attending a language school. You will be motivated with my “learn by speaking” methods and you will have fun.

 

I am an English native speaker and experienced in guiding children as well as adults. I will support you as long as necessary to help you achieve your goals.

Talk with Tracie

Tracie Frank Mayer

“Look to each day for the goodness it brings,

for living life is to believe in all things.”

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald

Tracie Frank Mayer

“Look to each day for the goodness it brings,

for living life is to believe in all things.”

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald

Deutsche Version

Incompatible with Nature

"No surgery can save him," the doctor explained to my husband in German.

"Let your son die," he said to me in broken English.

 

This is the inspirational story of one woman's fight to save her son's life.

 

Tracie Frank Mayer loves pink, but she will wear any color.

"A parent’s inspiring memoir, full of love, humor, and heartache. . . linguistic richness to be found throughout the text."

Kirkus Review

"Congenital heart defects are a leading cause of infant illness and death. There is certainly an urgent need for more public awareness. I wish I would have had an inspirational story to read some thirty plus years ago when my journey began. We can research facts and figures, but stories are how we learn best.

 

We live for inspiration.

 

Life is full of disappointments and none of us is immune. The improbable seems a lifetime away, but the truth is that we win some, we lose some, and sometimes we lose a lot. We struggle daily to navigate existence and regardless of the magnitude of our challenges, we seek inspirational stories of faith and hope, especially when courage is tested.

 

Incompatible with Nature–a Mother’s Story is a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit.

 

My message: Never give up. Never stop fighting for your child’s life. Even when the odds are against you. If you read my story and are inspired to draw upon the love, the passion and the will to fight one more day to save a child’s life, then I believe I will have helped to change the world for the better. I can’t think of anything more rewarding.

 

My fight with adversity is a tale that will give hope and encouragement to anyone facing any battle not of  their own choosing.

 

Here’s to life."

Read the first Chapter

My mother and father holding Marc hours after his birth November 30, 1984.
My mother and father holding Marc hours after his birth November 30, 1984.
My parents had arrived in Germany three days prior to Marc’s birth–their very first visit to the country. Here they are holding him, their first grandchild, hours after his birth, They are ecstatic!
Braveheart!
Braveheart!
Marc’s fearlessness has never ceased to amaze me!

Here he is flyboarding in Ibiza, Spain in 2014. How fitting that the etymological meaning of the word ‘heart’ is ‘courage’!

In 1983,

on a weekend jaunt to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Tracie met her future husband, Helmut. She married him a year later. Undaunted by a language she couldn’t speak, Tracie packed her bags and moved to Cologne, Germany, Helmut’s hometown. There she gave birth to her only child, a son named Marc.

As a bi-lingual moderator,

Tracie’s most recent engagements include her work as a juror and moderator for Das Goldene Stadttor –The Golden City Gate – an internationally recognized multimedia competition at ITB, the world’s largest travel trade fair in Berlin, Germany (March, 2016). Tracie was a guest speaker and fund raiser on behalf of  the Austrian and German Children’s Protective Agencies at the 2016 Vienna Film Ball in Austria. In June, 2016, Tracie served as a juror at the 2016 Miss Giessen/Miss Germany beauty pageant.

Tracie is an active member of the American International Women’s Club of Cologne,

a social organization that supports the international community in Cologne and raises funds for a variety of philanthropic projects focused on women’s rights. She is also a long time member of FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas), a United Nations recognized NGO, with a membership base of over 12,000 women from more than thirty countries. Alongside other FAWCO members, Tracie uses her moderation skills to create awareness of issues that affect women and girls around the world.

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Tracie

began working in the family real estate business at the age of nine by cleaning apartments on weekends. She has fond memories of sitting at her mother’s side in the evenings, watching her apply an assortment of creams, tonics and lotions to her face.

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"No surgery can save him," the doctor explained to my husband in German. "Let your son die," he said to me in broken English. This is the inspirational story of one woman's fight to save her son's life.
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With surgeon Dr. Aldo Castañeda and Marc after a successful surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston in 1994.
With surgeon Dr. Aldo Castañeda and Marc after a successful surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston in 1994.
Words cannot, express my gratitude to this brilliant surgeon who saved my son’s life.

As of this writing, Dr. Castañeda, at eighty-six years of age, is living in Guatemala City, Guatemala where he has founded UNICARP Hospital, the first pediatric cardiac surgical care unit in the country.
This center has become the regional referral base and source of training for physicians and nurses throughout the region and currently serves children from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Belize, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

It is not unusual for Dr. Castañeda’s team to repair the hearts of many babies and children of impoverished families at no charge. Dr. Castañeda has established the Aldo Castañeda Foundation to ensure sustainability of the program.

He goes to work everyday.

If you can, please make a donation to his foundation. Make your check payable to The Friends of Dr. Aldo Castañeda Foundation. Mailing Address: Boston Children’s Hospital 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States.

Tracie Frank Mayer

was born in Seattle, Washington, to a beauty queen and a gifted

entrepreneurial father, who courted her mother with a winning smile and the flash of

a canary yellow Cadillac.

 

 

 

Residing in Cologne,

Germany since 1984, Tracie has worked as a writer, blogger, lyricist, public speaker, and real estate investor. Talk with Tracie, her English language coaching business, is popular with German celebrities hoping to improve their English conversation skills. She also works with corporations, training executives to become more relaxed and fluent while speaking English. Tracie’s energy, enthusiasm, and optimism encourage her clients to relax and have fun with English.

"Tracie is a hero. May many parents learn from her experience."

Dr. med. Dipl. Psych. Alex Gillor

"This story of Marc offers an example of how a determined mother never lost hope and how she pursued a worldwide search to provide the best possible options to save the life of her suffering child. I am certain this narrative will  move the reader of this well written, compassionate and compelling human story."

Aldo Castañeda, M.D. Ph.D.

Tracie Frank Mayer

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When

Tracie received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Seattle University, she had already been working in the family office full time, overseeing—along with her parents and two younger sisters—the management of nearly four-hundred rental units.

Among her many pursuits,

Tracie supports various charitable organizations, including die Elterninitiative Herzkranker Kinder, Köln e.V. (Parents Initiative for Children with Heart Disease of Cologne), the Ronald McDonald House in Cologne, the Elternhilfe for Kinder mit Rett Syndrome in Deutschland (parents’ support group for children with Rett Syndrome), Doctors for Ethiopia and the VITA e.V. Assistenzhunde (VITA Assistant Dogs Organization)

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