PARTY POWER: “There was so much love in that room,” exclaimed Shin Ae, after more than 100 friends, colleagues, fashion industry executives and even several bikers attended her party Feb. 10  at the Totem branding company, 121 Varick Street in Manhattan. The event, organized by the Lavelle & Co. mentoring group, celebrated Shin Ae’s life journey from being orphaned on the streets of Seoul to living in foster homes and immigrating to America and becoming an accomplished welder/artist, teacher, museum technology systems worker and vintage motorcycle enthusiast. The party also raised funds to help Shin Ae with her medical costs. She’s battling stage four metastatic breast cancer, but she keeps her spirits high. “Even in my sleep I smile when I think of the party,” Shin Ae said. “Nothing heals like love and laughter and friends.”

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