Clara Sowell, Has been a Pulmonary nurse at Greenville Memorial Hospital for the past 5 years. Her love for helping those in need, made nursing the perfect profession. When not taking care of the sick, you can find her capturing smiles and special moments as a photographer with her very own, Milestone Photographs. Within her company, Clara dedicates extra attention to her “Share the love” photo sessions, intended to offer photo sessions to those in the community that are less fortunate. Her sponsored charities include St. Jude children’s hospital, UNICEF, Feed the hungry, The Humane Society and Samaritans purse. You can spot Clara throughout the community lending a hand. From feeding the homeless to visiting nursing homes and shelters; to teaching Spanish, American sign language and CPR/first-aid. Clara thoroughly enjoys being a member of the Brookwood church choir; She is a proponent of animal welfare and loves creating care packages for impoverish woman and kids. Her passion for helping was a seed that was planted in her childhood, for she grew up in extreme poverty herself.
Originally from Panama City, Panama. She Arrived in South Florida at the age 14 and called it home for 15 years before moving to Greenville SC in late 2012. She’s been married for 16 years to her husband Tim and is mother of Mackenna (12) and Aydin (10) who she has homeschooled for the past 4 years. She sponsors 2 lovely international boys named Cesar and Yadeta, who she often refers to as her adopted kids. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats and 6 chickens that keep her extra busy and on her toes.
Clara is so very excited and honored to be a local celebrity for Dancing with the Carolina Stars and can’t wait to exceed her goal, in order to help such an amazing cause.
(dancing with Cesar Jaramillos)