Joanne Commisso Duchnowski, a Long Island native who grew up in Syosset and currently resides in Huntington, seems to be living the dream with her loving family and fulfilling, successful career. Joanne caught the entrepreneurial bug and is extremely passionate about the custom motorcycle detailing business she owns which allows her to exercise her creative flair to an ever appreciative client base. Something she finds particularly rewarding. But things weren’t always on the up and up for Joanne, prior to having her son, she was in a severe horseback riding accident that left her with a bleak prognosis and precious little hope.
She brushed that aside and defied the odds in her recovery. It would seem that she’s really a natural born fighter after all. Someone who maintained hope and eventually had her miracle child, who is now a lofty
15 years old. All of the above; her family, her work and her defiance of the odds are among her most important achievements in life and as she puts it, ‘hope, out of all the forces, makes for a better world and is so powerful. Hope allows us to think, work and dream.’ Hope is truly something that permeates her whole being down to her motto; if you have hope, you have everything.’