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APB Healthcare is proud to showcase extraordinary, differently abled speakers who have faced unimaginable adversities in pursuit of their goals. They share their personal stories of overcoming serious physical and mental challenges to achieve great success, inspiring audiences to push forward and dismantle their own challenges in life.

Speakers on Disabilities

Engineer & Founder, Limbitless Solutions

Albert Manero is the founder of Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit devoted to bringing 3-D printed bionic arms and hands to children at no cost to their families. Today, he’s focused on making a positive impact on the grandest and smallest scales...

Chairman, Special Olympics

Tim Shriver is a social leader, an educator, author, film producer, and entrepreneur. He is the Chairman of Special Olympics, and in that capacity he serves with over 4.4 million Special Olympics athletes and their families in 170 countries.

Author & CBS Contributor

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Financial Author of Life Animated

One of America’s most treasured journalists, best-selling author Ron Suskind brings a Renaissance man’s breadth of knowledge and experiences to the speaking stage.

Award-Winning Actor & Parkinson's Disease Advocate

Michael J. Fox is an award-winning actor, best known for his roles in Family Ties, the Back to the Future trilogy, and Spin City. Today, he dedicates his energy toward The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research,...

Founder of Kanchi & The Ability Awards

A visually impaired social entrepreneur working to enhance the relationship between disability and society, Caroline has received several high profile awards in recognition of her work worldwide. She was the first Irish person to be appointed a...

Olympic/Paralympic Games Medalist

Ever since Patrick "Blake" Leeper was a child, he has been determined to be a star athlete. Although Leeper was born a bilateral below-the-knee amputee, he was raised to believe the only disability in life is a bad attitude. Using prosthetics...

Champion Snowboarder & Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

Kevin Pearce, former professional snowboarder, is an inspirational public speaker and co-founder of the LoveYourBrain Foundation. He is an advocate for the prevention of brain injuries and the promotion of a brain healthy lifestyle.

Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete & Motivator

A world-renowned athlete and adventurer, speaker Grant Korgan continues to climb and ski around the globe after having suffered a spinal cord injury.

World's Best Wheelchair Athlete

Arguably the best wheelchair athlete in the world, Josh George is a remarkable paralympian, ESPYs finalist and world record holder. Considered by many to be unstoppable on his path to greatness, he has been recognized worldwide in the sports of...

Co-Star of TLC’s Little Couple, Neonatologist & Cancer Survivor

Featured with her husband Bill Klein and family on TLC’s hit docu-drama, The Little Couple, which follows her personal and professional life, Dr. Jennifer Arnold has spoken both nationally and internationally on healthcare simulation...

Boston Marathon Bombing Hero & Best-Selling Author

A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and National Hero, Jeff shares his story in a presentation that will uplift and inspire.

Founder & CEO, Life Without Limbs

Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick Vujicic was born with neither arms nor legs. He is the founder & CEO of the nonprofit organization Life Without Limbs.

Biomechanics Pioneer

Hugh Herr directs the Biomechatronics group at the MIT Media Lab. His research program seeks to advance technologies that promise to accelerate the merging of body and machine. Herr was inspired to help people overcome debilitating hardships...

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor & Amputee

On April 15, 2013, what is referred to as Marathon Monday in Boston, Heather Abbott of Newport, RI set out on an annual tradition with six friends. They would attend the Red Sox game, followed by a walk over to the Boston Marathon finish line to...

Six Time Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer

Amy Van Dyken is an Olympic champion swimmer with six gold medals to her name. Van Dyken speaks about her experiences as a world class athlete and how she developed the "will to win" through perseverance despite the obstacles she faced throughout...

Decorated Army Commander, Star of the Film Battleship

Colonel (Retired) Gregory D. Gadson, a Chesapeake, Va., native, served our nation in the United States Army for more than 26 years. Col. Gadson’s greatest challenge came in Iraq, where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack cost him both...

Talk Show Host & MS Activist

An Emmy-winning executive producer and talk show host, speaker Montel Williams founded the Montel Williams MS Foundation after being diagnosed with it in 1999.

Leading Expert on Human/Machine Integration

After having a computer implanted in his head to allow him to recover his hearing, speaker Michael Chorost concluded that machines enhance rather than diminish our humanity.

World-Famous Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin,...

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