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Dr. Jennifer  Arnold
Dr. Jennifer Arnold

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

Featured on TLC’s The Little Couple, which follows her personal and professional life, Dr. Jennifer Arnold's presentations range from healthcare simulation education to motivational talks on overcoming obstacles.

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Patrick "Blake" Leeper
Patrick "Blake" Leeper

Olympic/Paralympic Games Medalist

Patrick “Blake” Leeper is an eight-time Paralympic Track and Field international medalist, world record holder and three-time American record holder.

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Danielle  Butin
Danielle Butin

International Activist & Humanitarian

Danielle Butin is the Founder and Executive Director of the Afya Foundation. Since its inception in 2007, Afya has shipped several hundred 40-foot containers packed with recovered humanitarian and medical supplies to more than 70 countries globally.

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Tiffany  Christensen
Tiffany Christensen

Author & CEO of Sick Girl Speaks, Inc.

Tiffany Christensen was born with cystic fibrosis & has received two life-saving double lung transplants. She is the author of Sick Girl Speaks & We Are the Change.

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Kathy  Bates
Kathy Bates

Academy Award-Winning Actress & Cancer Survivor

When Kathy Bates speaks, she is applauded not only as an Academy Award-winning actress, but for what might be the most challenging and inspirational role of her career: cancer survivor.

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Steve  Pemberton
Steve Pemberton

Author & Chief HR Officer, Workhuman

Considered one of America’s most inspiring business and HR leaders, Steve Pemberton’s triumphant life story is about defying seemingly insurmountable beginnings as a child orphaned into foster care.

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Amy  Silverstein
Amy Silverstein

Heart Transplant Survivor

Author of Sick Girl, speaker Amy Silverstein was 24 years old when she learned she had a failing heart. Now, 20 years later, her new heart continues to beat strong.

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Geoffrey  Canada
Geoffrey Canada

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, Canada addresses inner city poverty and violence. His model was featured in Waiting for Superman and has been replicated across the U.S.

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