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Christina  Meredith
Christina Meredith

Abuse & Homelessness Survivor, Author of CinderGirl

Empowering others with her inspiring life story, Christina Meredith survived sexual, mental and emotional abuse, incest, trauma, aging out of foster care, poverty and homelessness to forge a life committed to helping others.

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Karen M. Allen
Karen M. Allen

Mindset Expert

Karen M. Allen is a Mindset Expert and TEDx Speaker who is passionate about equipping individuals with the tools and resources to feel better, live better, and achieve their goals with a healthy mindset.

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Mandy  Harvey
Mandy Harvey

Deaf Singer-Songwriter, Former Finalist on AGT

Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. Mandy’s music attracts the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream and believe. Mandy was on America’s Got Talent and reached the finals.

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Kevin  Pearce
Kevin Pearce

Champion Snowboarder & Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

Pearce went from being a gold medal hopeful to suffering a brain injury that nearly took his life. Known for his contagious optimism, he delivers a powerful message of overcoming adversity.

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Dr. Alfredo  Quiñones-Hinojosa
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa

World-Renowned Neurosurgeon & Neuroscientist

Mexican immigrant Quiñones-Hinojosa went from migrant worker to head of brain tumor surgery at Johns Hopkins. His incredible story is being developed into a movie by Brad Pitt and Disney.

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Ally  Hilfiger
Ally Hilfiger

Lyme Disease Advocate & Entrepreneur

Ally Hilfiger is an author, artist, designer and the daughter of fashion mogul and entrepreneur Tommy Hilfiger. She chronicled her lifelong battle with Lyme disease in her moving memoir, Bite Me.

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Wes  Moore
Wes Moore

NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader

Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

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Samantha  Harris
Samantha Harris

Emmy Winning TV Host & Breast Cancer Survivor

Best known as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight, Emmy-winner Samantha Harris is also an author, certified health coach and trainer, cancer survivor and thriver, healthy living advocate and unstoppable optimist.

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