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Heather  Abbott
Heather Abbott

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

Abbott’s life changed forever when she was struck by bomb shrapnel and lost her left leg. She captivates audiences with her inspirational story of pain, anger, optimism and resilience.

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Jeff  Bauman
Jeff Bauman

Subject of the Movie Stronger, Boston Marathon Bombing Hero & Best-Selling Author

A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a national hero, Jeff Bauman shares his story in a presentation that will inspire. He is the subject of the movie Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal, based on his best-selling book of the same name.

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Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox

Actor & Parkinson's Disease Advocate

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

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Colonel Greg  Gadson
Colonel Greg Gadson

Decorated Army Commander & Star in Battleship

Serving in the US Army for 26 years, Colonel Gregory Gadson’s greatest challenge came when an attack cost him both legs and use of his arm. Yet, he remained on active duty and inspires many with his perseverance.

 

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Temple  Grandin
Temple Grandin

Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate

The most accomplished adult with autism in the world, Grandin inspired the HBO film Temple Grandin (starring Claire Danes). Grandin shares the challenges and successes of her fascinating life.

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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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Albert  Manero
Albert Manero

Engineer & Co-Founder of Limbitless Solutions

When Dr. Albert Manero was growing up, his parents taught him the importance of making the world a better place. That inspiration has taken form in Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit devoted to bringing 3-D printed bionic arms and hands to children at no cost to their families.

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Erin  Merryn
Erin Merryn

Author, Activist & Force Behind Erin's Law

As a victim of sexual abuse, Merryn now travels around the country giving a voice to the voiceless and shares he inspiring story, pushing for Erin's Law to pass in every state.

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