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Patrick "Blake" Leeper
Patrick "Blake" Leeper

Olympic / Paralympic Games Medalist 

Patrick “Blake” Leeper was born a bilateral below-the-knee amputee, but he was raised to believe the only disability in life is a bad attitude. Using prosthetics at an early age, he has overcome many obstacles.

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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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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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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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Lance  Allred
Lance Allred

First Legally Deaf Player in NBA History

Hearing impaired since birth, former NBA player Lance Allred is a best-selling author and thought leader who compels those around him to seek ways to overcome setbacks and pursue dreams.

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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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Rocky  Bleier
Rocky Bleier

Former Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rocky Bleier overcame severe combat wounds to play for the Steelers. His story is a tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battlefields of Vietnam. 

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Mario Arnauz Bonds
Mario Arnauz Bonds

Motivator & Singer-Songwriter

Made famous by The Glee Project, Mario Arnauz Bonds overcame a childhood marked by blindness, abuse, and abandonment to become a sought-after motivational speaker and singer-songwriter.

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