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Steve  Pemberton
Steve Pemberton

Senior Exec., Walgreens Boots Alliance & Author

Pemberton’s story is about defying the odds— overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a corporate executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker.

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Wes  Moore
Wes Moore

NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader

Acclaimed author Wes 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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Heather  Abbott
Heather Abbott

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

On April 15, 2013, Marathon Monday in Boston, Heather Abbott set out on an annual tradition with friends: attending a Red Sox game, followed by a walk to the marathon finish line. She didn't realize this day would change her life forever.

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Jeff  Bauman
Jeff Bauman

Boston Marathon Bombing Hero & Author

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

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Lee  Woodruff
Lee Woodruff

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.

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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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Geoffrey  Canada
Geoffrey Canada

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone which works to better the futures of inner-city youths.

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John  Quiñones
John Quiñones

ABC News Veteran & Host, What Would You Do?

John Quiñones shares moving presentations that focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the power of education, champion the Latino American Dream and provide insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

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