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Amy  Purdy
Amy Purdy

Snowboarder & Founder of Adaptive Action Sports

After going through a life-altering experience, Amy Purdy attained goals that even those who have both legs struggle to achieve. Today, she is one of the top ranked adaptive snowboarders in the world.

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Temple  Grandin
Temple Grandin

Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, is portrayed in HBO’s film Temple Grandin.

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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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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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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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Ferial  Govashiri
Ferial Govashiri

Personal Aide to President Barack Obama

Ferial Govashiri has one of the most interesting jobs: gatekeeper of the Oval Office. As Obama’s personal aide, she has spent the past ten years within arm’s length of one of the world’s most powerful leaders.

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Ron  Suskind
Ron Suskind

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author

Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, founder of Sidekicks, teacher, essayist and speaker whose impassioned presentations mix monologue with reportage, and pathos with humor.

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Devon  Still
Devon Still

NFL Defensive End & Childhood Cancer Advocate

Devon Still is a professional athlete, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and advocate for childhood cancer awareness.

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