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Overcoming Adversity:

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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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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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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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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Rais  Bhuiyan
Rais Bhuiyan

Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree

Rais Bhuiyan has a remarkable story — one that continually inspires people to interview him about his campaign, World Without Hate. His captivating speeches educate others on the regenerative power of forgiveness.

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Grant  Korgan
Grant Korgan

Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete

A world-renowned athlete and adventurer, speaker Grant Korgan continues to climb and ski around the globe after having suffered a spinal cord injury and advocates for choosing positivity through adversity.

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Donna Porter and DJ Batiste
Donna Porter and DJ Batiste

Teacher & Student Inspirational Speakers

Donna Porter and DJ Batiste have a story that is sure to inspire all audiences. Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education and changed DJ Batiste’s life by introducing him to Conscious Discipline.

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