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Jim Abbott

One-Handed Major League Pitcher

Jim Abbott was born in Flint, Michigan without a right hand. He was an All-America hurler at Michigan; won Sullivan Award in 1987; threw 4-0 no-hitter for NY Yankees vs.…

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Heather Abbott

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor & Amputee

On April 15, 2013, what is referred to as Marathon Monday in Boston, Heather Abbott of Newport, RI set out on an annual tradition with six friends.  They would attend…

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Josh Blue

Special Needs Stand-up Comedian & Talented U.S. Paralympic Soccer Player

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability.He exploded onto the national comedy scene…

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Susan Boyle

Scottish Singer Who Gained Fame on "Britain's Got Talent"

Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV program "Britain's Got Talent" in April 2009, singing "I Dreamed…

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Shane Burcaw

Choosing Happiness, Author, Entrepreneur and Award-Winning Blogger

Author, entrepreneur, award-winning blogger, Emmy-winning producer, and inspirational speaker, Shane Burcaw brings a spirited, humorous approach to everything he does. Born with a progressive neuromuscular disease, Shane has been battling…

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Max Cleland

Politician from Georgia, is a disabled US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a recipient of the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for valorous actions in combat, and a former U.S. Senator

During his thirty-two-year political career Max Cleland served in the legislative and executive branches of government, at both state and federal levels. He won his first election of four terms…

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Dave Dravecky

Former Professional Baseball Player, Cancer Survivor & Author of "Comeback"

Dave Draveckys story is one of hope, courage and perseverance in the midst of dark and overwhelming uncertainty. In 1988 Dave was at the top of his game and life.…

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Marc Elliot

Internationally known speaker Marc Elliot will describe a childhood of struggle growing up as a kid diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome. Who speaks on “What Makes You Tic”

Marc Elliot, is one of the most sought-after young public speakers in the country. Preaching the theme of tolerance, he travels to high schools and colleges talking about his struggles…

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Boomer Esiason

NFL Football Legend and Studio Analyst for CBS Sports on The NFL Today. Esiason is also host of The Morning Show with Boomer

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason is the most visible national figure in the fight against cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening, genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of 30,000…

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Gunnar Esiason

Activist for Cystic Fibrosis and Son of Former NFL Quarterback Boomer Esiason

Gunnar Esiason, 26 years old, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis - a genetic disease that impacts the respiratory and digestive systems - at age 2. Since then, he went on…

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Chris Fonseca

Stand-Up Comedian. Despite his wheelchair and cerebral palsy, nationally renowned comedian

What do you do with adversity? I laugh at it. For three decades, under the stage name, Chris “Crazy Legs” Chris Fonseca has have had the thrill of sharing laughter…

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Michael J. Fox

Award-Winning Actor, Author, Producer and Advocacy

Michael Fox loved hockey and dreamed of a career in the National Hockey League. In his teens, his interests expanded. He began experimenting with creative writing and art and played…

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Noah Galloway

U.S. Army Veteran, Amputee & Finalist on "Dancing With The Stars"

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Sergeant Noah Galloway was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during Operation Iraqi…

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Dr. Temple Grandin

World-Famous Animal Scientist, Autism Self-Advocate, Author of "Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism"

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. Her life, with all its challenges and successes, was brought to the screen…

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Greg Grunberg

Actor who played reoccurring roles in "Heroes" and "Lost". Will appear in "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens."

Greg Grunberg is a television and film actor. He is best known for starring as Matt Parkman on the NBC television series Heroes (2006-2010). Other notable roles include the characters…

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