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According to medical science, HK Derryberry should never have survived. Born July 8, 1990 in Nashville, Tennessee, this two-pound baby boy arrived three months premature due to a single-car crash that took his mother’s life. Because of the accident and his premature... View More

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Josh Sundquist is a Paralympian and bestselling author who has shared his story at events across the world. His high-energy blend of humor and inspiration motivates audiences to adopt his ski racing motto 1MT1MT (one more thing, one more time) to elevate their performance... View More

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Rebekah Gregory is a simple small town wife and mother whose life was forever changed due to the events of the Boston marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. This horrible act of terrorism left her as one of the names of the seventeen amputees and therefore permanently... View More

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VA
George Dennehy has captured attention all over the world for his unique talents. And he has a very powerful message to share. Because he was born without arms, he sings and plays music from his heart using his feet. George has overcome so many challenges in his own life,... View More

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Jonathan Mooney is a dyslexic writer and activist who learned to read when he was 12-years-old. He since earned an honors degree in English Literature at Brown University and has written and published two books. The first, “Learning Outside The Lines” (now in its 14th... View More

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CO
Eric Alexander, skier, climber and mountaineer, is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own. On May 25, 2001, Eric defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest guiding his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035 ft... View More

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TX
John and Wanda Lee gave their son to God for the gospel ministry following his birth in 1950. That son grew to be a spirited and gifted athlete. Tim Lee was converted at age ten but would soon develop a hostile attitude toward authority. Evangelists have played a major... View More

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TX
Nika Maples, a native Texan, never thought she would become a teacher. By her sophomore year in college everything changed … In 1994, a lupus-induced stroke left Nika quadriplegic. She could not speak, swallow, or blink. In intensive care, she listened as physicians... View More

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CT
Together- You Can Do Anything! Rick Hoyt uses a wheelchair. That has not stopped him from living a very full and amazing life. He, along with his dad, Dick, have formed “Team Hoyt” and they have competed around the world doing marathons and triathlons. The Hoyts have... View More

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New Jersey
Emmy winning broadcaster Ed Lucas is one of the most respected people on the American sports scene. He has been covering the Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, and almost every other professional sports team for over forty five years. During his career, he has met and developed... View More

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- Only disabled person in the world to have reached both North and South Poles - Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group said "Michael is an inspiration" - Recognised by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in Christmas Day Buckingham Palace TV broadcast Michael’s remarkable... View More

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GA
John Andrew Smoltz was born on May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan. He graduated from Waverly High School in Lansing, MI, where he received All-State honors in both baseball and basketball. After graduation, John Smoltz was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the twenty-second... View More

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TX
Gene Stallings' coaching legacy has impacted thousands of athletes and millions of fans. Aside from football, he is philanthropist and highly-awarded supporter of special needs individuals. A native of Paris, Texas, Gene Stallings, was hired as Head Football Coach at The... View More

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California
“If audiences are not having fun, then the important message got lost.” A three time Emmy Nominee and Golden Globe award winning actress, singer and motivational speaker, Ann Jillian is an accomplished performer in all areas of show business. She has starred in 25 motion... View More

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PA
Bill Clement is a former National Hockey League All-Star who played 11 years in the NHL with Philadelphia (Broad Street Bullies), Washington, and Calgary and has been the face & the voice of nationally televised hockey since 1986. He is also a successful actor,... View More

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Georgia
Robert Langston is a highly sought after author, speaker and consultant, in both business and education. He is routinely called on by major media outlets, such as Radio Disney, ABC News Radio, NBC and Fox television networks, for his expert advice. He served as a... View More

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FL
A member of the 1992, 1993 and 1995 Super Bowl Champions team, Bill has been a long time favorite of Cowboys fans. He was named the winner of the Bob Lilly Award four years in a row, from 1990 - 1994. This award is selected by a vote of the fans and annually goes to the... View More

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Charlotte
General Peter Pace, United States Marine Corps (Retired) General Peter Pace retired from active duty on October 1, 2007, after more than 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. General Pace was sworn in as sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on... View More

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CA
Sports Illustrated has acknowledged Roger Crawford as “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world,” In recognition of his extraordinary athletic achievements, he was the recipient of the prestigious ITA Achievement Award, presented by the... View More

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CO
Amy Purdy has lived an incredible life. She grew up with the love of Nature, health wellness and travel. She was also a passionate snowboarder. At 19, her life took a detour. After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Amy was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock.... View More

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South African-born Neal Petersen, shares a captivating personal story of childhood physical disability, poverty and the humiliation of Apartheid in South Africa to compete in the most dangerous extreme sport known to man: solo yacht racing around the globe--27,000 miles,... View More

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Washington
Dr. John Kenagy knows healthcare as a physician, executive, scholar, advisor and patient. In addition to 20 years experience as a vascular surgeon, he has been Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and Regional Vice President for Business Development for a multi-state,... View More

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CA
We all take many things for granted and easily lose perspective of what is really important in our lives. Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs. He has had to learn to adapt to this, and has achieved the seemingly impossible. In recent years, he has learned to become... View More

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Utah
Muffy was practically born on skis. She began skiing when she was three and began ski racing when she was seven. Always a goal setter, when she was eight, Muffy told her mother, "God made me to be a ski racer!" and declared that she would ski race in the Olympics. As one... View More

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MA
Irish Tenor Dr. Ronan Tynan is a modern day renaissance man. Raised on a dairy farm in Kilkenny, Ireland, his personal story of triumph and his impassioned singing inspires audiences. A natural born storyteller, and gifted with humour, Ronan’s message empowers audiences... View More