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Alvin Law

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The life of Alvin Law could easily have become a tragic story but it didn't turn out that way. Born without arms, and given up by his birth family, Alvin, today, is a successful professional speaker, living proof that out of nothing, and with the right combination of Attitude, Learning, Value of self, Imagination and Never giving up, the impossible... read full bio

Alyssa Milano

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Actress Alyssa Milano has spent almost her entire life in the public eye. A famous child actor, Alyssa has continued to work throughout her adulthood in both television and film. Alyssa has a history of starring in long running successful television series, most recently Charmed" for nine years. She began her career on ABC's "Who's the Boss" which aired for... read full bio

Andrew Solomon

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Andrew Solomon studied at Yale University and then at Jesus College Cambridge, where he was graduated first in the university, becoming the only foreigner ever to be so-honored. Solomon's most recent book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, has so far won him eleven national awards, including the 2001 National Book Award, and is being published in 21 languages.... read full bio

Art Metrano

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Art Metrano is an American actor and comedian of Greek-Turkish-Jewish-Sephardic ancestry. Metrano may be best known for his role as Capt. Mauser in Police Academy 2 and Police Academy 3. He left the series due to a serious fall at home that seriously injured his spinal cord and left him disabled. Also known for his frequent appearances on The Tonight... read full bio

Bill Demby

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Bill Demby serves as proof that a major disability doesn't mean the end of the line in athletics. Demby lost both his legs from the knee down when the truck he was driving in Vietnam was hit by a rocket. An avid competitor before his injury, he found that participation in sports gave him the self confidence he needed to... read full bio

Blake Leeper

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Blake Leepet is a paralymphic athlete for the United States. He was born without legs below the knee and has worn prosthetics his whole life. That didn't keep him from playing all types of sports growing up such as baseball and basketball. He is known for his outstanding positive attitude and also for his skills in the paralympics. He won... read full bio

Brett Leake

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Brett Leake is a dynamic performer of observational material. His lively desire to learn and to know lead him from the kitchen to the car to the classroom to the stage. Behind a persona that is appears sometimes confused, sometimes frustrated, Brett wonders about the little things - the automobile battery light, people who draw a line through the number... read full bio

Chris Burke

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Chris Burke has become best known for his character Charles Corky" Thatcher on the television series Life Goes On. Burke has Down Syndrome, and his parents were told to institutionalize him when he was born, but they decided to raise him at home and nurture his talents. He was encouraged to follow his career objectives no matter how untraditional they... read full bio

Chris Fonseca

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Chris Fonseca has done stand-up on the tube, The Late Show with David Letterman, Arsenio, SHOWTIMEs Latino Laugh Festival, among other shows. Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy, Fonseca has no chip on his shoulder. He sees himself as did the Montreal Gazzette, as a comedian who happens to have Cerebral Palsy. Among various charitable efforts, in 1998 Chris established... read full bio

Clay Aiken

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Since coming to national attention on the second season of American Idol in 2003 - where he was the unexpected runner up, only to become the biggest selling male artist the show has ever featured, Clay Aiken has evolved into a versatile and beloved popular entertainer. He has toured nine times, written a New York Times bestselling memoir, sold more... read full bio

Delta Burke

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Delta Burke is an actress best known for her role in Designing Women as Suzanne Sugarbaker. She has suffered with depression and type-2 diabetes. recently she checked herself into a psychiatric hospital for an adjustment of medication for her depression. She has also been actively involved in teaching patients with type 2 diabetes to take better care of themselves and... read full bio

Denzel & Pauletta Washington

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Denzel Washington has earned fame and fortune, not to mention two Oscars. But Washington and his wife Pauletta are more proud of helping people make a difference. To that end the Washington's are long-time members of The Brain Trust, which supports the research of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. For over five years... read full bio

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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A precocious literary light and popular female speaker, Elizabeth Wurtzel published her groundbreaking memoir of depression, the cultural phenomenon Prozac Nation, at the tender age of 26. Already a cultural critic and literary diva for The New Yorker and New York magazines, Wurtzel had only dared to dream growing up of the rarefied world and success Prozac Nation opened to... read full bio

Florence Henderson

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From the boards of the Broadway stage to television and the silver screen, Florence Henderson has conquered just about every aspect of entertainment. So successfully in fact, that the multi-talented actress, talk show host, recording artist, author, Broadway veteran, and philanthropist was inducted into the Smithsonian Institute's first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit as one of the greatest pop cultural icons... read full bio

Frank Miles

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Comedian Frank Miles, who had thrilled Las Vegas audiences for over a decade with his feats as a juggler and magician, found himself with some unique new material, after being pronounced dead following a hang gliding accident. When emergency room doctors gave him a second chance at life, he learned his first lesson. Courage, he realized, isn't facing death, it's... read full bio

Gary Cole

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With a teenage daughter who suffers from autism, Gary is an active supporter and celebrity spokesperson for The Help Group. Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit organization of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism, Asperger's disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, mental retardation, abuse and emotional... read full bio

Gene Stallings

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Gene Stallings is one of the best coaches in football history. He started as an assistant coach at University Alabama later becoming head coach at Texas A&M. In 1972, Gene joined the Dallas Cowboys. And in 1986, Stallings made his NFL head coaching debut with the Saint Louis Cardinals. Stallings returned to the University of Alabama as head coach from... read full bio

Glenn Mcintyre

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Glenn McIntyre, co-founder of McIntyre & Associates, accompanied by his service dog, Boylan, delivers immediately usable tools for leadership and life in his fully customized presentations. With humor and riveting insight, Glenn speaks straight from the heart. His authority and wisdom are born from his hard-won personal experience and acclaimed professional expertise. Audiences nationwide eagerly respond to the "Aha's" they... read full bio

Hermie Sadler

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Hermie Sadler is a well-known race-car driver/announcer and professional wrestling promoter from Emporia, Virginia. He is also an advocate for autism research, as his daughter Hailie Dru, was diagnosed with the disorder in 2001. His younger brother Elliott Sadler is also a NASCAR driver.... read full bio

Howie Seago

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Howie Seago manages the Shared Reading Video Outreach Project (SRVOP) which uses videoconferencing technology to encourage deaf and hard of hearing children to become interested in reading and to train their parents and teachers in how to read storybooks in sign language. Howie has a B.A. in Psychology and has acted/taught/directed in the performing arts for over 24 years. He... read full bio



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