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Mental Health Advocate and Author Achea Redd is Today’s Honoree

In early 2016, Achea Redd was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. After hiding her condition out of fear and shame, Achea quickly realized it was only getting worse, affecting her physically to the point of a nervous breakdown. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Asperger Advocate and Author Erin Clemens is Today’s Honoree

Erin Clemens is on the autism spectrum and is a part of the Devereux Pennsylvania Community Adult Autism Partnership Program (CAAPP), which provides individualized and innovative community-based support services for adults with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. “Without Devereux, … Continue reading

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Author and Foster Care Advocate Keri Vellis is Today’s Honoree

Keri and her husband Ted became licensed as foster parents about five years ago after Ted, who is in law enforcement, had a particularly grueling night on the job. He came home from work and told Keri about a very … Continue reading

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Plus Size Model Melinda Parrish is Today’s Honoree

Melinda Parrish began modeling at the age of 16 in Columbus, OH.  After deciding to take a break from modeling to pursue a college education, she attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated in 2007, and was commissioned as … Continue reading

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Anti Bullying Advocate Tina Pool is Today’s Honoree

Tina Pool is a leader and stand for change. She has many years of leadership experience dealing with youth which began as early as college, where she mentored for the Upward Bound Program at Rust College. Tina leads by example, … Continue reading

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Author and Advocate Kemba Smith is Today’s Honoree for Thursday December 24th, 2015

Growing up as an only child in Richmond, Virginia, Kemba Smith Pradia graduated high school and continued her education at prestigious Hampton University. What happened to Kemba in her new campus environment was a nightmare. In an attempt to “fit … Continue reading

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Author Bun Yom is Today’s Honoree

The Cambodian Genocide (1975-1979) is in the top 10 worst cases of genocide in the world. This tragedy took the lives of approximately 25 percent of the population, nearly two million Cambodians.  As a Cambodian American who survived, Bun Yom, … Continue reading

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