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Inspirational Speaker Laurel Hilbert is Today’s Honoree

Laurel Hilbert is an inspiration, and perhaps the best feel-good story of 2019. He’s a Syrian refugee who went from being homeless in San Francisco to the CEO of his own non-profit, and an aspiring politician interning on Capitol Hill. … Continue reading

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Inspirational Speaker John Baumann is Today’s Honoree

John Baumann’s mission statement is “what you have done matters, what you are doing matters more, but what matters the most is what you have left to do.” Mr. Baumann graduated from Cornell Law School, passed three state bar exams, … Continue reading

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Life Coach Tony A. Gaskins, Jr. is Today’s Honoree

Tony A. Gaskins Jr., the son of a former pastor, was raised in a loving home along with a younger sister in a small central Florida town where most people believed that there were only a few avenues one could … Continue reading

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Life Coach Jess Grippo is Today’s Honoree

Jess Grippo is a dancer, writer, inspirational speaker, and life coach. Essentially, her work is about dancing through life and helping others do the same. But it wasn’t always this way – Having pushed aside her desire to dance for … Continue reading

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Detroit Activist Yusef Bunchy Shakur is Today’s Honoree

Author, father, youth mentor, inspirational speaker, community organizer and bookstore owner are just a few of the significant roles willfully acquired by the indispensable Yusef Bunchy Shakur. His innate ability to overcome the odds of growing up in a fatherless … Continue reading

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Today’s Honoree is J. Aday Kennedy

I had brain stem stroke and fell into a coma for 13 days. I woke 2 hours after the doctors announced I had no brain function. When I regained consciousness the doctors said I had Lock in Syndrome. I’d never … Continue reading

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