Speakers


John O'Leary is proof of the power of the human spirit. As a nine-year-old boy, John was burned on 100% of his body and given less than one percent to survive. He endured months in the hospital, years in therapy, dozens of surgeries, and lost all his fingers to amputation. Despite the odds, he not only survived - but thrived.

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Rick Hansen wheeled through 34 countries in 26 months to raise awareness for people with disabilities in 1987. His inspiration continues today.

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Nick Katsoris delights kids with his Loukoumi book series. He also works to make children’s dreams come true—and teaches them to give back.

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Caryl M. Stern is the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Previously, Caryl served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Associate National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), after a 10-year career in higher education, most recently as Dean of Students at Polytechnic University in New York..

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