Stroke Survivor’s Journey: “Happier Now Than Ever”

Stroke Survivor’s Journey: “Happier Now Than Ever”

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, I decided to tell my brief story and how I responded to having a traumatic stroke.  I had an entirely different career path in mind but one night changed the course of my life forever. On October 16, 2006, while serving in the Navy,...
Frank “Sean” Johnson: Master of the Silver Lining

Frank “Sean” Johnson: Master of the Silver Lining

US Veteran and acclaimed actor, writer, producer and motivational speaker, Frank “Sean” Johnson, has a story that itself seems straight out of a Hollywood drama.   Johnson, who served his country in Desert Storm as an Air Force Mental Health Specialist, provided...
Cori Fischer: What Dystonia Taught Me

Cori Fischer: What Dystonia Taught Me

Hi, my name is Cori Fischer and this is my story. In 2012 at the age of 12, I went from being a competitive gymnast to having trouble walking. Little did I know at this time what life was going to throw at me, and boy was it a curveball. I was eventually diagnosed...
From Challenge to Champion: Raising a Son with Spina Bifida

From Challenge to Champion: Raising a Son with Spina Bifida

Emily and Tommy Frickey began making critical choices for their son, Eli, well before he was born. At 20-weeks gestation, Emily had an anatomy scan that first detected signs of Spina Bifida. After consulting with a perinatal specialist—and learning that her baby had...
Inspiring Stories: Stephen Kantarze

Inspiring Stories: Stephen Kantarze

It all started on a cold day in South Korea……no really. I was in the U.S Army for just under 7 years, and while stationed in South Korea in 2011, I broke the 5th metatarsal in my left foot. I wore a soft shoe for a few weeks and then it was time to...
Inspiring Stories: Bernardo Bernardini

Inspiring Stories: Bernardo Bernardini

Bernardo Bernardini has always had a passion for speed, thanks to his father who was a military pilot.  His house felt like the Top Gun set when his father had his friends over and would always talk about flying.  As a child, Bernardo would run around the house,...