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Champions of Change

Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John

Yvonne and Rich Dutra-St. John are the co-founders of the Challenge Day program, a nonprofit that combats hate and bullying in schools. The program provides youth and their communities with experiential workshops that demonstrate the possibility of love and connection through the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression.

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Wes Moore

Wes Moore

Growing up in a single parent home and drifting down a troubled path, Wes Moore learned every day how the choices people made affected their lives and the lives of those around them. But it was only years later, when Wes found out about another Wes Moore, that the lesson truly hit home.

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Coach Luma Mufleh

Coach Luma Mufleh

We all have experiences that shape our lives forever. For Coach Luma Mufleh, that experience came when she was driving through the diverse community of Clarkston, Georgia, and saw a group of refugee boys from war-torn countries playing soccer barefoot with a tattered ball and rocks as goal posts.

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Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins

Disabled. What does that word mean? Aimee Mullins doesn’t feel disabled. Born without fibulae in both legs, Aimee was told she would never walk. Twenty years later, she had accomplished more than most people ever dream.

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Charlene Strong

Charlene Strong

How would you feel if you were denied the right to sit by a loved one on his or her deathbed or attend to a loved one’s funeral arrangements? For Charlene Strong, this question was the catalyst for her life’s work.

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Sirdeaner Walker

Sirdeaner Walker

At 44, Sirdeaner Walker had survived domestic violence, homelessness and a battle with breast cancer. But her darkest hour came on April 6, 2009. That was the day that her 11-year-old son, Carl Walker-Hoover, hanged himself.

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