10 Bob Roybal

#10 – Bob Roybal Air Force Vet Bob Roybal and his wife are parents of a special needs young superstar — Brody — a member of the U.S. Sled Hockey Paralympics team. Brody is now a two time Gold Medal winner on the U.S. Sled Hockey team. You can hear Brody’s story here.

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09 – Scott Sowers

#9 – Scott Sowers Film producer and director Scott Sowers and his wife Sharon live in Atlanta and are parents of a special needs daughter, Gloria. Scott and Sharon produced and directed a film called Special Needs about those with special needs and the families who care for them. Learn about Scott’s outreach into the special needs community.

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02 – Randy Lewis

#2 – Randy Lewis Randy Lewis was transformed by his son’s autism, and it would lead him to transform the lives of thousands of other “differently-abled” Americans. Here is former Walgreens executive Randy Lewis’ incredible story.

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03- Skip Gianopulos

#3 – Skip Gianopulos Skip Gianopulos Is the father of four daughters; two with Down Syndrome. Take a listen to see just how this man’s life has been changed, and how he’s helped change the lives of many more through his work with GiGi’s Playhouse. Hear Skip’s story.

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04 – Jim Elliott

#4 – Jim Elliott Jim Elliott, the father of two daughters with disabilities and founder of Diveheart.org, changes lives of people with all types of abilities through scuba diving, scuba therapy and related activities. See how special children build confidence with Diveheart.org.

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06 – Paul Gianni

#6 – Paul Gianni Paul and his wife Nancy are co-founders of Gigi’s Playhouse, an achievement center for children like daughter Gigi who have Down Syndrome. There are now more than 30 Gigi’s Playhouses across the country. Listen to Paul share his life with and commitment to his special daughter, Gigi and all those with Down Syndrome.

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07 – Clayton Frech

#7 – Clayton Frech Ezra Frech, Clayton’s 12 year old son, was born different: he was missing his left knee and had only one finger on his left hand. Ezra received a prosthetic leg and had toe to hand surgery at 2 1/2 years old. Clayton went on to create Angel City Sports, which offers sports programming in Southern California for kids, adults & veterans with physical disabilities or impairments. Read more about Clayton and Ezra Frech.

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08 – Jeff Aeder

#8 – Jeff Aeder Molly Aeder, Jeff’s oldest daughter, struggled in school with dyslexia and learning differences. Jeff and his wife Jennifer Levine, were told to send Molly to a large school in the suburbs or to a boarding school. Instead, they founded Wolcott School in Chicago — a college prep high school for students with learning differences. Learn more about Jeff, Wolcott School, his restaurants that employ adults of all abilities and the Jewish Baseball Museum.

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05 – Joe Mantegna

#5- Joe Mantegna Movie, television and Broadway star Joe Mantenga and his wife Arlene discovered that daughter Mia — at two and a half years old — was autistic. Joe shares his journey with listeners of raising a child with autism. Listen to Joe’s story here.

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