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Dreams to Life


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  • White Sox broadcaster manages cerebral palsy
    Jason Benetti developed his passion in college into his career. His accomplishments have come as he's managed cerebral palsy throughout his life."You never know when somebody is going to have something taken away from them...You might as well live life to the fullest while you have the opportunity."
  • A Passion for Accessibility in the Performing Arts
    "I have loved music and theater my whole life. Unfortunately, as a person with a disability, I know I am not alone in experiencing exclusion when seeking to participate in the performing arts. That's why I was proud and excited that Stevie Wonder plugged accessibility at the Grammys – everyone deserves a chance to pursue their passions and develop their talents."
  • Kids design camera for teen videographer
    Haley Horn's passions revolve around video media, the expressive vehicle of her generation, and she wanted to use a camera to combine all of these things. There was just one problem: She was born without arms and couldn't hold a camera.
  • Drum On! Dedicated band director refuses to leave a student behind
    As a student with spinal muscular atrophy, Ethan thought he had tried everything to stay on track with the rest of the band. So he went to his band teacher and said, "I really hate to do this, but I have to quit band." His band teacher was not about to let that happen.
  • Internship landed with NASA
    Nick, who was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of 3, lands a 10-week summer internship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • First grader wins national award for penmanship
    Annie, who was born without hands, wins the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellent Penmanship in the 21st annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.
  • Athlete - track & field, cross country, basketball and school record in pole vault
    Charlotte, who is legally blind, turns heads with her blazing speed on the track, record-setting height in the pole vault, running cross country, and playing on the junior varsity basketball team.
  • Musician and songwriter earns a Grammy Award nomination
    Jamie, who was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome at the age of 11, shares her message of hope and perseverance as a musician and songwriter - her song "Hold Me" featuring TobyMac, was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for best contemporary Christian music song.
  • 'Reach Your Highest Potential ' - Mission Kilimanjaro
    Kyle, a congenital, quadruple amputee, shares his 'mission' in reaching the summit of the highest peak in Africa - Mount Kilimanjaro to inspire you that 'no obstacle is too great to be conquered.'
  • Imagine: The X Factor 2011 Auditions - Australia
    Emmanuel, who is a chemical warfare survivor from Iraq, sings his version of the John Lennon classic song Imagine followed by the judges' comments.