Sora + Yoshie

“I choose to smile and keep smiling as much as I can.”

—Yoshie

Christopher

“We don't need
no more trouble.
All we need is love!” 

“Maybe with my information, the doctors will be able to help other kids.”

Aydriana
Sammy

“Living with Hemophilia has taught me how to take care of myself.”

“Having a voice is important because it teaches us to capture and take control of our struggles.”  —Kadeem

Ola

“People read my story and say, ‘You are a role model to me.’ Hearing that from others is what drives me forward.”

“My dream is to create software and apps that
help people with
conditions like mine.”

Hiroki
Austin

“We try to pack in as much as we can
into life.”

Sandy, Austin's mother

Jason

“My main focus now is to create more adaptive, accessible, universal, and barrier-free designs.”

Israel

“It’s not as easy as it looks, having Hemophilia, but through time you become accustomed to it and you learn to live with it”

“In my heart, I have this sense that I want to make a difference in the world—not just for me—but for others with Duchenne.”

Charlie

“After surgery I gained a new perspective—I’m alive. I stopped worrying about the small things.”

Tayjus

“I want to be as independent as possible,
while I still can.”

Chaz

“I want people to see visually impaired people as assets,

not as helpless.”

Mahendra

“If I can, I will, and if I can’t, I can’t. When it’s my time, 100% no regrets on anything I’ve ever done.”

Leighton

“I can’t imagine my life
without Leighton, and I don’t know who I am going to be when she’s gone.”

—Ben, Leighton's father

Jack

“From Jack specifically, what I’ve learned is exactly what the definition of courage is.”
-Jerry, Jack's father

Jessica

“My biggest goal was still having the perception that I could do anything.”

“You have to understand a patient's perspective.
It’s about having
that compassion.”

—Maria

Maria +
Sikandar
Gerie

“Seeing and smelling the ocean—that’s all I’ve got to do. I’m going to be a mermaid. I’m going back to the ocean.”

James

“I have good days and I have bad days, but I stay positive when I think about things to come.”

Olivia

“Come on! Let's Play!” 
 

Monsie

“You are beautiful how you are.”

—Elaine, Monsie's mother

Borja

“He motivates us for everything, gives us strength for everything.” 
—Angeles, Borja's mother