Sora + Yoshie

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

—Yoshie

Jack

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

James

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

Jason

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

Borja

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

Monsie

“You are beautiful how you are.”

—Elaine, Monsie's mother

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.”

Olivia

“Come on! Let's Play!” 
 

Chaz

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

not as helpless.”

Sammy

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

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

Hiroki
Charlie

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

Jessica

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

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”

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

Christopher

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

Sikandar
+ Maria

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

—Maria

Tayjus

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

Austin

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

Sandy, Austin's mother