Kelly Jadon is a freelance writer, speaker and poet; she has been mentioned in books, online and at MD Anderson regarding her work. Her feature stories are syndicated to online news outlets (BlogCritics, Digital Journal, and in the past to McClatchy-Tribune, Fox News, Reuters, etc.) and print newspapers. She writes the syndicated column “Hometown Heroes,” which is read both online and in print on Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Melody Hearn, the mother of an adopted son with Down syndrome, is a champion for disability rights and education. She is the chairperson of Family Care Council, Area 15, covering the Treasure Coast of South Florida.Read More →
Indiantown’s Bob Howe has been involved in prison ministry for 30. Currently, Bob facilitates the Toastmasters “Gavel Club” at the Florida State Prison in Pahokee. Of those who go through the Toastmasters program, 90 percent do not return to prison.Read More →
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Chuck Winn advocates legislation establishing a 6 year community-based national service program.Read More →
Mary Armbrust of Stuart, Florida is the Captain of the Martin County Red Cross Disaster Action Teams. She has spent her life in service, beginning as a pinstriper in the hospital (Red Cross), becoming the support of a military husband, and later going to work with Homeland Security.Read More →
Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome as a child, Joel Leon has tbecome a mentor to other children with Tourette’s, teaching them how to cope as they speak with each other through Skype around the country. He is also an usher at church and an important member of his church’s group, “Men of Legacy.”Read More →
Mike Beath is the pastor overseeing Celebrate Recovery at Morningside Ministries in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Beath understands what others go through because of his own past. “I came from the streets,” he says, and “We’re still works in progress.”Read More →