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Dr. Eben Alexander III Neurosurgeon and Author
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dr. Eben Alexander, a renowned academic neurosurgeon, spent over three decades honing his scientific world view. During his academic career, he authored or co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals, and made over 200 presentations at conferences and medical centers around the world. He thought he knew how the brain, mind and consciousness worked.

That was until a transcendental near-death experience, in which he was driven to the brink of death and spent a week deep in coma from an inexplicable brain infection, changed all of that. On the seventh day,to the surprise of everyone, he started to awaken. Memories of his life hadcbeen completely deleted inside of coma, yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms ofsuperphysical existence. There he claims to have met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander has been blessed with a complete recovery, and has written a book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it.

Wes Moore Veteran, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur, and host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network. His first book, The Other Wes Moore, became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Despite early academic and behavioral struggles, Wes graduated from Valley Forge Military College in 1998 and Johns Hopkins University in 2001, where he also played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He then became a Rhodes Scholar, studying International Relations at Oxford University. Following his studies, Wes was a paratrooper and Captain in the United States Army, serving in Afghanistan and then served as a White House fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Moore is the founder of STAND!, an organization that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system. He is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors, and advocates who serve our nation’s youth.

 

Dick Vitale College Basketball Analyst, ABC Sports and ESPN
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

One of America’s most beloved sports personalities, Dick Vitale exudes optimism and a boundless passion for consistently giving 110% − qualities that put him on the path towards coaching and broadcasting success. For Vitale, winning “The Game of Life” begins with a can-do attitude that he himself inspires in audiences, motivating them towards achieving their individual and organizational goals by applying lessons from the sports world. His strong character, genuine personality and endless energy permeate the entire room as he helps audiences become revitalized, ready to tackle any circumstance and meet life’s challenges head on.

Known for calling nearly 1,000 basketball games for ESPN, Vitale is a true American icon recognized for his catchy “Vitale-isms” as well as for his tireless work for the V Foundation (named for the late NCAA coach Jim Valvano), an organization dedicated to curing cancer. Vitale the author of several books including his most recent, Getting a W in the Game of Life: Using my T.E.A.M. Model to Motivate, Elevate, and Be Great.

 

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