JEN BRICKER: Everything is Possible. Born without legs, one would think Jen Bricker would be destined for a life of hardship. However, her amazing adoptive family gave her one simple rule, “Never say can’t” and helped her forge a life of triumph, not tragedy. Always challenging herself, Jen transitioned from a State Champion in power tumbling into an accomplished acrobat, aerialist, speaker and bestselling author. ERIK WEIHENMAYER: Live a No-Barrier Life. Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the only person who is blind to climb Mount Everest and has since completed his quest to climb all Seven Summits-the highest point on every continent. Erik co-founded a movement called No Barriers, which helps people with challenges tap into the human spirit, break through barriers, and contribute to the world. AMANDA BOXTEL: You Don’t Need Eyes to See —You Need Vision
Amanda Boxtel currently serves as Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation, which aims to bridge human mobility with exoskeletons and bionic technology. She is honored to have been announced as the CNN Heroes Top 10 for 2018. After more than two decades of paralysis and a journey across continents, her pursuit is one of spirit-mind-body transformation.
Speakers sponsored by Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities, MasterWord, and Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. [Organizer's description]