From producer and subjects, from mother and sons, from survivors to victors.
We found that the power of our whole could be greater than the sum of our very different parts.
A three-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award and a six-time Emmy Award–winning feature producer with ESPN for thirteen years, Lisa interviewed every big name in sports. Today she is a sought-after public presenter, speaking on leadership, poverty, and transracial adoption, in addition to her Christian faith and its relevance in both her media career and her daily life. Lisa received her BA in communications from Cornell University. Her work has been featured on ESPN, Good Morning America, and World News Tonight. Lisa resides in Boston with her husband and two young children.
Dartanyon lives in Colorado Springs where he trains full-time as a U.S. Paralympian in the sport of blind judo. (He won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Paralympics and is the 2014 IBSA Judo World Champion.) Dartanyon is also pursuing a degree in social work, aspiring to work with children from underserved communities. He serves as an athlete ambassador for UNICEF, the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the U.S. State Department. He travels frequently to speak to school and professional groups.
Leroy grew up in Ohio neighborhoods rife with drugs and violence. In 2001, at the age of 11 he was struck by a train, which led to the amputation of both his legs. Instead of giving up, Leroy demonstrated an astounding ability to get up and carry on, an attribute that would continue to push him into his adult life. Sutton excelled in high school wrestling in multiple weight classes – finishing his senior season with nine wins. He went on to compete at the 2010 Paralympic Powerlifting World Championships in Malaysia where he finished 10th. Leroy was the first in his family to graduate from high school and now holds a college degree in video game production. He is employed at Electronic Arts.