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Spotlight – ‘Boxing Doctor’ Harold Reitman Champions Neurodiversity

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of former professional boxer, orthopedic surgeon, author and philanthropist Harold “Hackie” Reitman.

After Hackie’s daughter Rebecca was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome he founded the non profit Different Brains to support and promote neurodiversity.

To learn […]

Caren Gale

A2A 1-on-1 host Liz Saint John talks one-on-one with Caren Gale, an advocate for youth with special needs. Caren’s son Jonathan is on the autism spectrum and inspired her and her husband to found the thrift store ZABS Place along with another couple. The store provides employment and job […]

By |October 18th, 2018|1-on-1 Interviews|1 Comment|

Spotlight – Author, Advocate and Actor Travis Flores is A Two Time Double-Lung Transplant Recipient

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the inspiring story of Travis Flores, who at 27 has been fighting a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that attacks the respiratory and digestive system.

When he was only 8 Travis wrote an […]

Spotlight – TV Journalist Angela Kennecke Shares Personal Story Of Loss In the Opiate Crisis

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of Angela Kennecke, a TV investigative journalist and news anchor for the CBS affiliate in South Dakota, who tragically lost her daughter to a drug overdose.

Ironically, Angela was working on a story on […]

Spotlight – Jeffrey Sparr Promotes Expressive Arts As A Mental Health Tool

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell talks with Jeffrey Sparr, who discovered that painting helped him with his battle with OCD.

Sparr subsequently founded PeaceLove, an organization that uses expressive arts and storytelling to help others with mental health struggles.

To learn more about […]

By |September 30th, 2018|A2A Spotlight, Spotlight|0 Comments|

Spotlight – A Devastating Genetic Disease Leads Randy and Caroline Gold To Fill The Screening Gap

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights Randy Gold, whose daughter Eden was diagnosed with Mucolipidosis Type IV (ML4), a preventable inherited genetic disease with devastating effects including the inability to walk and talk, limited mental capacity and a short life expectancy.

 

By |September 23rd, 2018|A2A Spotlight, Spotlight|0 Comments|

Spotlight – Todd Crawford Shares the Story of His Wife’s Death To Save Lives

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights Todd Crawford and his work to educate others about brain aneurysms through the Lisa Colagrossi Foundation.

Todd’s wife Lisa Colagrossi, a reporter for WABC-TV in New York City, died of an undiagnosed brain aneurysm in 2015 […]

Spotlight – Cindy Kolbe Struggles With Serendipity After Tragic Accident

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell talks with disability advocate Cindy Kolbe.

Cindy fell asleep behind the wheel resulting in her then 14-year-old daughter Beth sustaining a spinal cord injury, which left her paralyzed. Beth went on to be the first person with […]

Spotlight – Daniel Kish Helps The Blind See Through Echolocation

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of Daniel Kish, who lost both eyes to cancer as an infant.

Kish is the founder and President of World Access For The Blind has taught other blind people to gain freedom and to navigate […]

Spotlight – Yuki Kotani Opens Her Heart to Support Cardiac Patients and Their Families

KCBS Radio afternoon news anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of Yuki Kotani.

Yuki is the co-founder of Harboring Hearts, a non-profit dedicated to providing support to families whose loved ones are undergoing heart transplants and other life changing cardiac procedures. Yuki, a […]