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Spotlight – Robert Lee Feeds The Hungry and Reduces Food Waste

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights Robert Lee whose Korean immigrant parents struggled to feed their family.

Robert is the founder of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, which has served 2.6 million meals to […]

Jen Sanregret Serves “Cups of Happiness” To Help Others

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights Jen Sanregret, a mother of a special needs child.

Jen’s oldest son Vance has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that makes breathing difficult and causes lung […]

Spotlight – Dalila Castillo Brown Discovered She Was Born With Cerebral Palsy When She Was in Her Mid-Twenties

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights Dalila Castillo Brown, who was born with Cerebral Palsy, but didn’t learn of her diagnosis until her mid-twenties.

Brown works closely with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation […]

Spotlight – Sean Baumstark Inspires Others To Live Beyond Their Diagnosis

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights Sean Baumstark, who at 25 was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), a rare progressive disease that causes nerve damage and affects muscle control, speech and more.

In […]

Spotlight – Lack of Speedy Diagnosis and Treatment Resulted In Orlaith Staunton’s Son’s Death

KCBS Radio news anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell interviews Orlaith Staunton, who lost her 12-year-old son Rory to Sepsis in 2012.

Orlaith co-founded the Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention to educate people on how […]

Spotlight – Osiel Mendoza Uses His Voice to Help Others After Devastating Diagnosis

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights ALS advocate Osiel Mendoza. 

Osiel was diagnosed with ALS in 2016 when he was 21 years old, just three days after proposing to his longtime girlfriend Bella. […]

Spotlight – Cosmetic Entrepreneur Victoria Jackson Shifts Focus From Mascara to Medicine

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights Victoria Jackson and the work she and her family are doing to find a cure for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), a rare autoimmune disease that attacks the nervous system and can be fatal.

The new movie “Beautiful Boy,” starring Steve Carell, is based on Sheff’s book by the same name. As both a father and a journalist, Sheff […]

Spotlight – Tiffany Rich Fights Cystic Fibrosis With A Little Help From Taylor Swift

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights Tiffany Rich, who has lived with Cystic Fibrosis since birth.

In 2016 she underwent a double lung transplant after being on the donor list for 973 days. Tiffany is the co-founder of Salty Cysters, an organization […]

Spotlight – In Honor of Her Daughter, Barbara Strong Helps Young Adults With Rare Cancers 

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of Barbara Strong, the founder of the Allyson Whitney Foundation.

Barbara’s 24-year-old daughter Allyson Whitney Strong passed away after a hard-fought battle with small cell cervical cancer. After her cancer diagnosis Ally made it her […]