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 […]

Spotlight – Purvi Shah Helps Heal Kids Battling Cancer Through Art

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of Purvi Shah whose young son passed away after a six year battle with cancer.

Purvi started The Kids & Art Foundation after seeing the healing impact art and creativity had on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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|