The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the power of turning personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges.
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001
Became national speaker & trainer for The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Our allies support the A2A mission and our courageous advocates who are leading the way from adversity to advocacy.
What We Do
Network and Support
Showcase the Power of
Turning Adversity into Advocacy
Why A2A Works
Diagnosed with ALS in 2007
Founded "Corey's Crusade" to give voice to ALS sufferers
Suffered stroke & brain aneurysm in 2003
Founded Healings in Motion to support Northern California stroke victims
Diagnosed with osteosarcoma
Founded a nonprofit to serve pediatric cancer patients
Son diagnosed with OCD at age 8
Uses fiction writing and blogging to provide hope to those with OCD
Diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia
Started a national mentoring program for youth with learning disabilities
Paralyzed from the neck down after a diving accident
Founded Getting Back Up for others with spinal cord injuries
Diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychosis
Co-founded and leads The Manic Monologues to disrupt stigma; serves with various mental health nonprofits
Battled Body Dysmorphic Disorder and OCD
Became an advocate and therapist to help others with similar challenges
A2A and You: What We Do
Network and Support Adversity-Driven Advocates
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Showcase the Power of Turning Adversity into Advocacy
At the core of A2A’s mission is a commitment to showcasing the experiential AND empirical evidence supporting the age-old adage that we help ourselves by helping others.
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others became part of the healing process”
Meet our A2A advocates. Their stories of turning adversity into advocacy will inspire you!