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We help ourselves by
helping others

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.

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Robert Villanueva

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001
Became national speaker & trainer for The National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Lisa Ford Berry

Lost son, Michael, to peer abuse-driven suicide
Created nonprofit organization to combat peer abuse

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Corey Reich

Diagnosed with ALS in 2007
Founded "Corey's Crusade" to give voice to ALS sufferers

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What We Do

Network and Support
Adversity-Driven Advocates

Provide Pathways
to Advocacy

Showcase the Power of
Turning Adversity into Advocacy

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Why A2A Works

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A2A Spotlight

Check out our weekly conversations
with absolutely inspiring people!

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Wall of Allies

Our allies support the A2A mission and our courageous advocates who are leading the way from adversity to advocacy.

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A2A and You: What We Do 

Network and Support Adversity-Driven Advocates

A2A is creating the world’s largest network of “adversity-driven advocates” individuals who have successfully turned a personal challenge into service to others with similar challenges.
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Provide Pathways to Advocacy

The common passion uniting all Team A2A and A2A Alliance members is a commitment to helping others help themselves by helping others.
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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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“Taking the focus off me and focusing on
others became part of the healing process”

Meet our A2A advocates. Their stories of turning adversity into advocacy will inspire you!