Rocco Fiorentino is a remarkable human being. Hear how this indomitable 17 year old convinced legislators the importance of recognizing blindness that ultimately resulted in 44 states declaring October as “blindness awareness month”, including his home state of New Jersey. He has appeared on Sesame Street where he comfortably described how it is being blind – which by the way, is true for Rocco. Blind since birth but that hasn’t prevented him from becoming a composer, jazz singer, actor and more. NBC’s Today Show invited Rocco on to demonstrate just how talented, intelligent and well spoken and to share some of his musical highlights of performing with Stevie Wonder and so much more. Rocco’s bags are packed since he’s headed to Berklee College of Music where he’ll undoubtedly excel in his next chapter in life!
Cancer changes lives forever and for Kareemah Batts – it inspired her to accomplish something she and not many amputees consider – climbing mountains! Her passion to begin anew makes one take pause and reflect on what we are all capable of in life. Everyone has mountains of some sort to summit but not everyone has the courage in life to conquer what frightens them or secretly drives them. Don’t het in Kareemahs way as this juggernaut is headed full steam ahead! Watch her soar!