Operation Smile’s 2013 International Student Leadership Conference

I was thrilled to be one of the featured speakers at the 2013 Operation Smile International Student Leadership Conference. Over 500 students from 24 countries gathered at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, for the 5-day event where students were educated on the value of service within their communities and developed their skills as future philanthropic leaders.

As I shared the story of my accident and how I have dealt with overcoming adversity, it was awesome to see a large contingent of students from Delbarton, which is where I went to high school. Operation Smile and Delbarton have had a long history and numerous students have gone on Operation Smile missions all around the world.