Since starting the Tres Islas Orphanage Fund 23 years ago, Donelle has been gainfully employed full-time, working every after-hour waking minute serving the children of orphanages in Mazatlan, Mexico. She spends her evenings, weekends and vacation time tirelessly emailing, writing newspaper articles, budgeting, fund raising and visiting the orphaned children in Mazatlan, Mexico. She is an ardent advocate for all the children in the orphanages, always seeking ways to improve their quality of life.
At 26 years old, Sevan “Apollo Poetry” Aydinian has combined hip hop, poetry and education to reach the young and the young at heart. His rare combination of art and education has garnered the attention of major media outlets and the public. Such innovation has shown a new way of teaching and learning.
Kathleen Conner is the President of Angie’s Spa, a one-of-a-kind corporation that provides free spa services for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Kathleen is a cancer patient herself, also receiving chemotherapy. Her hospital doesn’t provide the spa services that her organization does, but she spends her time fundraising, strategizing and marketing to reach her goal of opening up Angie’s Spa centers in hospitals throughout the country. She works tirelessly to reach this so that other cancer patients don’t have to cope with chemotherapy un-pampered.
Liz Cochran is truly concerned with the “matters of the heart.” This 21 year-old beauty has not only found success in the arts and beauty pageants, but she has also used her Miss Alabama platform to increase cardiovascular awareness and disease prevention through her organization With Every Beat. Liz began her mission of informing the young and old about the importance of cardiovascular help when her young dance instructor died due to a heart condition. This tragedy became very personal for Liz provoking her to do something.