Daily Point of Light # 3878 Dec 15, 2008

It’s been said there’s a thin line between comedy and tragedy…well, Chad Gaines crosses that line with the speed and accuracy of a racecar driver in the Indy 500. His quickness and endurance is evident in his approach whether he is the guest of a TV show, author of a book or renowned inspirational speaker at a school or event.

His intelligent nature coupled with comedic timing might lead some to believe he has lived a long life. Abandoned, neglected, and abused as a child, Chad’s personal story of triumph over tragedy inspires youth and adults nationwide to overcome life’s struggles and live life to the fullest.

“I’ve found that sometimes the things that hurt you the most in your life are the very things you can use to help others!” Chad developed and unstoppable positive attitude throughout his young life. Chad’s talent carries over into everything he does.

Chad definitely connects, and his audiences are inspired to RETHINK and REACT, Chad has spoken to crowds as large as 6,000. Throughout the course of seven years, in addition to making some of his speaking events Gains has donated clothes and food to homeless shelters and also has organized candlelight vigils for victims of abuse. Chad also consults with fundraising organizations and with individual’s intent on raising money or awareness for causes.

Chad has been able to coach thousands of teen and adults on how to think differently about not squashing your dreams by surrounding yourself with negativity and those types of people. 

Some of Chad’s distinctive accomplishments have been recognized through a number of awards. Recently he was the recipient and was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young American (TOYA) in the nation. Chad Gains is dedicated to many things: entertaining, inspiring, and empowering teens and adults to build their own dreams.

Dev Staff