Destiny is your inescapable fate; Attitude is how you choose to perceive it

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Dede & Peter Dankelson are a Mom & 20-year old Son who share Peter’s life with a guitar and Goldenhar Syndrome.  They've been motivational speakers for over ten years all while navigating 35 surgeries and countless social situations as a result of Peter's facial difference.

Peter is a 2019 School of Rock All Star, a Rare Storyteller & Music Ambassador for Harmony 4 Hope, and a certified #ChooseKind speaker for Children’s Craniofacial Association

Dede serves on the Board of Directors for both charities and has extensive experience writing and speaking about raising a medically-complex child, marriage & parenting, special education, grief & loss, and living your life with intention and purpose.  She and her husband of 23 years are the proud parents of two teenage boys, Jacob 16 and Peter 20.

Value Yourself
Learn how to identify your personal values and use them when making difficult decisions.
Be Grateful
Learn how to stay positive by practicing gratitude.
Manage Emotions
Build Fortitude
Find Your Tribe
Embrace Your Story
Envision Your Future
Be Your Own Hero
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