Extreme Bionics: The Future of Human Ability
Hugh Herr, Aimee Mullins and Hans Georg Näder Speakers discuss new advancements in genetics, regenerative medicine, and biomechatronics that promise to transcend human limitations and end disability as we know it; from optogenetic interfaces with the human nervous system to synthetic appendages that move and feel like biological counterparts.
Gregory Dimitri Gadson, American actor, motivational speaker and retired US Army colonel
Greg Gadson was handpicked by Gary Sinise in 2015 to serve as an ambassador of the Foundation. Army veteran and DAV Ambassador Greg Gadson discusses how art and literature can help Americans understand the human side of war.
Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Decision
Angelina Jolie’s reveals she underwent major preventative surgery, a tough decision many women face
Eric Graise is a singer, actor, and dancer with double AK Amputee
He got a huge opportunity when he was cast in the TV series Step Up: High Water, an offshoot of the Step Up film franchise. Though the series lasted for only two seasons, it helped introduce Eric to a wide audience, which ultimately opened more doors for him. As a result, Eric was able to keep the ball rolling. At present, he is probably best known for his roles in shows like Locke & Key and the reboot of Queer as Folk. Eric is a natural star, and it’s safe to say that he is going to be a fixture on our screens for many years to come.
Zyra Gorecki, actress of La Brea, says: “Mental and physical health are important”
She has a prosthetic leg, which she started using after she lost her leg in a lumber incident, when she was 13 years old. Now she is an actor and a model and help other people with amputee.