We've been speaking at schools since 2013, encouraging students to be confident, kind, and inclusive. Dede (parent) and Peter (child - 18 years old) offer a unique perspective on how to embrace what makes you different. Peter has Goldenhar Syndrome and is proud of his prosthetic ear, hearing aid, and other unique features. He inspires students to be confident and proud as they are.
We offer school assemblies, live video calls, an online school, a blog, and a podcast (Amplify Kindness)
2018 Patient of Courage Honoree by American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Certificate of Excellence 2017 President's Volunteer Service Award 2016 Champion of Hope Award for Teen Advocacy from Global Genes
Dede has a B.A. in Communications and 20 years of professional business experience. Peter is a high school graduate (class of 2019).
Pete's Diary works with two national non-profits: Children's Craniofacial Association and Harmony 4 Hope. Dede serves on the Board of Directors for Children's Craniofacial Association.