Another professional athlete is charged with domestic violence – something that is become all too common for victims and leagues. Are sports that require a certain degree of violence for professional athletes more dangerous for the health and well being of their spouses? In October – most schools celebrate diversity, inclusion and the importance of acceptance regardless of how a student identifies as well as the dangers of drug and alcohol use. During this vital month I share my vast experience with students at schools everywhere on overcoming adversity – my struggles of living with a visual impairment, coping with mental illness, my awakening of years of drug/alcohol use and so much more. I’m beyond gratified when I meet students months or years after they heard one of my talks and they recite my mantra, “My Difference Makes Me Stronger” and how my talk had such a positive impact on them. I wish schools didn’t let the calendar dictate or limit how much impact significant messaging can have on students.