Actor, comedian and advocate for the disabled, Andy Arias is a busy man with a powerful message. Born with Cerebral Palsy into a turbulent family, bullied as a child for being different, abused by his parents, knowing by the age of 6 that he had to leave home or die, Andy traveled a difficult, painful and dangerous road, but he a powerful protection. He had inner unquenchable strength and the ability to love, which saw him travel from terror to finding his faith, success and leadership. Andy made the best of what he got, and in doing so got the best of himself, the beauty achieved by being his truest self.
To hear Andy talk about life on his own at too early an age, finding his loving foster mother and knowing true darkness before you can appreciate the light, is to understand the basis of his ability to love and to lead others. His love letter? A letter of forgiveness is always a profound gift and a sign of personal power.