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Melissa Hess

From the corporate world to stay-at-home mom to advocate, Melissa dives headfirst into any twist the journey gives her. With the birth of her second child, she found herself at a place she never thought she would be: a mother to a child with special needs. Instead of letting it get her down, she uses her passion to advocate for her child's Dwarfism diagnosis by educating and fundraising. When the Horvath family is not advocating, they can be found in their Brooklyn residence having living room dance parties, playing dinosaurs, or enjoying family pizza night. They are a regular family on a remarkable journey to raise awareness of kindness and acceptance.