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Yessenia Leyva, Founder Disability Programs and Training _____________________________________________________________
 
Her will to live, the support of her family, medical and occupational professionals and above all else believing in the higher power are all what has allowed Yesse the chance of being able to share her story as she thrives on being an advocate for people with disabilities. She does so by building professional relationships, raising awareness in different topics, event planning/fundraising, motivational speaking, and radio announcing. Born with a neurological tube defect called Spina Bifida, the failure of the spine to close properly before birth her parents were told that she would not livevery long and if so, she would remain a vegetable confined to a wheelchair dependent on others for the rest of my life.
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Since 2011, she was named Ambassador of Change through the Broward Children Center and Leadership Broward Program for educating young children in the second grade about disabilities with the hope of decreasing bullying in the schools. In addition, she enjoys using her talent of communication to inform and include the community on disability related topics and events through multiple appearances on UNIVISION, Mega TV, Cox Media’s HOT105, 99JAMZ, 880 The Bizz and Radio Disney. In addition, she has also participated in interviews, worked multiple voice overs as well as an infomercial in affiliation with Cox Media, and participate as a host for Talent TV Productions, giving talented artist the opportunity to be recognized.

Since 2011,  Yesse has co-produced Independence on the Runway, “No Limits!” fashion show showcasing our abilities on the runway without limits in addition to co-producing Inspiration Runway. Today, she continues to be actively involved with The Expo at Nova University and her latest, Inclusion through Entertainment: FUNclusion event which features performers with and without disabilities, an all-inclusive fashion show along with more fun for the entire family- dissolving barriers while having fun.

This has helped her gain a platform in the community as advocate for people with disabilities, as well as to inform families of the resources available in the community  while also being a voice for people to be given an opportunity to use their talents on television and radio regardless of their disability.
To learn more, please visit FUNclusion.com