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OUR MISSION

Helping students to celebrate life and their abilities, while overcoming adversities.
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REY'S STORY

Rey Grandoit was only 14 years old when he became paralyzed from the waist down due to spinal meningitis. Despite contracting the bacterial infection and using a wheelchair for mobility, the Boston native didn’t let his circumstances dictate his outlook on life. 

He admits suffering from moments of despair and bouts of depression — believing that his dreams of becoming a professional basketball player and CEO were lost forever. 

But he didn’t give up; instead, he powered through and persevered. For over 25 years, Rey has spoken to audiences telling them his story of overcoming adversity and how he uses his abilities to achieve his dreams.

Rey Grandoit sitting outside in a wheelchair wearing purple shirt with Own Your Inspiration logo on front.
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OUR VALUES

Own Your Inspiration H.E.L.P.S. students to look past their adversity, take responsibility of their lives, and move towards greatness.
Honesty

We believe in speaking to the facts and truth and having integrity in everything we do.

Excellence

When we serve with excellence, we get the best results. 

Listen

When we listen to understand and not to reply, we show others that we value them.

Positivity

We believe a smile and kindess to all people is essential.

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Leadership

We believe in serving people with passion and with our best selves.

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OUR PURPOSE

Own Your Inspiration is based on Biblical principles because Rey believes the Bible is the foundation for his life and business.  Who you are is just as important as what you do.