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Jose Eber with client

Hailed as one of the most recognized hairstylists in the world, Beverly Hills-based stylist José Eber has been setting styling trends for decades by providing cuts and colors that few can duplicate. His latest José Eber Salon is now open in West Plano Village and guests to the salon will experience a full spectrum of services. Eber’s trademark beauty philosophy has led to thousands of extraordinary transformations for men and women all over the globe and created some of history’s most famous hairstyles. José Eber’s unwavering vision and longstanding commitment to “making every client feel beautiful and comfortable within” is just one of the qualities that has led to his long term success.

“The new José Eber Salon in Plano brings a sophisticated, minimalist, and French-influenced design to North Texas,” said Alban Pessy, José Eber Salon Director. “We are thrilled that José Eber is making himself personally available at his namesake salon during our grand opening celebration.” The salon is currently accepting styling and consultation appointments with José Eber for Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19. Appointments can be made by calling (469) 467-4880.

The new José Eber Salon at West Plano Village brings a minimalist design approach to the sophisticated and renowned brand and offers state of the art design by Gensler, VEZZOSI Italian equipment and the latest technology to further enhance the experience. The 2,300 square-foot retail location houses 10 stylist stations, 6 color stations, and 5 shampoo stations. Clients will be immersed in design elements throughout the space including an eye-catching ceiling that was inspired by the Parisian Arch, a famous design element seen in homes, buildings and monuments around Paris. The intent was a subtle nod to both José Eber and Alban Pessy’s French roots. The 13-foot high ceiling is coupled with cove lighting that highlights the continuous vault above. The sculptural quartz reception desk and violet guest seating seen in the reception area accent the cool, sleek color palette and integrated product displays. Before and after appointments, clients can enjoy beverages from a hospitality bar and snap selfies of their new looks in front of the José Eber step and repeat branded wall. “Gensler and Pessy became partners in this process, building a sophisticated and unique salon unlike any other in DFW, and befitting of the José Eber brand,” said Stephen Walsh, Gensler Design Director.

In addition to world-renown cuts, color and blowouts, they are also industry leaders in custom hair extensions, updos, and straighteners/relaxers.What sets José Eber Salon apart is the focus on consultations, where visionary stylists will create a look that elevates the client’s beauty and expert colorists will create and execute balayage, color correction and full color changes suiting each individual’s skin tone and lifestyle. The salon carries luxury hair care products by Kérastase and also features the José Eber signature line of products and professional tools to maintain and provide clients with the home hair care needed. A team of talented stylists who have been trained in the most innovative methods and cutting-edge techniques is at your service each Tuesday to Saturday.

José Eber Salon is located in West Plano Village at 3300 Dallas Pkwy Suite 106, Plano, TX 75093. The salon is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM each Tuesday to Saturday. Appointments can be made by calling (469) 467-4880. www.joseeberplano.com

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The Ivy Tavern

Owned and operated by Lisa and Tom Georgalis, The Ivy Tavern opened in 2014 and quickly became a neighborhood staple for cocktails, craft beer and tasty bar fare. The Ivy Tavern boasts one of the best patios in Dallas spotted with gorgeous shade trees strung with lights, tables and community bar seating, a fireplace, an elevated stage for live music and DJs, indoor/outdoor TVs, and a variety of entertaining games such as large Jenga blocks and Connect 4, pool and darts. This neighborhood favorite will be celebrating it's 5th Anniversary the weekend of August 23-25 with a series of music and entertainment events. Friday, August 23 is a return to the 1980’s with DJ Jen Miller, starting at 9:00 PM, spinning all the best hits from this totally tubular decade. Prizes will be awarded at random for amazing outfits from the era so dress to impress in your best Polo shirt (collar flipped and double-layered, of course), shoulder pads, or anything neon and hair teased high. Whiskey Pants will take the stage Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 PM and entertain the crowd with their flawless vocal style and evocative melodic elements. This acoustic duo has a wide musical repertoire stemming from an array of influences. Kirk Tatom and Greg Beutel have been active in the Dallas music scene for years and have played for such bands as Deep Blue Something, Grand Street Cryers, and most recently, Evamore. Lastly, The Ivy Tavern’s weekend celebration will cap off with a Sunday FUNday on August 25 featuring the joyful Reggae sounds of Watusi, playing live from 2:00-5:00 PM. The Ivy Tavern is located at 5334 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX 75209, 214-559-4424, www.theivytavern.com. The Ivy Tavern is open seven days a week from 11am-2am. Kitchen service is offered Sunday through Thursday, 11am-10pm and Friday and Saturday, 11am-12am. 

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Dawn and Steve Moore, Event Chairs, reveal this year's theme

On Thursday, June 13, supporters of the Dallas Zoo gathered for a private party at the Dallas Zoo’s Simmons Safari Base Camp where the details for this year’s exciting Zoo To Do fundraising event were revealed. Servers wandered through the crowd with bites, while guests enjoyed watching the elephants stroll through the Giants of the Savanna habitat and got up-close and personal with several of the Zoo’s residents including a Eurasian eagle owl, African crested porcupine, radiated tortoise, and a friendly pair of flamingos. Kevin Hanrahan, President of the Dallas Zoo’s Board of Directors, welcomed everyone and announced Dawn and Steve Moore as this year’s Event Chairs and their three children, Brett Moore, Blair Raggio, and Brooke Moore as the ZTD2 Co-Chairs. Hanrahan then introduced Darryl Griffin, Executive Vice President Advancement at the Dallas Zoo, who informed attendees that this is the 28th year of Zoo To Do which, for the past four years, has raised over one million dollars to support the Zoo’s mission of Creating a Better World for Animals.

 

Slated for Saturday, November 2, 2019, and hosted at the Dallas Zoo, guests and patrons of Zoo To Do: Wild At Heart will stroll through the award-winning Giants of the Savanna habitat, sample exquisite dishes from more than 25 of Dallas’s premier chefs and restaurants, and enjoy interactive animal demonstrations and musical entertainment. Following dinner, guests will move to the Wilds of Africa plaza for a live auction featuring rare Zoo experiences, travel and more! Finally, partygoers will dance the night away to music from Emerald City All Stars. Another option is available, perfect for young professionals, called ZTD2 (Zoo To Do 2) and will begin at 9:00 p.m. with a separate ticket price of $150 per person. ZTD2 will feature exclusive chefs, along with an open bar and dancing until midnight to local favorites, the Emerald City All-Stars.

 

“With Dawn and Steve Moore volunteering to lead this year’s event, we are excited about all of the possibilities that this will unveil for us.” said Griffin, “We thank you for your efforts in support of our work to save animals from extinction. We care for more than 2,000 animals, representing over 400 species, more than half of which are part of AZA Species Survival Plans.”


Dawn and Steve Moore took to the podium to announce their committee chairs and members and thank them in advance for the hard work we all know they will put in to making this event a success: Kim Hext as Advisory Chair; Diane Brierley as Live Auction Chair with Arlene Brantley and Barbara Daseke serving on the Live Auction Committee; Robyn Chauvin and Alex Arellano as Silent Auction Co-Chairs with Rudy Rodriquez serving on the Silent Auction committee; Gloria Snead and Justin Shipley as Raffle Co-Chairs; Kevin Hanrahan as Host Committee Chair; Cindy Gummer as Big Board Chair; Chuck Whitten as Underwriting Chair with Mark Enoch, Joan Walne, Ruth Ruhl, Paul Haney, and Scott Gregory serving on the Underwriting Committee; Chef Dan Landsberg, Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa is back as Honorary Chef Chair; as is Brett Krafft, Hilton Anatole, serving as Chef Wrangler; Anna Katherine Bonnet, Peyton Cook, Alexandra & Daniel Cullins, Rachel & Jacob Koonsman, Jared Miller, Lorna & Eli Pierce, John & Claire Sager, Victoria Vish, John Wilder, Travis Andres, Mary Gorter, and Taylor Sorrels will serve on the ZTD2 Committee.


Zoo To Do is a major source of funding for the Dallas Zoo. Proceeds from the event help support the Zoo’s dedication to providing the best animal care, delivering unique education offerings, and furthering its wildlife conservation efforts. Sponsorships range from $7,500 to $150,000. Individual tickets are $750 each and a VIP ticket is $1,500. For more information, visit the website at DallasZooToDo.com or contact Makalah Brown, Events Manager, 469.554.7341,Makalah.Brown@DallasZoo.com.

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On Friday, May 3, Good Morning America's Robin Roberts hosted the 10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational presented by title sponsor Healthcare Highways in celebration of ten years of service, philanthropy and positive community impact for Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities in North Texas. Guests began the evening, sponsored by Dee Lincoln Prime, at the Omni Frisco Hotel with a red-carpet arrival and cocktail hour sponsored by Brown-Foreman Herradura, followed by dinner sponsored by E Smith Advisors, and a live auction sponsored by Waste Management. Legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback and real estate icon Roger Staubach and his wife, Marianne, served as Honorary Chairs with Mahisha and John Dellinger serving as the 2019 Event Chairs.

Each year, the highlight of the evening’s program is the designation of awards bestowed upon community leaders who are leveraging their platforms to support others. The Roger Staubach Award recognizes sports and or entertainment professionals who positively impact the lives of children by living courageously and creating opportunities for today’s youth. This is the only award to be named in Staubach’s honor other than the one established at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy. Roger Staubach personally presented this year’s honor to Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki in acknowledgment of the amazing work they have done through The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, which lifts up children who are affected by illness, poverty, abuse and neglect through proper channels of guidance and directs them on a path to success.

The Changemaker Award was given to LaTorsha and LaDainian Tomlinson for their efforts to enhance the lives of deserving families through education, social and culture awareness, and positive self-esteem through their organization, Team America. Team America aims to provide an environment where we are not forced to choose sides, but instead motivated to stand together and determine the best way forward –emphasizing inclusion for all. Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities also recognized long term donors and friends who have stood by them since the beginning: Dee Lincoln, David and Tina Craig and Lamonte Thomas for their unwavering support over the past ten years with the All Star Partner Award. 

This star-studded soiree included sports icons and entertainment luminaries such as Eric Dickerson, Eddie George, the new Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris, Torii Hunter, Christopher “Kid” Reid of Kid ‘N Play, John Rocker, Melissa Rycroft Strickland, Bruce Smith, Joe Torry and Everson Walls. Local notables in attendance included Tina and David Craig, Dawn and Jon Mellon, Dee Lincoln and husband, Mike Ruley, Cheryl “Action” Jackson, Donna Richardson, Claudia and Tony Habeeb, and Joyce and Jerry Morrison. The evening was a huge success raising $1.1 million dollars that will benefit Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. 

The gala ushers in the Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 4 hosted at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX. Players were paired with celebrities to create foursomes to vie for bragging rights and prizes. Now in its 10th year, the Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational has raised more than $9.2 million in support of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities and supported over 150 charities in North Texas, including 10,000 DISD students and families through their annual back to school program. Proceeds from the weekend go to Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, (PESC), a 501(c)(3) public charity that creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children. For more information, visit www.emmittsmithcelebrityinvitational.com

 

Photos c/o Ada Lee Photography, Marcy Meeks and Axxess.

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On Friday, May 3, Good Morning America's Robin Roberts hosted the 10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational presented by title sponsor Healthcare Highways in celebration of ten years of service, philanthropy and positive community impact for Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities in North Texas. Guests began the evening, sponsored by Dee Lincoln Prime, at the Omni Frisco Hotel with a red-carpet arrival and cocktail hour sponsored by Brown-Foreman Herradura, followed by dinner sponsored by E Smith Advisors, and a live auction sponsored by Waste Management. Legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback and real estate icon Roger Staubach and his wife, Marianne, served as Honorary Chairs with Mahisha and John Dellinger serving as the 2019 Event Chairs.

Each year, the highlight of the evening’s program is the designation of awards bestowed upon community leaders who are leveraging their platforms to support others. The Roger Staubach Award recognizes sports and or entertainment professionals who positively impact the lives of children by living courageously and creating opportunities for today’s youth. This is the only award to be named in Staubach’s honor other than the one established at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy. Roger Staubach personally presented this year’s honor to Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki in acknowledgment of the amazing work they have done through The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, which lifts up children who are affected by illness, poverty, abuse and neglect through proper channels of guidance and directs them on a path to success.

The Changemaker Award was given to LaTorsha and LaDainian Tomlinson for their efforts to enhance the lives of deserving families through education, social and culture awareness, and positive self-esteem through their organization, Team America. Team America aims to provide an environment where we are not forced to choose sides, but instead motivated to stand together and determine the best way forward –emphasizing inclusion for all. Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities also recognized long term donors and friends who have stood by them since the beginning: Dee Lincoln, David and Tina Craig and Lamonte Thomas for their unwavering support over the past ten years with the All Star Partner Award. 

This star-studded soiree included sports icons and entertainment luminaries such as Eric Dickerson, Eddie George, the new Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris, Torii Hunter, Christopher “Kid” Reid of Kid ‘N Play, John Rocker, Melissa Rycroft Strickland, Bruce Smith, Joe Torry and Everson Walls. Local notables in attendance included Tina and David Craig, Dawn and Jon Mellon, Dee Lincoln and husband, Mike Ruley, Cheryl “Action” Jackson, Donna Richardson, Claudia and Tony Habeeb, and Joyce and Jerry Morrison. The evening was a huge success raising $1.1 million dollars that will benefit Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities. 

The gala ushers in the Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 4 hosted at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX. Players were paired with celebrities to create foursomes to vie for bragging rights and prizes. Now in its 10th year, the Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational has raised more than $9.2 million in support of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities and supported over 150 charities in North Texas, including 10,000 DISD students and families through their annual back to school program. Proceeds from the weekend go to Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, (PESC), a 501(c)(3) public charity that creates and funds unique educational experiences and enrichment opportunities for underserved children. For more information, visit www.emmittsmithcelebrityinvitational.com

 

Photos c/o Ada Lee Photography, Marcy Meeks and Axxess.

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Terry Wilcox, Honorable Charlotte Wilcox, Judy and Terry Wilcox, Honorable Charlotte Wilcox, Judy and Jack Philips | Photo c/o Bob Manzano

The Fifth Annual Boots & Blessings Gala took place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Austin Ranch to benefit Ally’s Wish. The Flower Mound-based organization grants wishes to mothers battling terminal illnesses, so they may create lasting memories with their children and loved ones. Attendees kicked off the night by perusing an extensive silent auction. TV personality Scott Murray served as emcee for the evening and gathered everyone to their seats where the program began with a rousing game of Heads or Tails with the winner receiving a pair of Dallas Cowboys football tickets. Larry and Pat Conner took to the stage to remember their daughter, Allyson Hendrickson, the inspiration for the creation of Ally’s Wish and the organization’s first wish recipient. They wistfully reminisced about her obsession with candy sprinkles and then invited each guest to take the small bottles of candy sprinkles at their place setting and dose their cupcake in memory of Allyson. Larry Conner then led the room in prayer and blessed not only the meal but prayed that guests would open up their hearts and wallets for the evening to support Ally’s Wish in their fundraising endeavors. Guests then enjoyed live Country-Western entertainment from The Breckenridge Band as they dined on a traditional BBQ fare.

As the dinner hour wound down, Murray returned to the stage to invite this year’s event chairs the Honorable Charlotte Wilcox and Terry Wilcox along with Honorary Chairs Judy and Jack Philips to the stage to say a few words. Charlotte thanked this year’s sponsors ValuTrac Software, Weight Loss Specialist of North Texas, J. Philips Mortgage, Inc, The Monarch Team/Stephanie Carter, along with table hosts, members of the Host Committee and generous event partners for making this year’s event a success. Victoria Van Winkle took to the stage and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house after hearing her speak passionately about the impact of having her Mother’s wish granted, giving the family a trip to Disney World and the memories created during that time.

Auctioneer Mike Trent then took to the floor to conduct the live auction. Former Dallas Cowboys legend Tony Casillas joined him to auction off a day of golf he would host. A few minutes into it, Tony grabbed the mic to announce that he was upping the ante by including two tickets on the 50-yard line to an upcoming Dallas Cowboys game, plus a parking pass. Needless to say, hands shot up around the room with this amazing package going for over $7000. The evening concluded with line dancing instruction provided by The Breckenridge Band.

Since its inception, Ally’s Wish has granted over a hundred wishes to mothers who’ve battled inflammatory breast cancer, Leukemia, colon cancer and other terminal illnesses. Ally’s Wish currently has 43 moms waiting to have wishes granted with new requests arriving daily. Wish requests and nominations are accepted year-round and while based in North Texas, Ally’s Wish grants wishes to mothers across the U.S. The stories of the women who have been granted wishes and have touched countless lives along the way are featured on the Ally’s Wish website. To learn more about Ally’s Wish, please visit www.allyswish.org

Photos c/o Bob Manzano

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Michael Molthan, host of M2 the Rock. Photo by Danny Campbell Photography

Michael Molthan is a former drug addict and alcoholic seeking to break the many stigmas surrounding addiction and recovery. Since December 2017, Molthan has used his nightly radio show, M2 The Rock, to motivate and inspire people in recovery and educate their loved ones on ways to best support the addicts they love. The art of storytelling has evolved in recent years through the rise of streaming platforms, and there can be no doubt about the increased consumer demand for both audio and visual content, along with an upswing of content consumption on mobile devices. In an effort to spread the message of hope in recovery to the widest audience possible, M2 The Rock is moving from 1190AM iHeart radio and will rebrand as a digital broadcast. Starting Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the talk show will air LIVE on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube every Monday through Friday, 12/noon to 12:45 pm/CST from Real News Communications Network in Dallas, Texas and be available on on-demand via at Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart Radio, Tuneln, Stitcher, Spotify, SoundCloud, Podbean, Alexa Assistant, Twitch.tv, Google Play, Overcast.fm, Castbox.fm, Podcast Republic, Short Orange, and CloudCaster.  


"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of the 12 Steps, I want to help others in their struggles with addictions, hurts, habits, and hang-ups through the show by sharing my personal experience and the stories of others in the recovery community who have made it to the other side - one day at a time," said M2 The Rock host, Michael Molthan. M2 The Rock radio recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and has had a variety of guests on i its inaugural year including author Brian Cuban; Real Housewives of Dallas stars D’ Andra Simmons Lock and Tiffany Hendra; and musicians Rachel Stacy, Colicchie, Joe Nester, REM One, B-RAiN and Jam Alker. 
 
For over 25 years, Michael Molthan was known as one of the best luxury home builders in the country. An addiction to drugs and alcohol caused his life to spiral out of control, slowly stripping him of everything that mattered to him, including his business, his relationship with his family, his marriage, his children and finally, his freedom. After 27 arrests and doing close to 4 years in prison, Molthan had a spiritual awakening and turned his addiction over to God. In October of 2017 a series of miracles occurred when Molthan was "accidentally" released from jail on a paperwork error. traveled over 300 miles with no money, no food, and no transportation to meet with his Judge, Jennifer Bennett, to be placed back into jail and then go to prison. Because of the dramatic spiritual awakening Michael experienced during his incarceration and his willingness to do anything to get healthy the Judge granted him another miracle, which was to forgive him and challenge him to pursue a self-correct program. Within a few days, a reporter Molthan had known from his home-building days reached out to interview him and that radio interview led to the miracle of Molthan being given his own show on iHeart radio. In addition to his work on the show, Molthan is an in-demand speaker on the topic of addiction and recovery. www.M2TheRock.com
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On Thursday, February 7, Emmitt Smith hosted supporters and sponsors at DEC on Dragon to kick off this year's 10th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational. Once again, this year's upcoming Celebrity Invitational golf tournament and gala will be presented by Healthcare Highways May 3-4. This year, the Friday gala will be held at the Omni Frisco Hotel and Saturday's golf tournament will remain at TPC Craig Ranch. Special thanks to Brown-Forman Corporation for providing Tequila Herradura specialty cocktails. Guests were able to witness firsthand the power of mentorship and opportunity as TEAM 22 student, Lauren Marks, announced her scholarship to Yale University. Her accomplishments are just one of many examples to what this organization is all about! To learn how you can attend or get involved, visit www.emmittsmithcelebrityinvitational.com

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Missy Phipps, Nicole Kelly, Melissa Cary, Kim Bain

On Tuesday, Feb. 5 supporters of Ally’s Wish gathered in charming Downtown Lewisville for a night of progressive shopping to kick off celebrations for the upcoming 5th Annual Boots & Blessings Gala. Old Town Wine House, Perc Coffeehouse, Main Street Mercantile and Flourish Flowers & Gifts all offered sips and nibbles to lure in shoppers, although all who attended were happy to shop for a cause. A portion of the evening’s sales went to benefit the charity and aid in their mission to grant the last wishes of moms suffering with terminal illness to give their family one last forever memory. Towards the end of the evening, everyone gathered inside the Old Town Wine House to learn more about this year's gala celebration taking place on April 6th at Austin Ranch. To learn more about the opportunity to attend, visit www.allyswish.org.

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Alanna Sarabia, Kelle Sherpy, Erica Greve, Candace

On Friday, November 16, over 300 guests gathered at The Hilton Southlake to party for a purpose at the 4th Annual TableTops Southlake luncheon. Hosted by Good Morning Texas Co-Host, Alanna Sarabia and “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne, the festive gathering kicked off the holidays with 35 beautifully decorated table tops by local designers and community members, a silent auction, wine and liquor pull, and photo booth. The purpose of the gathering was to bring together this local community of influential and philanthropic women for one purpose –– to rescue children out of slavery. Among those in attendance were Unlikely Heroes CEO Erica Greve, Jenny Anchondo Oakes, Donna Maas, Michelle Davis, Lily Moore, Mike Hutchison, Olive Cannon, Roxann Taylor, Cynthia Smoot and Delilah Clap.

100% of the proceeds raised from TableTops will benefit Unlikely Heroes USA restoration home, Goldie’s House, located right here in the Dallas area, which is an oasis of hope for girls once trapped in slavery. “Your dollars are going to provide a child everything they to live a transformed life - including trauma therapy, education, life skills, medical care and most of all, allowing us to model this in a healthy family environment,” said Kelle Sherpy, Director of Dallas Initiatives for Unlikely Heroes.  “Our heart is to give these girls a home. Not just a house, but a home. And your donations allow us to do that. What you are saying to them by being here today is that you’re worth it and you matter.”

TableTops' partnership with Unlikely Heroes is one forged in a mutual desire to see modern-day slavery abolished right here in our backyard. Unlikely Heroes is an international nonprofit organization that rescues and restores child victims of sex slavery, placing them in restoration homes that provide safe housing, medical care, trauma therapy, legal assistance, education, job training and lots of love. With over 100 kids living in their seven homes around the world and one right here in Tarrant County, Unlikely Heroes values "the one" –– the one child that, with the full restorative services, will heal and become the unlikely hero that ends slavery forever. Learn more about Unlikely Heroes mission to bring freedom and safety to more kids at www.UnlikelyHeroes.com.

Photos courtesy of Kumiko Murakami