Lucia Rios, a commnunity access specialist and freelance journalist from Holland, Michigan who dreams of becoming a published author, was the grand prize winner in the 3rd Annual My American Dream Video Contest. Lucia was surprised at Holland City Hall as NDI announced her win and her mentor, award-winning National Public Radio journalist and author Joseph Shapiro.
Moira Rossi, a self-advocate from Jacksonville, Florida, took home the grand prize in National Disability Institute's 2nd Annual My American Dream Video Contest: $1,000, an iPad2 and sessions with a mentor to help her move toward her dream. In her video, Moira revealed that she has been studying acting since the age of eight and National Disability Institute was honored to have Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte, who has cerebral palsy, serve as Moira's mentor.
Kenzi Robi, an artist with a disability from San Francisco, Calififornia, was the winner of National Disability Institute's first My American Dream Video Contest in 2010. Kenzi won $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. to join National Disability Institute at the National Press Club as it kicked off its Real Economic Impact (REI) Tour. National Disability Institute mentored Kenzi, assisting him with the development of a business plan to achieve his dream and sell his artwork.