Danielle Green-Byrd Hero

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Army Specialist Danielle Green­-Byrd was hit by a rocket­ propelled grenade while on patrol in Iraq. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, she discovered that her dominant left arm had been amputated. Additionally, her husband unexpectedly passed away not long after she returned home to Chicago. In spite of these circumstances, Green-­Byrd continued to give back to others. She earned two masters degrees and now provides counseling to returning wounded veterans.

Phil Jones Artist

Phil Jones is a designer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is an art director for the creative firm, Carmichael Lynch. Jones’s portfolio includes work for Apple, Hershey’s, Disney, and other prominent international brands.