Difference Makers

Sponsored By: Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers & the Dudley DeBosier Difference

When it comes to hospitality, generosity and resiliency, no one compares to Louisianans! Our community is home to some of the most amazing people & it’s my job to make sure we highlight the good news too! 

The purpose of our partnership with Dudley DeBosier is to shine a light on those who make our community a better place to live and make us hopeful about the future. Our hope is that you are inspired and blessed by these “Difference Makers!”

Difference Makers: Recognizing a woman who helped grant a last wish

Katie Valenciano with Celebrity Theatres didn't do it for the recognition. She simply made a woman's last wish come true because her heart told her to do the right thing. ...Well, Unfiltered with Kiran's partners at Dudley DeBosier saw the good Katie did and surprised her. Special thanks to Woodhouse Day Spa for their donated gift![+] Show More

Difference Makers: Team of Dreams primed to start 3rd season

A baseball league in Ascension Parish that allows kids with disabilities to play without restrictions, is entering its third season this spring. The Team of Dreams League is open to children, youth and adults who use wheelchairs or have physical or intellectual disabilities. Team members don’t have to live in the parish to participate. The…

Difference Makers: Wellness center providing services for veterans

Paula and Kerry Ruiz own Alive & Well Studio, which blends the couple’s experience, passion, and love of helping others. The studio offers private sessions, group classes and services ranging from restorative spa services to wellness services, involving nutrition and training, among other things. The couple also runs a non-profit called Lighthouse for the Body…

Difference Makers: Helping families cope with losing loved ones

Pamela White made it her mission to help her community when she founded Empowering Kingdom Growth (EKG) with the goal of empowering, educating and encouraging everyone. However, tragedy struck her life two years, which created an extension of EKG that involved helping others try to get through some of the toughest times of their lives.…

Difference Makers: Non-profit devoted to domestic violence victims for nearly 40 years

A local non-profit has been where victims of domestic and dating violence have turned for nearly 40 years. The Iris Domestic Violence Center serves Ascension, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee and Livingston Parishes. The organization’s mission is to empower survivors, prevent relationship violence, and promote justice for victims of…


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