During the DeafNation World Expo, we gave one-of-a-kind awards to a group of very special individuals. The reception was emceed by well-known personalities Marlee Matlin and John Maucere. DeafNation wishes to recognize the following inspirational Deaf people: Dr. Ádám Kósa (Politics), Braam Jordaan (Visual Arts), Marilyn Jean Smith (Advocacy), Nickson Kakiri (Advocacy), Roberto Wirth (Hotel Hospitality), Sean Berdy (Entertainment), Tai Lihua (Performing Arts), and Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz (Higher Education). These winners were from all over the world.

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