About the Author

Stephanie is President and Founder of Kids Making A Difference. Message from the Manatee  is based on her story. It all started as a grass roots effort at the age of 8. Reading that newspaper article about the injured baby manatee, she decided she wanted to do something and something she did. She began making manatee pins and selling them to family and friends to raise money and public awareness to help these gentle giants. As kids heard of her efforts they too became interested and wanted to get involved. Kids Making A Difference was formed. Today, Kids Making A Difference is a non-profit 501 C corporation, run by kids, for kids; bringing youth together to have a positive influence on the world in which they live while advancing animal welfare. 

Now, Stephanie tells her story in hopes of empowering other young kids. She hopes in reading her story, others will be inspired to help build a better tomorrow; to read and to write their own; to find their extraordinary within. Her message; Never underestimate the power of one.

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