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I stand here with my friend Craig MacFarlane, who through hard work, dedication, and a lot of spirit has proven that being blind has nothing to do with your accomplishments.

Wayne Gretzky

All time NHL Scoring Leader 

I believe that if professional hockey players or professional baseball players, football players, whatever, if they ever went out and approached their games and played their games with the heart that this guy goes at his sports and everything he does, the way he goes at it, I don't think there would ever be any empty seats in any building in any league. He's a very, very strong, super guy.

Bobby Orr

Hall of Fame NHL Defenseman

Just watching Craig’s desire to excel and do anything everyone else does – and better – is totally uplifting to me.

Mario Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Craig MacFarlane is the perfect combination of an extraordinary person who experienced adversity, celebrated abundance, and showed gratitude throughout the journey. His speeches are inspiring, his writings are thought-provoking, and his audiences are always appreciative.

Dr Nido R Qubein

President, High Point University
Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Co

Craig MacFarlane's life's story is an extraordinary example of integrity, discipline, passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence can achieve. Craig's message is a powerful one that inspires me and, no doubt, everyone who has the privilege to hear him.  We are honored to be able to provide Craig a home as he spreads his inspirational message around the world.

Arne Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International


I marvel at a young man who has accomplished so much under such adverse conditions, but to see the fortitude and strength that this young man has exemplified, I think it should be a lesson not only to all of Canada or all the people here tonight, but to anyone who can touch the life of such a fine young man. He's an inspiration and a credit to a sport that probably doesn't receive the recognition, that say hockey or football or baseball does, but yet he continues to persevere because it's a self-lit flame that drives him. To me he's a true champion.

Joe Theismann

Super Bowl winning NFL Quarterback

Craig MacFarlane is a good friend of mine.  We spent some time together and I admire his strength, his courage and his enthusiasm.  Nobody knows better than Craig what Pride in America is all about. For Craig it means having the desire, the energy and the perseverance to accomplish worthwhile goals which inspire and encourage all Americans.  Craig is a credit to himself as well as to America.  As you listen to Craig you will understand much better what the word PRIDE means.

George H.W. Bush

41st President of the United States

We engaged Craig MacFarlane to speak at the World Law Group Summit in Atlanta, Georgia.  We hosted approximately 150 lawyers and guests from 60 law firms from around the world.  Craig brought his A-game and inspired everyone with his stories and lessons on how to overcome adversity, achieve unparalleled success and Find Your Flame.  His presentation touched each person, reaching them where they were that morning.  Craig was amazing!  I would recommend Craig to speak to any organization who is looking for personal stories and lessons to move, inspire and motivate their group.

Joe DeLisle

Partner of Miller & Martin PLLC

A lot of things that people do in their lives can make a difference for others. Craig's story is an example of this.

Tim Allen


Since 1982, when Craig came to live with my wife and I, I have seen him take his extraordinary talents and parlay them into an awesome career. Today, Craig has become a tower of inspiration in the lives of so many people, including myself.

Gordie Howe

Mr. Hockey

Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Joe Theismann

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Paul Newman