It’s rare, if not impossible, to transcend the human experience of fear. We believe the individuals and families featured between these pages do, in fact, feel afraid from time to time.

This magazine is about those who refuse to let fear control them. They are trailblazers, innovators and pioneers. They embrace the unknown and initiate change. They think outside the box and transform the world around them despite opposition.

Focus Magazine’s writers and photographers chose to capture the stories of people who don’t allow their fear to inhibit them. These individuals have inspired us as editors to love others wholeheartedly, confront injustice and have hope in the face of adversity.

We hope they do the same for you.

Corrie Coleman & Meredith Wagner