She was born with a severe club foot, a common, but debilitating birth defect. But Chloe Howard’s parents told her it made her special. Her pride though turned to despair when at 14 years old and a freshman in high school, classmates bullied and assaulted her because of the deformity. All of a sudden she felt ashamed of the part of her that made her feel exceptional. A legal fight ensued against the perpetrators, but ultimately Chloe’s faith was stronger than her fears, and it helped her heal the brokenness. Now she works to make sure other young people are never made to feel isolated and alone. Inspired also by meeting U2’s front man Bono, Chloe created a movement called Stand Beautiful.