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Bree Walker, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame, 2010 Spirit

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Uploaded on Jul 2, 2011

Born with a rare and genetic condition called Ectrodactyly resulting in the fusing of her fingers and toes, Bree Walker has given hope and inspiration to many with her multiple accomplishments as a progressive talk show host, legendary television news anchor, investigative reporter, producer, actress, disability rights activist and warrior of progressive causes. Walker started her career in the mid-1970s in Kansas as a rock and roll disk jockey. In 1978 she moved to San Diego and became the highest rated FM disk jockey. However in 1980 she followed her desire to be a news anchor and became a consumer advocacy reporter at KGTV Channel 10 News. After becoming well established, Walker made the decision to go public with her Ectrodactyly after previously keeping her hands hidden inside of glove-like prosthetic hands. She served on the President's Committee for Employment of the Handicapped, the California Governor's Committee, and The Board of Directors of the Women's International Center. She has also earned several awards for her works including the 1992 National Courage Award from the Courage Center in Minneapolis and the Senator Robert Dole Foundation's Media Awareness Award, given in Washington, D.C. in 1992. In 2007 Walker purchased Camp Casey, the five-and-a-half acres of central Texas property neighboring the Bush ranch, to carry on the legacy of a 21st- Century boots-on-the-ground peace movement that came together to protest the illegal invasion, occupation, and continued funding of the Iraq war.

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