About Rena!

Disability speaker, educator and 2013 Abilities Award recipient Rena Nikou is a vibrant woman living with Cerebral Palsy. Over the last several years, Rena has been pursuing her dream of becoming a public speaker and author. In her seminars, Rena shares her experiences and offers strategies to help people gain confidence in their ability to achieve their dreams. Rena wants people to see that it is possible to have a disability and live your best life!

In Loving Memory

Raising a child with a disability, Rena’s parents Elizabeth and Steve chose to focus on their daughter’s abilities. Their love and encouragement helped Rena develop a positive self image and gain the confidence to build a wonderful life for herself. “Mom and Dad thank you for believing in my capabilities and for teaching me to always Dream BIG! Your beautiful spirit continues to live on in the eyes of all your children.”

- Rena
Our Precious Gift

“When my younger brother told our family that he was excepting his first child, our sorrow over losing our parents was replaced with joy. We were so excited to meet the newest member of the Nikou clan. My little man (as I like to call him) is a blessing and a gift from our loved ones in heaven, letting us know that out of darkness can come light. May God Bless you forever little man for the Lord has truly blessed us with the gift of you!”

- Rena