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TELEVISION

theList

LIVE with Cheddar

Good Morning Washington 

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Good Morning Washington 

WTOL

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WTOL 11 CBS - Alopecia Awareness Golf Outing

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eightWest: Wood TV
Grand Rapids, MI

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13abc Toledo - Mom with alopecia stays strong; inspires through blog

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13abc Toledo - Rocket for Alopecia 

BCSN - No Days Off Part 1

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13abc Toledo - Toledo Children's Toy Drive

WTOL 11 CBS - Challenge Yourself Podcast Improving  lives and encouraging leadership

BCAN - Inside Toledo Pop-In - Balancing Work and Life with McKenna and Greg Reitz

BCSN - McKenna Reitz and Toledo Rockets Team up for Alopecia

BCSN - No Days Off Part 2

Promedica - Junior Philanthropist of the Year

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HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MY BALD SELF
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WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOSE YOUR HAIR + LIVE WITH ALOPECIA

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HOW I TURNED THE DRAMA OF HAIR LOSS INTO STRENGTH

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We Must Find Silver Linings in Lifes Challenges
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Chris Rock’s Joke About Actress Jada Pinkett Smith Creates Crisis For Academy Awards
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Celebrating the Teacher Heroes in Our Lives
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10 National Teachers Share How They’re Preparing for the New School Year
5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM SOCIAL ISOLATION
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Every No is the Opportunity
to Learn 
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ALWAYS FIND THE SILVER LININGS
3 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO TO SHAKE UP YOUR INDUSTRY
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WOMEN WHO ARE SHAKING THINGS UP IN THEIR INDUSTRY
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WHAT IS
ALOPECIA AREATA?
SECOND CHAPTERS; HOW I REINVENTED MYSELF
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SYLVANIA WOMAN REFLECTS ON LIFE WITH ALOPECIA

LEVERAGING THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

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podcasts

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media bio

McKenna Reitz is a TEDx speaker who challenges men and women to reframe life’s challenges into gifts and opportunities so they can pursue their purpose with clarity and confidence. After losing all her hair due to Alopecia, McKenna uses her journey of having this autoimmune disease to help others overcome the loss in their life by resetting the mindset of their “loss” into growth and opportunities in their lives.

 

McKenna was named Toledo’s 20 Under 40 in 2021, 2020 Make a Difference Teacher, BCSN Teacher of the Month, District 7 Coach of the Year, Promedica Junior Philanthropist of the Year, given a Humanitarian Award while also being nominated for Global Woman's Magazine Aspiration Award in 2021. Teaching AP Psychology and coaching varsity volleyball for the past 16 years, McKenna resides in Toledo, OH with her husband Greg, and two beautiful daughters Karsen (9) and Maddox (6). McKenna has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Good Housekeeping, VeryWellFamily, MindBodyGreen, Global Woman Magazine, Thrive Global, Healthy Women, Medium, Love What Matters, and featured on Good Morning Washington, theList, ABC, CBS, NBC, Ticker News, and Cheddar TV.
 

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