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Frankie Lee – Restoring Reputations




The internet has often been called an information superhighway. Through its networks, all sorts of data, ideas, and media are shared, replicated, and transferred in real time to billions of users around the world. By utilizing these capabilities, the internet has allowed us to communicate, transact, and interact with anyone around the world at any given time.

Aside from the speed and ease of internet activity, it is also able to amplify information by exposing it to a worldwide audience. When information becomes present on the internet, it more often than not becomes a part of public domain. Compounding this, the internet can disseminate knowledge at a breakneck pace never before seen in human history.  When information becomes ‘viral’ on the internet, its spread becomes almost impossible to contain. Depending on the content, it can become even more like a virus, in that it becomes very virulent, dealing severe and long-lasting damage to those involved.

With widespread anonymity and little regulation, the roads of the information superhighway can often serve less as its utopian vision of free information and intercourse and more of a savage, lawless wasteland akin to ‘Mad Max.’ For anyone who engages in the internet, external threats can come in the form of hackers, scammers, and malicious groups or individuals that create and spread misinformation, either to achieve a specific goal or simply for the joy of spreading chaos. Threats can also come from within, with mistakes made even in the distant past being brought back to life, taken out of context, and amplified beyond a reasonable extent. Those in the spotlight, like companies, celebrities, and even smaller individuals, are all exposed to such dangers on a regular basis.

This explains the growing popularity of online reputation management (ORM) firms, which serve to clean, cultivate, and maintain their clients’ online reputations. In contrast to more traditional forms of PR, ORM has the added challenge of having to cope with the pace and the power of the internet. ORM firms have to react to threats before they spread and multiply on the World Wide Web, where they can quickly reach uncontrollable levels.

Established by former professional boxing trainer Frankie Lee, Content Removal distinguishes itself from the pack of similar firms by specializing in more advanced stages of ORM. The company specializes in its namesake, being able to remove potentially-damaging content from the largest social media websites, search engines, and review hosting sites. Google, Facebook, Bing, Instagram, and Twitter are just a few of the sites the company is able to purge of unwanted content. Beyond its specialty, Content Removal also provides content monitoring, brand protection, and reputation management services to serve as proactive measures of maintaining their clients’ reputations. Due to its quality of service and affordable rates, Content Removal has been the go-to ORM firm for big name brands like SWEAT and Saski, as well as celebrities like Australian of the Year nominee Brinkley Davies.

Content Removal’s success has always been rooted in its core values and motivation of giving people the right to control their own online reputations. Founder Frankie Lee cites one moment early in the company’s history, helping Dutch police take down a server hosting illicit pornography of thousands of people without their consent, as one of the company’s shining moments.  Frankie hopes to further expand Content Removal so that he may help more people and increase his positive impact on the world.

Toward this goal, Frankie also developed, which aims to help aggrieved content creators, from large companies to individuals, take down instances of copyright misuse and piracy. Frankie also hosts The Frankie Lee Podcast, his personal avenue for helping others on their road to personal, professional, and entrepreneurial development. Frankie hopes that his podcast will give others the same winning mindset that drove him to the heights of success.

You can also learn more about Frankie Lee, his podcast, and his companies through his Instagram at @Frankielee, or by visiting his website.

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph Through Walking With Anthony




On the morning of February 6, 2010, Anthony Purcell took a moment to admire the churning surf before plunging into the waves off Miami Beach. Though he had made the dive numerous times before, that morning was destined to be different when he crashed into a hidden sandbar, sustaining bruises to his C5 and C6 vertebrae and breaking his neck.

“I was completely submerged and unable to rise to the surface,” Purcell recalls. “Fortunately, my cousin Bernie saw what was happening and came to my rescue. He saved my life, but things would never be the same after that dive.”

Like thousands of others who are confronted with a spinal cord injury (SCI), Purcell plunged headlong into long months of hopelessness and despair. Eventually, however, he learned to turn personal tragedy into triumph as he reached out to fellow SCI victims by launching Walking With Anthony.

Living with SCI: the first dark days

Initial rehabilitation for those with SCIs takes an average of three to six months, during which time they must relearn hundreds of fundamental skills and adjust to what feels like an entirely new body. Unfortunately, after 21 days, Purcell’s insurance stopped paying for this essential treatment, even though he had made only minimal improvement in such a short time.

“Insurance companies cover rehab costs for people with back injuries, but not for people with spinal cord injuries,” explains Purcell. “We were practically thrown to the curb. At that time, I was so immobile that I couldn’t even raise my arms to feed myself.”

Instead of giving up, Purcell’s mother chose to battle his SCI with long-term rehab. She enrolled Purcell in Project Walk, a rehabilitation facility located in Carlsbad, California, but one that came with an annual cost of over $100,000.

“My parents paid for rehabilitation treatment for over three years,” says Purcell. “Throughout that time, they taught me the importance of patience, compassion, and unconditional love.”

Yet despite his family’s support, Purcell still struggled. “Those were dark days when I couldn’t bring myself to accept the bleak prognosis ahead of me,” he says. “I faced life in a wheelchair and the never-ending struggle for healthcare access, coverage, and advocacy. I hit my share of low points, and there were times when I seriously contemplated giving up on life altogether.”

Purcell finds a new purpose in helping others with SCIs

After long months of depression and self-doubt, Purcell’s mother determined it was time for her son to find purpose beyond rehabilitation.

“My mom suggested I start Walking With Anthony to show people with spinal cord injuries that they were not alone,” Purcell remarks. “When I began to focus on other people besides myself, I realized that people all around the world with spinal cord injuries were suffering because of restrictions on coverage and healthcare access. The question that plagued me most was, ‘What about the people with spinal cord injuries who cannot afford the cost of rehabilitation?’ I had no idea how they were managing.”

Purcell and his mother knew they wanted to make a difference for other people with SCIs, starting with the creation of grants to help cover essentials like assistive technology and emergency finances. To date, they have helped over 100 SCI patients get back on their feet after suffering a similar life-altering accident.

Purcell demonstrates the power and necessity of rehab for people with SCIs

After targeted rehab, Purcell’s physical and mental health improved drastically. Today, he is able to care for himself, drive his own car, and has even returned to work.

“Thanks to my family’s financial and emotional support, I am making amazing physical improvement,” Purcell comments. “I mustered the strength to rebuild my life and even found the nerve to message Karen, a high school classmate I’d always had a thing for. We reconnected, our friendship evolved into love, and we tied the knot in 2017.”

After all that, Purcell found the drive to push toward one further personal triumph. He married but did not believe a family was in his future. Regardless of his remarkable progress, physicians told him biological children were not an option.

Despite being paralyzed from the chest down, Purcell continued to look for hope. Finally, Dr. Jesse Mills of UCLA Health’s Male Reproductive Medicine department assured Purcell and his wife that the right medical care and in vitro fertilization could make their dream of becoming parents a reality.

“Payton joined our family in the spring of 2023,” Purcell reports. “For so long, I believed my spinal cord injury had taken everything I cared about, but now I am grateful every day. I work to help other people with spinal cord injuries find the same joy and hope. We provide them with access to specialists, funding to pay for innovative treatments, and the desire to move forward with a focus on the future.”

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