In 2005, while Tiffany Smiley’s high-school sweetheart and new husband, Scotty was deployed in Iraq he was injured by a suicide car bomb and lost his eyesight.
Scotty and Tiffany founded Hope Unseen in 2010 in an effort to use their story to help and inspire others. As President of Hope Unseen LLC, Tiffany has guided the company to national success including many appearances on major news outlets and helping the book “Hope Unseen” reach Amazon’s Top 100 best sellers.
In 2016 Tiffany launched a website, a platform that she hoped would empower women to overcome whatever circumstances they were facing and to uncover true joy in their lives. Through her candid writing, the site reaches thousands of readers each month and has given Tiffany a platform to encourage women to be strong and join together for the good of those around them. She has recently founded, More Than Me, a movement and conference dedicated to helping women share their journeys with confidence to impact and change their communities.
At the time of his injury, Tiffany was working as a full-time nurse with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and resigned from her job to become a full-time caregiver for Scotty. As a result of this injury, he became the first blind active duty officer in the United States Army.
Tiffany has appeared on Fox News, CBS, CNN, and the Katie Couric show, as well as multiple radio shows and has contributed to the Wall Street Journal. She travels across the country speaking in various churches and corporations.
Additionally, Tiffany leads advocacy work for veterans, caregivers and their families on local and national levels, resulting in a briefing by the President of the United States. She is recognized as an Elizabeth Dole Fellow and is regularly asked to meet with high-level officials in an attempt to help bring reform to the VA.
Tiffany, enjoys spending time with all her boys – Grady Douglas, Graham Elliott and Baylor Scott.