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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’

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    Courage And Me

    When I was 17 I had a near fatal accident in my home state, Nigeria. That was the start of 11 long years of struggling with dependency, painful and agonizing surgeries, long hospital stays, inconvenient casts, metal plates and heavy metal rings, heart ache, hurt, anger, and helplessness. I had 4 long surgeries in...

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    Troubles And Triumph

    We hope our journey will encourage other families to have hope and push through times of trouble. Our family has faced many obstacles over the past few years. After the economy took a turn, my parents lost their small business in Ft. Myers Florida, lost their home and even had a car repossessed. We...

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    Bouncing Back

    Two years ago, everything came to a stop for me. I failed my first year of college, my grandmother was killed, some of my most invaluable possessions stolen by my best friends, and I was not on any medication for my bipolar disorder. For a year I was lost and constantly thinking of suicide, attempting it...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’

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    azher

    I think this person is a real Hero in life. He has the courage to feed the poor and homeless daily. Today was the 269th day he has been providing lunch to poor people. It really amazes me how he manages all of this. When asked, he once told me that he knows what hunger means and that is the sole reason he has...

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    Ruth S

    My mother in law. I don't know what to say about her really. Ok, yes I do. This is a woman whose husband had left her for her aunt, while she was raising 3 daughters. So for several years, she was a single mother, until she met my father in law. He is just a wonderful man. But back to my mother in law, she has...

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    Emily H

    Emily, a 13 year old girl, was rushed into a surgery at UVA children's hospital when she was told that she had a massive ovarian cyst. Emily a passionate athlete was not allowed to play any sports but still watched friends and family play all the time. She says, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

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INCLUDING OTHERS
VISION
DRIVE
DEVOTION
SACRIFICE
LEARNING
SOUL
PERSISTENCE
LEADERSHIP
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
INSPIRATION
MINDFULNESS
RESPECT
UNITY
COURAGE
COMMON GROUND
PIONEERING
FITNESS
SHARING
DO YOUR PART
GOOD MANNERS
HELPING OTHERS
PASSION
OPPORTUNITY
APPRECIATION
KINDNESS
FORGIVENESS
INNOVATION
CARING
OPTIMISM
GENEROSITY
EDUCATION
FRIENDSHIP
FORESIGHT
SMILE
RISING ABOVE
TRUE BEAUTY
MOTIVATION
FAMILY
INGENUITY
AMBITION
EXCELLENCE
JUSTICE
CLASS AND GRACE
GRIT
BEING THERE
CREATIVITY
COMPASSION
DO THY BEST
OVERCOMING
BELIEVE
GOOD EXAMPLES
PRACTICE
LOVE
PATIENCE
LISTENING
CIVILITY
PEACE
GIVING BACK
COMMITMENT
ENCOURAGEMENT
PARENTING
STRENGTH
SERVICE
HOPE
REACHING OUT
ACHIEVEMENT
INTEGRITY
STEWARDSHIP
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
COMPLIMENTS
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CHARITY
PURPOSE
RESPONSIBILITY
APPRECIATING NATURE
DETERMINATION
MENTORING
HONESTY
HUMILITY
JOY
HEALTH
TEAM WORK
GREAT MUSIC
CONFIDENCE
LITERACY
PERSEVERANCE
HONOR
GRATITUDE
LOYALTY
COMPROMISE
LAUGHTER
TRUST
VOLUNTEERING
EQUALITY
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
IMAGINE
RIGHT CHOICES
LIVE LIFE
HARD WORK
CONNECTING
COURTESY
PREPARATION
CHARACTER
DEDICATION
Pass It On®

love all the values
renaisha, minnesota

Regarding comment:Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun
M J, Pa

Reach out beyond the storm and you will always feel the warmth of the sun; help others experience a better life helps us respect our blessings. Stay humble.
Crystal Bleu, Pennsylvania

Helping to rid homelessness and crime in neighborhoods across the country.
Steven B., San Francisco, California