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Rising Above is to overcome difficult situations you may face in life.

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  • “There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.”

    —Phyllis Bottome Novelist

  • “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”

    —William J. Brennan, Jr. Former Associate Justice Of The Us Supreme Court

  • “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

    —Ralph Waldo Emerson Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

  • “If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.”

    —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Philosopher, Scientist, Author

  • “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.”

    —Doug Horton

Stories About Rising Above

Life Goes On

Submitted by Anonymous

I am a 20 year old boy and a student of Ateneo de Naga University, Pillipines. I had a fracture in my left arm while playing...

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"Rising Above" As If Written By Dani Johnson

Submitted by Jedediah

First of all, my name is Dani Johnson, and I grew up in a home filled with drugs, violence, abuse that varies, rape, and...

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Troubles And Triumph

Submitted by Yesica Trawick

We hope our journey will encourage other families to have hope and push through times of trouble.

Our family has faced...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Karyl B

My hero, Karyl, is someone I've met in person only once. In August 7, 1996 her only daughter, Arlyn, died by suicide. She was...

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Brent P

This hero of mine has overcome opposition in his life since the time he was a toddler. He remembers his father coming home...

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Monique L

Monique Lamoureux is my hero because she has achieved many things that I strive to do later in life. She has played Division...

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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