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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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    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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    An Actors Life For Me.

    All my life I wanted to be an actress. When I got married I ended up in a not so healthy situation... it took me 13 years to realize that I was important. My dreams and who I was mattered and no one can take that away from me. If I did not have acting during this time I may have ended my life through the deep...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’

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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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    Darlene S

    I picked my Grandma because she has overcome a lot in her life and is a wonderful person. My Grandma grew up on a farm with four sisters and one brother. Her mother (my great grandmother) had to raise them all by herself because my grandma's father died. When my grandma was a teen her older brother died. My...

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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 drunk. He remembers how his mother wept finding out about all the affairs. He remembers the ugly divorce when he was 12. He remembers the day the call came - that his father had shot himself...

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