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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’

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    Rising Above

    Rising Above I am in my 3rd period on a B day when my friend came in and sits next to me. I realize that she is acting different. I see a quick glance at her wrists- she is trying to hide them. There are some fresh scars and I ask myself, “Is she ok? What’s going on? Does she have anyone to talk to?” ...

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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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    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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    Steve B

    Steve B has risen above any obstacles in his path! After his helicopter was shot down, he ran back to rescue a fellow Marine from the burning rubble. He received two Purple Hearts, 18 Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal for Heroism! After his military career ended, he Rose Above on marathons and...

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    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 18 years old. Rather than become bitter and stay withdrawn, fearful, and angry, Karyl became a warrior. In the years since Arlyn's death, Karyl (and husband, Ron) has worked...

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    Marc L

    My very good hearted and extremely intelligent husband, Marc, is deaf. He was born hearing but gradually 'lost his ears' and by the time he was fifteen years old, the world was all but silent for him. At a time he should have been enjoying friendships and dating, he was ignored, shunned or bullied by most people...

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Explore Another Value

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