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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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    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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    "Rising Above" As If Written By Dani Johnson

    First of all, my name is Dani Johnson, and I grew up in a home filled with drugs, violence, abuse that varies, rape, and poverty. Now, I am a multimillionaire; but before my success, “I was a fat cocktail waitress, with what seemed like no hope or future.” As a child, my step father would sexually, verbally, and...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’

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    Suzy H

    My mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when I was four years old. The doctor who discovered it told her it was progressing rapidly, and that she could be in a wheelchair in one to three months. Another told her she had a mild condition, and may go years before experiencing any symptoms. She was terrified,...

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 Rather than become bitter and stay withdrawn, fearful, and angry, Karyl became a warrior.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