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Personal Stories About ‘Rising Above’

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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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    Hope Trumps Harm

    Believing that life contains more than one's experiences and hanging on to the hope that there is something greater than the harm experienced, I strove to overcome and excel through my circumstances of abuse. Because hope trumps harm, I followed it and I now help others with similar circumstances and find hope...

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    Reach Out And Rise Above

    I've been fighting depression for a few years now, but on my first 'decline', I clung to writing songs. This is the second time that I've found myself back at group therapy, but I've found ways to not only help myself, but ways to help others as well. It brings me so much happiness when I play songs on my ukulele...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Rising Above’

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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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    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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    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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CHARITY
COMMON GROUND
HEALTH
SACRIFICE
STRENGTH
RIGHT CHOICES
COMMITMENT
SERVICE
IMAGINE
TRUST
COMPROMISE
HELPING OTHERS
CLASS AND GRACE
BEING THERE
FAMILY
GRIT
FORESIGHT
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
SPORTSMANSHIP
TEAM WORK
HUMILITY
INTEGRITY
MOTIVATION
PIONEERING
PARENTING
LIVE LIFE
PREPARATION
DETERMINATION
DO THY BEST
RISING ABOVE
LEARNING
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
FITNESS
HOPE
DEVOTION
UNITY
INGENUITY
GOOD MANNERS
PERSEVERANCE
PRACTICE
GENEROSITY
GRATITUDE
INNOVATION
COURAGE
RESPONSIBILITY
LOVE
STEWARDSHIP
COURTESY
VOLUNTEERING
APPRECIATING NATURE
HONOR
COMPASSION
EDUCATION
BELIEVE
DO YOUR PART
JUSTICE
OPTIMISM
VISION
HARD WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
JOY
SMILE
CONFIDENCE
CARING
PERSISTENCE
EQUALITY
CREATIVITY
ACHIEVEMENT
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
GIVING BACK
MINDFULNESS
GOOD EXAMPLES
MENTORING
INCLUDING OTHERS
DRIVE
INSPIRATION
LAUGHTER
RESPECT
SOUL
KINDNESS
LOYALTY
DEDICATION
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
CONNECTING
CIVILITY
PEACE
GREAT MUSIC
OVERCOMING
OPPORTUNITY
HONESTY
PASSION
REACHING OUT
ENCOURAGEMENT
COMPLIMENTS
LITERACY
FORGIVENESS
LEADERSHIP
LISTENING
EXCELLENCE
APPRECIATION
CHARACTER
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
FRIENDSHIP
PATIENCE
SHARING
PURPOSE
AMBITION
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According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly, but the been flies anyway...rising above all.
Barry

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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