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HELPING OTHERS

Two Sided Help

My friend Kelly is a drug addict who has a good job as a pharmacist in a hospital despite her family not supporting her and escaping a violent boyfriend, but the addiction she never felt was a problem until she was suspended and charged for theft of narcotics. She called me suicidal, her current boyfriend furious...

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HUMILITY

Thanks To Those Who Dare To Demonstrate Your Support!

i support 3 special needs adult clients in a group home environment. My clients are special needs adults and it is my responsibility to see that they get a good dinner, get their meds, stay relatively safe, and take care of their personal hygiene requirements. There is one other responsibility that is both the...

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COURAGE

Cancer An Easy To Go With Courage

When I found out I had Bone cancer, I was discouraged by the news. Little did I know the other serious health issues that lay ahead, which would create serious new challenges for me over the next year. I could tell something wasn’t right with my right leg after my trip to Tirupathi in 2012. A visit to local...

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MOTIVATION

Hardwork..The Best Gift Of My Mother

Looking back I never thought at the time that we were poor. I always thought about trying to help those in the village that were poorer that we were. It was a sugar cane settlement housing workers that worked in the sugarcane fields. My mother, a cane cutter, had all thirteen of us well disciplined and by her...

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LIVE LIFE

Polaroid Heart

Four days post-surgery. Benign polyps, out. Unintentionally along with it, parts of my insides also ripped out and 2 litres of my blood due to complications from stitching also siphoned from my body. In life, we are given these pearls called reminders. A wake-up call that we are indeed alive. This weekend, I...

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GRIT

Against All Odds

I was once told because I lost all my children to social services that I would amount to anything. That I was at a disadvantage on all levels. For twenty years I have prayed the same the prayer for my children. That prayer was that we all would be reunited, In 2013 I was reunited with my youngest sons, in 2014 I...

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BEING THERE

The Engagement Ring

I was meeting up a guy chosen by my parents, a proposed suitor, before our marriage was arranged. It's a normal practice among Indian parents to choose spouses, who they deem fit for their children. I was nervous about the entire episode. This was something I never did before. I failed to understand how one could...

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COURAGE

The Horse Always Has A Reason

I was in a Parade with My horse Bella. An Appalosa mare. We were riding along and she had lots of energy as normal. My mom was walking her as well because it was her first parade. We hear something like gun shots and my mare squats down but her feet slipped and she fell. I got off safely. And she got up bucked a...

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FRIENDSHIP

Amazing Friends

i know a few people and they say that people with disabilities cant do the things we do or that you cant really make a friendship with them. i look at them straight in the face and say your wrong. i met so many young and old amazing people with down syndrome and other disabilities, who i have made many friends...

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STRENGTH

My Struggles In Life

Being in school is torture enough, but to know that no one likes you is even more upsetting. When you know that someone actually likes you it is the most amazing feeling in the world. Well one day in school a boy came up to me and told me he liked me,and at that moment I felt unbearably happy. We started...

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DETERMINATION

You Aren't What Others Say.

At an auction I was at a pony came along. He was to tall,soft backed (a condition in Gaited ponies and horses),a seemed crazy because he ran into a rail. To start the bidding my mom put a $50 bid on him. Of course someone will pay more than that but no. "We are going to have to find him a home even if I have to...

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MOTIVATION

Essential Self Management Tips All Students Should Know

7 Essential Self-Management Tips All Students Should Know Being a student, especially in the later years of high school and the college years, can be a time when you are finally given the independence that you craved. At the same you haven’t learned exactly how to manage your life between the educational and...

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LIVE YOUR DREAMS

My 3awesome Heros

I have an awesome husband who made my dream come true to see my family recently that I haven't seen for over 13 years. He drove over 8000 miles in 28 days. I'm so grateful especially since my father just passed away thanks to my husband I was able to see him and my awesome 2 amazing sons got to meet him and bond...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Optimism

This incident happened over two decades ago when I was in high school.There was a debate competition in my neighbouring school and me and my friend volunteered to participate in the debate,there were many topics to choose from and I choose to speak on AIDS..this topic was almost taboo in those days as people were...

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HELPING OTHERS

Smile

It was a sunny day in Mumbai and I was out shopping,in the Crawford market area for my loved ones back home in Bangalore.Was feeling excited as I was about to go home after a duration of six months.I had just passed by a restaurant which runs on charity and serves the needy called Shahjahan,there squatting on the...

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