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Terry Fox Captures a Nation’s Attention With Courage and Determination

This is the story of a courageous young man who lost his leg to bone cancer and decided to raise money for cancer by running accross Canada with one leg. His story captured a nations attention and firmly made him a hero for his effort. He raised millions of dollars for cancer research.

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Giavanni Ruffin – Determination Beyond Compare

At East Carolina University, Giavanni Ruffin was a talented, promising football player. However, when the time came for the NFL draft, Giavanni somehow didn’t get picked. But Giavanni didn’t let that discourage him. Instead, he became a free agent and got to work making sure he and his game were in top form. Currently, Giavanni is still a free agent,…

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Pride, Determination, Resilience (PDR) – The Amazing Swim Team of Jim Ellis

Pride, determination, and resilience – combine these three qualities, and you’ve got a solid foundation for excellence. To Jim Ellis, these qualities were important ones to teach kids, especially underserved kids who might not have many examples of them. Jim chose to teach kids these qualities by sharing with them something he loved – swimming. In 1972, Jim…

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Muffy Davis – A Detoured Dream Renewed by Determination

When Muffy Davis was a teenager, she was a talented and avid skier with hopes of competing in the Olympics. But in February 1989, that all changed when Muffy had a ski accident that left her a paraplegic. Devastated, she turned to other activities. But eventually, her passion for skiing resumed, and she decided to…

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall – Quotes About Unity in America

It is a time of change in America. The world is watching…and lately it has not been all that pretty of a sight. But, beneath that change and disruption is something much, much greater than all of the noise.  There are the timeless values of America including freedom, unity and bravery. In these times of…

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From Childhood Stutterer to Darth Vader and Beyond!

Did you know that Darth Vader used to stutter? And so did Mufasa from The Lion King! How could these rough and tough characters stutter? Why have you never heard of this before? The answer is that both parts were played by the actor James Earl Jones. And when he was young, before he became…

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Great Success Quotes for Students and Kids

What is success?  Everyone seems to think about it quite differently!  While some people think that money or fame equals success, there is a lot more to it than that. True success is not about things or status or money, but is about the kind of person you are and the positive impact you have on the…

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Quotes for Kids About Grit

Have you ever had a big goal? Like running a 5K race? Building a go kart? Learning a new instrument? Becoming an actor or actress? Getting a perfect grade in one or more of your classes? Sometimes, new things like this can feel very hard. They push us and challenge us. We may fail several…

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Simone Biles – An Olympic Champion Who Worked Her Way To The Top

Nineteen year old Simone Biles is one of the best gymnasts who has ever lived. She has won more Olympic medals than any other American gymnast.  And while she now makes gymnastics look simple, her road to the top was anything but easy! When she was young, Simone’s parents were not able to take care of…

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Inspiring Quotes for Young Athletes

Do you play sports? If you do, then you know the value of hard work, commitment, and determination in achieving success.  Playing sports can help you learn the importance of these values. Sports can also teach you so much about yourself and the world around you. It can help you develop good character, values and habits early on…

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