We found 292 posts for Maggie Hofstaedter

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Wyatt Erber – The Biggest of Hearts in a Very Small Package!

Wyatt Erber is only 8 years old, but when it comes to compassion and kind-heartedness, he has got it in the bag! This past summer, Wyatt participated in a scavenger hunt and won a big prize – $1,000! But the real treasure came shortly after Wyatt’s victory…. Wyatt’s neighbor, Cara, is a 2-year-old girl who has…

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Matt Stutzman – “A Foot Above the Competition”!

At age 29, Matt Stutzman has already accomplished a lot in his life….he is a husband, a father, an outdoorsman, and a world-class archer! But the best part of all is that Matt has achieved these things despite the fact that he was born with no arms…… Throughout his life, Matt has worked hard to live the most normal…

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Gabriel Muniz – Chasing His Dream, Even with No Feet!

In many ways, Brazilian Gabriel Muniz is just a typical 11-year-old boy – he likes to play sports, hangs out with his friends, and dislikes homework. But in two very special ways, Gabriel Muniz is anything but typical. You see, at 11, Gabriel is already an extremely talented soccer player who has caught the attention of his country’s top soccer organizations….

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Ahmed Kelly – Once an Orphan, Now an Aspiring Paralympian!

For Ahmed Kelly and his brother Emmanuel, life didn’t have the best start. They were born in the middle of a war zone and abandoned at an orphanage, both with severely deformed arms and legs. However, at the age of 6, the lives of Ahmed and Emmanuel were forever changed when a lady named Moira Kelly brought…

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Paul Callahan – Sailing to Prevail and Inspiring Others to Do the Same

By any measure, Paul Callahan is an incredibly successful man. He is a husband, father, Harvard graduate, CEO of his own company, philanthropist, and world-class sailing expert. In fact, his sailing pursuits have taken him all the way to the Paralympics! But what makes Paul’s success even more tremendous is that he has accomplished all…

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Neil Armstrong – A Humble Man, An Extraordinary Journey

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words spoken by astronaut Neil Armstrong, the legendary astronaut who recently passed away, as he took the first footsteps ever taken by a man onto the moon! Born on August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong was the son of a pilot who followed in his father’s…

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Samantha Garvey – From Homelessness to High Honor!

In January 2012, high school senior Samantha Garvey was facing a very tough time. Her family, who had endured financial difficulties throughout her childhood, had just lost their home and had to take refuge in a local shelter. Samantha was a gifted, hard-working student, but her situation made it hard for her to focus. Then came great news……Samantha’s dedication to her studies…

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Birch Community Services – Giving New Meaning to the Word Community!

In the early 1990s, Barry and Suzanne Birch learned from friends that bread was going to waste at some establishments in their area. Knowing that this food could feed the poor, they began picking the bread up and distributing it to those in need. Before they knew it, their house was full of bread and they were serving dozens…

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Emily Buell – Helping Disabled Students with her College Bound Canines!

It’s that time of year again……back-to-school time! For kindergarteners through those heading off to college, it’s a time of new beginnings and new challenges. But for students with disabilities, especially those entering college, the challenges of a new school year may be overwhelming.  High school student Emily Buell realized this, and she decided to do something about…

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First the Olympics, Now the Paralympics – It's a Summer of Amazing Inspiration!

Over the past few weeks, the world watched in awe as the 10,000 athletes of the XXX Olympiad gave their all and inspired millions with their strength and determination. Some of the most touching stories of the London 2012 Olympics were the ones in which athletes overcame hardship to pursue their dreams.  If you were inspired by the determination…

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