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Homeless Teenager Nick Wood Shows Courage Every Day

Nick Wood is an inspirational teenager. He is homeless, but he doesn’t let his circumstances bring him down. In fact, he finds a way to thrive in a new school and environment. He does so with the help of a thoughtful football coach and because he wants to create a better life for himself. Additional Resources: Here is an article that…

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NBA Player Takes a 13-year-old Ball Boy's Advice to Heart

Terrence Williams is an NBA player for the New Jersey Nets. Recently, he learned a valuable lesson when he did a stint with the Nets D league affiliate. He was sent there as a punishment for being late to practice and meetings. Sometimes it’s easy to lose your perspective on how furtunate you are. But luckily…

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John Wood Left Microsoft to Change the World by Building Libraries in Third World Countries

In 1998, John Wood was a Microsoft executive when he took a vacation that changed his life forever. The vacation started as a trekking holiday in Nepal, but it became a spiritual journey and then a mission. John decided he wanted to change the world one book and one child at a time by setting up libraries in the developing…

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Handicapped Band Staff Benda Bilili Inspires the World

Imagine that you live in one of the poorest countries on earth. Now imagine that you are also a paraplegic and live on the grounds of a zoo. What do you do? You focus on your abilities! Staff Benda Bilili is a band in Congo whose members have various physical ailments. They joined together in 2004 to focus on…

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How Much Joy Can a Bike Bring To A Child in Need? Ask Dan Austin, Founder of 88 Bikes.

In 2006, Dan Austin and his brother spent two weeks in Cambodia working at a children’s hospital. During that trip, they took a bike ride through the countryside. Then, after they rode, they planned to donate their bikes to the local orphanage. They thought this act of kindness would make a great ending to their Cambodian trip. But after they met the 88…

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Tayla Kelley – Dancing Her Way Through Life Despite Illness

Do you think you have it hard? Tayla Kelley has had it hard for a long time. She has a rare health issue that has kept her in and out of hospitals for much of her life. But still she has a positive outlook, determination and a passion for dancing. Using these, she turns her adversity into inspiration for her…

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A Small Act of Kindness Can Make a Huge Difference

The film A SMALL ACT follows the story of Chris Mburu. He was the top student in his Kenyan village. But with no money for school fees, he had little hope of a future. Then, a total stranger named Hilde Back sponsored his early education through a “sponsor a needy child” campaign. She paid roughly $15 dollars a term…

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The Heart of It All – A Special Ed Teacher and Classroom Who Are Changing the World

We are amazed and inspired at the courage, determination, caring and positive actions of the people in our stories. Often their stories began with a small spark. Something moved them and they wanted to take action. Moving from inspiration to action is exactly what we hoped to create with inspiremykids.com. We search the world over for inspiring…

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Perseverance – The Story of Derek Redmond In the 1992 Olympics

For those of you old enough to remember the 1992 Olympics, this video of Derek Redmond was one of the most memorable moments of those entire Olympics. Derek badly injures his hamstring but somehow finds the strength to finish the race with the help of his dad.

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Ben Dunlap Discusses the Impact of His Hungarian Mentor

Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.

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