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John O'Leary

Motivational Speaking and Programming

Many children are growing up in an environment that is absent of authentic role models but increasingly flush with negative media influences that promote fame, flash, conflict and blame, over character development, accountability, unity and impacting the greater good.  It is an environment where values development can be low or absent and an emphasis on…

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Great Hero Quotes for Kids

When you think of the word “hero”, who comes to mind? A firefighter? A soldier? A comic-book crimefighter? Well, these do all fit into the category of hero, but many others do as well. For instance, an animal that rescues its family from a fire is most definitely a hero! So is a volunteer who quietly feeds…

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Boy Scouts in Action!

The Boy Scouts have long been known as a top-notch group that encourages boys to be the best they can be. The Boy Scouts help boys develop character, learn how to become responsible citizens, and even improve their fitness! And the results of this group’s efforts with boys have been nothing short of amazing. Boy Scout…

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Pearl the Dog – "A Homeless Dog Becomes a Hero"!

In early 2008, the life of labrador retriever Pearl was anything but good, as she found herself homeless in an animal shelter. But soon after, her life improved drastically when volunteers from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation rescued her and began to train her as a search dog. In July 2008 she was matched…

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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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Freedom Service Dogs – Taking "Man's Best Friend" to a Whole New Level!

It is often said that dogs are man’s best friend. Well, this has never been more true than with a very special group of dogs called Freedom Service Dogs. These dogs, who originally come from shelters, are specially trained to be able to help people with everyday tasks. And the people they help? Disabled veterans! When Freedom…

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Jeremy Bloom's Wish of a Lifetime Trip to WWII Memorial

Many athletes devote their time and money to kids’ charities. But two-time Olympic gold skier and ex-pro football player Jeremy Bloom spends his time helping seniors. In 2008, inspired by his grandmother, Bloom founded Wish of a Lifetime. Since then he has made countless dreams come true for low-income seniors. In March 2010, Jeremy and his team took…

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Dylan Mahalingam – A Worldwide Phenomenon at Only 16!

Dylan Mahalingam is 16 years old, and in many ways he is a typical teenage boy. He plays sports, is a black-belt in karate, enjoys math and science in school, and loves to play musical instruments. But in one very important way, Dylan is anything but typical. You see, Dylan also spends a large amount…

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Harry Moseley – He Rose Above His Misfortune to Help Others

When Harry Moseley was just 7 years old, he and his family were given terrible news. They were told that Harry had an inoperable brain tumor. Harry and his family were devastated, but they still tried to do everything they could. They sought medical treatments to try to combat the tumor, and he still went to…

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Shining Bright Through "The Sparkle Effect"

On the outside, Sarah Cronk and Sarah Herr were typical teenage girls – they were pretty and popular and cheerleaders on their high school varsity cheerleading squad. But on the inside, these girls were something much more. Instead of simply enjoying their cheerleading squad status, the Sarahs wanted other kids to be able to share in the special feeling as…

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