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That's Amazing

“That’s Amazing” – The End Kids Are Just Getting Started!

The End Family, from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, is like many other large families. The kids play together, argue, and compete with each other. But they are different in a few amazing ways. To start, there are 7 children, including 4 boys and 3 girls! And they have some very unique skills! After watching YouTube stars…

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Jessica Long

Jessica Long – “The Only Disability in Life is a Negative Attitude”

Jessica Long, from Baltimore, Maryland, USA is a champion by all definitions of the word. She is one of the world’s most decorated swimmers.  Jessica was the youngest athlete, at 12 years old, to win a Paralympics medal. And she is now on a mission to inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes.  But her…

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Principal Darby – Going Way Beyond The Call of Duty to Help Students in Need!

Henry Darby, the Principal of North Charleston High School, learned from a young age to help others in need, without expecting anything in return. And when COVID impacted his students, 90% of whom already live in poverty, he decided to step up. To do so, Principal Darby took on a second job, working the night…

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Grit

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 times….

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Jennifer Bricker

Jennifer Bricker – Gymnast Born Without Legs Shows That 'Everything is Possible'

The story of Jennifer Bricker is one of the most amazing ones we have have ever featured on IMK! It is full of both great life lessons and great surprises. It is a story everyone should know. Jennifer was born in Romania without any legs. She was later adopted by a loving American family, the Bricker’s, and…

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Mikaela Shiffrin – Olympic Ski Champion Did It With Hard Work

Mikaela Shiffrin is a world champion US Olympic skier and the youngest World Cup ski champion in the history of the USA.  Yet, her goal has never been to win championships but just to keep getting better at what she does. So, how did Mikaela become so good at what she does at such a…

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Mikaela Shiffrin – USA’s Youngest Ski Champion Did It With Hard Work

Mikaela Shiffrin is now a 21 year old girl from Colorado.  She is also the youngest World Cup ski champion in the history of the USA and a 3 time winner of the World Cup.  Yet, her goal has never been to win championships but just to keep getting better at what she does. So,…

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try your best

Great Quotes for Kids About Hard Work and Doing Your Best

Sometimes, doing your best work or trying your hardest at something is difficult.  It may have to do with trying to do something new for the first time, like a new sport or activity at school.  It may have to do with doing homework for a subject that is not your favorite or is not…

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Zion Harvey

Zion Harvey – New Hands and New Hope!

Nine-year-old Zion Harvey from Maryland is, hands down, one of the most amazing kids you’ll ever meet! He recently made medical history as the first child to have double hand transplant surgery! When Zion was a toddler, his hands and feet had to be removed due to a bad infection. While he never let this stop…

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Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky – Olympic Champion Has No Secret to Her Success

Katie Ledecky, from Bethesda, Maryland, is still a teenager, yet she has won 5 Olympic Medals and 9 World Championships in her sport of swimming! How did she do all of this at such a young age? The secret, according to Katie, is that there is no secret! For one thing, she started young. Katie…

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