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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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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…

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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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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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Chelsea Werner

Chelsea Werner – Young Gymnast Soars Above Down Syndrome

Chelsea Werner was born with Down Syndrome, a condition that can cause certain medical issues including low muscle tone. Shortly after she was born, Chelsea’s parents decided to get her into gymnastics to help build her muscles.  After a long search, they found a great coach who was willing to teach her. When she started off, Chelsea…

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