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Kayla Montgomery Inspires On and Off the Track

Kayla Montgomery is battling Multiple Sclerosis (MS), yet she happens to be one of the top female runners in North Carolina. MS is a disease that interrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body.  MS often makes standing and walking very difficult, let alone running. With every race Kayla completely looses feeling in her…

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The Panyee Football Club – A Near-Impossible Dream Realized

Once upon a time, there was a group of boys who wanted to play soccer……… This might not sound like the start of a typical fairy tale of wishes and magic. But for the boys of the Panyee Football Club, this was the beginning of their dream come true. Only their dream came true not through…

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Cathy Rush – “Dreams Are For Everyone”!

In 1971, there were many in the world who still believed that a woman’s potential for success was limited. Enter Cathy Rush, the young wife of a basketball referee who had just taken a job as head women’s basketball coach at Immaculata College in suburban Philadelphia. Immaculata was a very small Catholic girls’ school run by nuns, and…

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Kayla Wheeler and Breanna Sprenger – Two Champions Making the Most of Their Gifts

Kayla Wheeler, a teenager from Lynnwood, Washington, was born with no legs and only one arm. Yet, that has not stopped her from becoming a very, very full person! She is a record-setting swimmer, plays piano, is an A student, and a very happy person. At 16 years old, she is only just getting started….

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Kevin Curwick – High School QB Takes on Bullying One Tweet at a Time

Kevin Curwick is a senior at Osseo High School in Minnesota and also the captain of the school’s football team.  Kevin does not have to worry about being bullied himself, but he has made it a priority to care for others who are being bullied. In fact, after seeing many schoolmates being bullied online and…

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Jack Wellman – SI SportsKid of the Year Helps Newtown Rise

Last year, we were thrilled to share the wonderful and inspiring story of 2012 SI SportsKids of the Year, Caden and Conner Long. This year, we are equally excited to spread the uplifting story of 14 year old Jack Wellman, a multi-sport athlete from Newtown, CT who was just named 2013 SportsKid of the Year!  This…

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The Play That Changed Lives… For the Better

As a 5th grade football coach this story really showed me how important athletics are for teaching valuable lessons in life. The Olivet Eagles football team at Olivet Middle School in Olivet, Michigan, decided to run a play and intentionally not score, all without their coaches knowing. The football team planned the play for weeks,…

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Wilma Rudolph – She Defied the Odds to Achieve Olympic Glory!

As the first American female ever to win three Olympic gold medals, Wilma Rudolph is one of the world’s most celebrated athletes. However, her Olympic success was not easily won – it was the result of incredible strength and determination, as Wilma fought to overcome odds that were stacked high against her. Wilma was born in 1940 into a…

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Really Good and Really Young: Check Out These Amazing Child Prodigies

A child prodigy is a young person who displays unusual or amazing talent at something. Each of the videos below are of different child prodigies showing their talents. They are all young and amazing at what they do.  As you  will see it takes hard work and dedication to be this good, this young. 11-year-old…

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Inspiring Videos of the Week (5/7/13): Find Your Greatness

Jonny Hickey is a young boy with Autism who found it hard to communicate with others. Then he met Xena, a very sick rescue dog who was expected to die. Well, not only did Xena survive, but her comfort has helped Jonny to express himself and he is a new person. Jonny and Xena make…

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