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Persistence – Brandon Crawford, 31-year-old College Football Star

This is a story of persistence by a young man named Brandon Crawford. Brandon played Division I football for Ball State University at the of 31. Check out his story of never quitting on your dreams.

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Stephen Wampler – First Person with Cerebral Palsy to Climb El Capitan

Stephen Wampler is a man who has continuously pushed boundaries. Without the use of his legs, he utilized a cable system to literally pull himself up with his hands (20,000 times!) to reach the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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Charlie Simpson – 7-year-old Raises More Than $100,000 for Haiti in One Day!

Charlie Simpson, aged 7, is a super-fundraiser. He has raised over $100,000 on a sponsored bike ride for the relief effort in Haiti. Check out his story in this video. Additional Resources: Here is an article about Charlie and his amazing fundraising effort. Here is another article about Charlie. Topics for Discussion: What made Charlie…

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Johnny Strange – Youngest Person Ever to Climb the Seven Summits

“Impossible is nothing,” says former Cub Scout Johnny Strange. Indeed, he lived out those words last summer when he climbed Mount Everest and Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko. By conquering those two peaks, Johnny became the youngest person ever to climb the Seven Summits — the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. This video tells…

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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Almost every day we hear stories about people who have done extraordinary things in their lives. But what we don’t realize is that often these people started out in very ordinary ways. This video shows a number of these ordinary people who went on to do extraordinary things. Additional Resources: Here’s a website that tells the stories of more ordinary people…

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Livestrong Dares – Take a Dare and Change Your Life!

Livestrong Dares is a program created by the  Livestrong Foundation. It offers a group of dares that challenge people to make improvements in everything from health and fitness to bad habits to relationships. And as people take these dares, they can look to the Livestrong Dares website for support and encouragement. Here is a video in which…

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Amazing Athletes – Wrestler Rohan Murphy

This is the story of Penn State wrestler Rohan Murphy. His severe disability never interfered with his passion for sports. This video tells Rohan’s story. Additional Resources: Here is Rohan’s website. This video is a Nike commercial featuring Rohan as he aimed to qualify for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Topics for Discussion: How has Rohan been able…

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Katy Sullivan – 2008 Beijing Paralympian

Katy Sullivan was born without legs, but she didn’t let that stop her from living life to the fullest. After trying out various sports and even successfully pursuing a career in acting, Katy decided to get into running. In March 2006, she got a pair of carbon fiber legs and started running for the first time. In just…

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Norman Vaughan – "Dream Big and Dare To Fail"

Adventurer Norman Vaughan was a member of Admiral Richard Byrd’s 1928 expedition to the South Pole, serving as a dog handler. In 1930, Admiral Byrd named one of the peaks he conquered during his expedition after Norman and two other dog handlers. And it was then that Norman decided he wanted to scale the peak that had been named after him….

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The Ultimate Act of Sportsmanship

Here is an inspiring story of sportmanship, on the field, in women’s college softball. To see the actual events as they unfolded, check out the video taken by one of the players’ moms: Additional Resources: Here is a video about what happened at the game. Here is an article that tells the story. Topics for Discussion:…

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