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Jake Olson – A Young Man Loses His Sight, But Finds His Way

When he was 9 years old, cancer forced the removal of Jake Olson’s left eye. After that, he overcame the return of cancer eight times…but the ninth time proved too much and his right eye also had to be removed. But Jake’s courage and optimism in the face of potential blindness has always been extraordinary. He always loved…

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Arthur Ashe – A Life of Service and Impact!

Arthur Ashe was an American tennis player who showed his greatness both on and off the court. This year, as the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, which is now played at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in New York City, celebrates it’s 50th year, it is a good time to look back at his amazing life of…

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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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Jann Mardenborough – From Gamer to Formula One Driver!

Jann Madenborough grew up in Cardiff, United Kingdom, dreaming about racing cars. So, like many kids who cannot yet drive, he became involved playing racing videos games. When he was 8 years old, he started to race Go Karts on a real track.  He loved it. And he was good at it. But it was…

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Kathrine Switzer – Breaking Women’s Barriers for 50 Years!

Kathrine Switzer loved to run. And she loved challenges. So when her college coach told her that a woman could not finish a (26.2 mile) marathon, she set out to prove him wrong! In 1967, Kathrine became the first woman ever to compete in the Boston Marathon. This was before the rules even allowed for…

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Kevin Hart – Hard Work, Fitness and Fun Lead to Success On and Off the Stage

You may know of actor and comedian Kevin Hart from movies like Jumanji or Captain Underpants. He is becoming one of the world’s most famous celebrities. But it is not his fame that impresses us.  It is his drive.  It is his hard work.  It is his desire to help others.  And it is the lessons…

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The Dutch Destroyer – 10 Year Old Lukas Kusters Legacy of Courage and Gratitude

Lukas Kusters grew up in Wilmington, Deleware loving the sport of football! He was so good at it that he became known by his team as “The Dutch Destroyer”.  His dream was to one day play in the National Football League (NFL) for his favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles. When Lukas was just 9, he…

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JJ Watt – Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others

Dream Big, Work Hard, Help Others.  Those words define NFL player JJ Watt’s approach to life and his recipe for success on and off the field.  Although JJ, who plays for the Houston Texans, is perhaps the best defensive player in the National Football League (NFL), he is just as focused on being the best…

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Every Kid Deserves a Bike! Teacher Katie Blomquist Makes it Happen for Entire School!

Katie Blomquist, a 1st grade teacher at Pepperhill Elementary School in North Charleston, South Carolina, learned last year that one of her students wanted a bike for his birthday.  But his parents could not afford it. So, like most other people that you will find here on InspireMyKids, she decided to do something about it!…

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6 Year Old Tommy Morrissey – One Armed Golfer Shows Nothing Is Impossible!

Tommy Morrissey loves to play golf. He is really, really, good at it. At only 6 years old, he is just getting started.  It is very unusual for someone so young to be so good! But that is just the start.  What is even more amazing, is that Tommy plays golf with one arm! You…

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