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Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa – From Poor Immigrant to Renowned Brain Surgeon!

In 1987, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa was a poor boy from Mexico who was desperate to help his family. Out of this desperation, at 19 years old, Alfredo crossed the border from Mexico into America and took a job as a farm laborer. Originally, his goal was to make money and return to Mexico. But once in America, he…

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Ben Underwood – He Defied the Odds Just To Be a Normal Teenager!

Overall, Ben Underwood was your ordinary teenage boy – he liked to ride his bike, play video games, and hang out with his friends. But in one major way, Ben was anything but ordinary….. At a very young age, Ben lost both of his eyes to cancer. However, Ben decided that he wasn’t going to…

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Erik Weihenmayer – Achieving The Peak of Success, Literally!

In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer achieved a goal that many have sought but only a few have attained – he scaled Mount Everest. This feat is amazing in itself, but it is made even more incredible by the fact that Erik is blind! Despite his blindness, and with help from an amazing support team, Erik defied the…

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Jessica Cox – Surefooted and Defying the Odds

Jessica Cox is a young woman who has already accomplished a lot in her life. She has graduated college, begun a career as a motivational speaker, earned two blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, and even learned to fly a plane! But even more amazing is the fact that Jessica has attained these goals despite the fact…

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The Horse Boy – Rowan Isaacson

In 2007, young Rowan Isaacson gained a new nickname – the Horse Boy. The nickname was a wonderful thing, because it was a love of horses that started Rowan on a path to overcoming his severe autism. It all began when Rowan met Betsy, a horse belonging to his neighbor. The pair quickly connected, and…

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Hope for the Homeless, One Stitch at a Time

Shifra Mincer was a shy sixth grader when she was asked a question that changed her life. While serving dinner at a soup kitchen, someone asked the question “Can anyone here sew?”. Although she was nervous, Shifra spoke up and said that she could sew. It started her on a journey of kindness that would continue…

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Chinese Deaf Dancers – Dancing to Their Own Beat!

In China, there is an amazing group of dancers who stun audiences with their beautiful performances. But the most incredible thing about this group is that they perform their dances without being able to hear the music, because they are deaf! This video tells the story of these unique dancers from the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe. Additional…

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Gretchen Witt Bakes Cookies for the Ultimate Cause….Helping Fight Kids' Cancer

In February 2007, Gretchen Witt’s life changed forever. That month, she found out that her two-year-old son Liam had neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer. So she began researching his condition to find out what she could do to help him. As she did her research, Gretchen learned that money is desperately needed for pediatric cancer research, so…

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Kylie Copenhagen – At Only Six Years Old, She Invented a Board Game!

Kylie Copenhagen was your average first grader, assigned a class project to make a game about an insect. And the insect Kylie liked most was the ladybug, so it became the subject of her game. But after the project was done, Kylie and her family found themselves still playing the game again and again – they really enjoyed…

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Don't Scream for Ice Cream! All You Have to Do Is Smile….

There once was an ice cream machine that just wanted to make people happy…….. It sounds like the beginning of a silly story, but this story is actually true! As part of a campaign called Share Happy, Unilever, the world’s largest ice cream manufacturer, had an ice cream vending machine designed that would dispense free ice…

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