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Ryan Hreljac – Giving Clean Water to the World, One Well at a Time

When he was in first grade, Ryan Hreljac learned that there were people in the world who had no clean water, and it moved him. Right then and there, he decided he wanted to help people get clean water. So Ryan started doing extra chores and raising money to provide wells for people in underdeveloped countries. In 1999, at…

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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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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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Kids with Diabetes – Just Trying to Live Normal Lives

Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people. And for a kid with diabetes, it is a challenging effort just to have a normal childhood! Daily, a diabetic kid must monitor blood sugar levels, be cautious about which foods to eat, and take doses of insulin. These things and other complications make it difficult for a kid to pursue…

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Ashley Fiolek – Deaf Female Motorcross Champion

This is the story of Ashley Fiolek, female motorcross champion. Ashley has been deaf her whole life! She recently wrote a book called “Kicking Up Dirt” that tells her inspirational story. This video tells Ashley’s story as well. Additional Resources: Check out Ashley’s website! Here is another video called “At Home With Ashley Fiolek”. Topics for Discussion: What would it…

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