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Paul Callahan – Sailing to Prevail and Inspiring Others to Do the Same

By any measure, Paul Callahan is an incredibly successful man. He is a husband, father, Harvard graduate, CEO of his own company, philanthropist, and world-class sailing expert. In fact, his sailing pursuits have taken him all the way to the Paralympics! But what makes Paul’s success even more tremendous is that he has accomplished all…

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First the Olympics, Now the Paralympics – It's a Summer of Amazing Inspiration!

Over the past few weeks, the world watched in awe as the 10,000 athletes of the XXX Olympiad gave their all and inspired millions with their strength and determination. Some of the most touching stories of the London 2012 Olympics were the ones in which athletes overcame hardship to pursue their dreams.  If you were inspired by the determination…

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John Orozco – No Gold, But Still a Champion by any Measure

Olympic gymnast John Orozco may not have medaled at the 2012 London Olympics, but he still has reason to hold his head high. John started life as a poor boy from the Bronx who happened to like gymnastics. His parents enrolled him in a gymnastics class, and that started it all….. Although it was not easy for John…

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Sarah Reinertsen – "Tougher Than the Rest"

Sarah Reinertsen is an incredible athlete, having competed in and finished one of the world’s most grueling races – the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Although this would be a tremendous feat for anyone, it is even more amazing for Sarah. That’s because Sarah is an amputee! When Sarah was a young girl, her left leg…

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Ben Comen – Giving His All For a Place to Belong

When 18-year-old Ben Comen was born with cerebral palsy, his parents thought that their son would never walk. However, Ben saw things differently. His greatest desire was to have a place to belong, and for that Ben was willing to overcome his physical limitations and not just walk but run! Throughout his childhood, Ben tried to…

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Nnamdi Asomugha – Helping Others Realize Their Dreams, Just Like He Has!

If you know football, you have likely heard the name Nnamdi Asomugha. He is one of the best cornerbacks in the National Football League (NFL), currently playing with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, for Nnamdi, football is only one part of the picture. When not playing football, Nnamdi spends much of his time helping others! Nnamdi is the…

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Chrysa Nowell – Bringing New Meaning to the Words "Competitive Athlete"!

15-year-old Chrysa Nowell is a competitive athlete, swimming on her high school’s swim team. When Chrysa gets in the pool, she doesn’t outswim anyone, and she never places in any of her meets. Yet she is one of the most dedicated and beloved competitors of all. That’s because Chrysa has a disease called arthrogryposis that…

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Giavanni Ruffin – Determination Beyond Compare

At East Carolina University, Giavanni Ruffin was a talented, promising football player. However, when the time came for the NFL draft, Giavanni somehow didn’t get picked. But Giavanni didn’t let that discourage him. Instead, he became a free agent and got to work making sure he and his game were in top form. Currently, Giavanni is still a free agent,…

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Pride, Determination, Resilience (PDR) – The Amazing Swim Team of Jim Ellis

Pride, determination, and resilience – combine these three qualities, and you’ve got a solid foundation for excellence. To Jim Ellis, these qualities were important ones to teach kids, especially underserved kids who might not have many examples of them. Jim chose to teach kids these qualities by sharing with them something he loved – swimming. In 1972, Jim…

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Gridiron Heroes – Offering Seeds of Hope to Fallen Athletes

In 2001, Chris Canales was a star athlete on his high school football team. On November 2, 2001, he was having an incredible game, playing in top form. However, with one tragic hit, that all changed in an instant. That hit paralyzed Chris, ending his football career and altering his life forever. After his paralysis, Chris and his family felt…

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