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Lauren Hill – Never Give Up – Brain Cancer Can't Stop Hoop Dreams

From the time she was young, Lauren Hill’s life long dream was to play college basketball.  When she accepted an offer to play at Mount St. Joseph College (near Cincinnati) her dream seemed ready to come true. Until she developed brain cancer last year. Lauren was told she had only two years to live at…

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Cathy Rush – “Dreams Are For Everyone”!

In 1971, there were many in the world who still believed that a woman’s potential for success was limited. Enter Cathy Rush, the young wife of a basketball referee who had just taken a job as head women’s basketball coach at Immaculata College in suburban Philadelphia. Immaculata was a very small Catholic girls’ school run by nuns, and…

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Kayla Wheeler and Breanna Sprenger – Two Champions Making the Most of Their Gifts

Kayla Wheeler, a teenager from Lynnwood, Washington, was born with with no legs and only one arm. Yet, that has not stopped her from becoming a very, very full person! She is a record setting swimmer, plays piano, is an A student and a very happy person. At 16 years old, she is only just…

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Quincy Symonds – Inspiring 6 Year Old Surfs Past Medical Issues

Quincy Symonds is a 6 year old like no other. She is one of the best surfers and skateboarders for her age in the world.  If her athletic talents are not enough, she achieved them despite a serious medical condition she was born with called congenital adrenal hyperplasia.  The disease requires Quincy to take medicine three times every day….

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Great Quotes for Kids About Courage

Have you ever done something that you knew was the right thing to do, but you were scared to do it?  Or maybe you did something that looked very hard, but you decided to try it.  That is courage in action and you probably felt very good about what you did.  And you should! Courage…

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Kevin Curwick – High School QB Takes on Bullying One Tweet at a Time

Kevin Curwick is a senior at Osseo High School in Minnesota and also the captain of the school’s football team.  Kevin does not have to worry about being bullied himself, but he has made it a priority to care for others who are being bullied. In fact, after seeing many schoolmates being bullied online and…

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6 Year Old Danny Keefe – His Special 'Band of Brothers' Takes on Bullying

Danny Keefe, a kindergartner at Mitchell Elementary School in Bridgewater, MA, is also the official water coach for the Division 5 Badgers Peewee Football Team. Danny is not only an important part of the football team, but a very unique dresser. He likes to wear a tie, suit and fedora hat to school each day…

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6 Year Old Danny Keefe – His Special ‘Band of Brothers’ Takes on Bullying

Danny Keefe, a kindergartner at Mitchell Elementary School in Bridgewater, MA, is also the official water coach for the Division 5 Badgers Peewee Football Team. Danny is not only an important part of the football team, but a very unique dresser. He likes to wear a tie, suit and fedora hat to school each day…

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Jack Wellman – SI SportsKid of the Year Helps Newtown Rise

Last year, we were thrilled to share the wonderful and inspiring story of 2012 SI SportsKids of the Year, Caden and Conner Long. This year, we are equally excited to spread the uplifting story of 14 year old Jack Wellman, a multi-sport athlete from Newtown, CT who was just named 2013 SportsKid of the Year!  This…

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The Play That Changed Lives… For the Better

As a 5th grade football coach this story really showed me how important athletics are for teaching valuable lessons in life. The Olivet Eagles football team at Olivet Middle School in Olivet, Michigan, decided to run a play and intentionally not score, all without their coaches knowing. The football team planned the play for weeks,…

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