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Cullen Jones – Olympian Goes From Nearly Drowning to Saving Lives

When Cullen Jones was 5 years old he nearly drowned.  Instead of letting this horrible incident create more fear around water, Cullen decided instead to become a good swimmer. But not just any good swimmer. In case you have not heard of him, Cullen Jones is the first African American to win an Olympic Gold…

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Molly the Pony – Inspiring Hope, One Gallop at a Time!

There once was a pony named Molly, who lived with her owners in Louisiana. But then came Hurricane Katrina… After Hurricane Katrina, Molly was on her own, her owners nowhere to be found in the aftermath of the terrible storm. Within a few weeks, she was rescued and taken to a farm. But there Molly…

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Lillian Weber – 99 Year Old Makes A Dress A Day For African Children

For the last few years, Lillian Weber, a 99 year old woman from Iowa, has had a big goal. She wants to create 1,000 dresses for African children by her 100th birthday on May 6th, 2015. So far, she has made hundreds of dresses and is on track to achieve her goal! Lillian helps support…

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Braylon O’Neill – When Lifes Throws a Curveball, Hit it Out of the Park

Braylon O’Neill likes to do the same things that many other athletic 6-year-old boys do. His is super active.  He enjoys sports like baseball, gymnastics, swimming, golf, and tennis. He also likes to run. The only thing different about Braylon is that he does all of this using two prosthetic (or artificial) legs! Braylon was born…

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Braylon O'Neill – When Lifes Throws a Curveball, Hit it Out of the Park

Braylon O’Neill likes to do the same things that many other athletic 6-year-old boys do. His is super active.  He enjoys sports like baseball, gymnastics, swimming, golf, and tennis. He also likes to run. The only thing different about Braylon is that he does all of this using two prosthetic (or artificial) legs! Braylon was born…

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Chelsea Werner – Young Gymnast Soars Above Down Syndrome

Chelsea Werner was born with Down Syndrome, a condition that can cause certain medical issues including low muscle tone. Shortly after she was born, Chelsea’s parents decided to get her into gymnastics to help build her muscles.  After a long search, they found a great coach who was willing to teach her. When she started off, Chelsea…

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Joey Prusak: Dairy Queen Teen Does The Right Thing

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “It is always the right time to do the right thing.” Joey Prusak, a teenager from Minnesota and manager of a Dairy Queen, is a person who recently demonstrated that thought. While serving customers at his Dairy Queen recently, Joey observed someone on line drop a $20 bill….

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Polar Bear Camp? Inspiring Kids to Make a Difference with the Environment

Well, it’s not exactly a camp run by polar bears! It’s more like a camp run every year during polar bear migration time. And it’s run by Polar Bears International (PBI). Polar Bears International is the world’s leading polar bear protection group.  They focus on saving bears from the many problems they face in the modern world.  These…

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Isaiah Austin and Owen Gray – Bound by Courage, Purpose and Attitude

Isaiah Austin, one of college basketball’s top players, and Owen Gray, a 13 year old basketball player from Texas, have an unlikely bond. Not only do they share a love of basketball, but they recently learned that they both share the same medical condition, Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in 5,000 people. Since Marfan…

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Great Perseverance Quotes for Kids

“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith If you think about the quote above, it is really a very simple concept. However, the reality of actually getting up each time, especially that one last time, can sometimes be incredibly hard. This is the idea of perseverance, and it…

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