We found 285 posts for Perseverance

Jessica Long

Jessica Long – “The Only Disability in Life is a Negative Attitude”

Jessica Long, from Baltimore, Maryland, USA is a champion by all definitions of the word. She is one of the world’s most decorated swimmers.  Jessica was the youngest athlete, at 12 years old, to win a Paralympics medal. And she is now on a mission to inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes.  But her…

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Jerry Lawson

Jerry Lawson – A Father of Modern Gaming!

You most likely have not heard of Jerry Lawson.  But there is a good chance he has impacted your life!  Especially if you’ve ever played a video game. Childhood Inventions Jerry Lawson had a love of science and invention from a very young age.  And, with support from his family and teachers, he took that…

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Two Blind Brothers

Two Blind Brothers – Bradford and Bryan Manning Have Vision to Fight Blindness

When they were 7 years old, Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, an eye disease that causes blindness over an extended period of time.  Now in their thirties, the blind brothers have both lost their central vision. They see mostly using their peripheral vision or, in other words, out of the…

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Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao – Time’s First Kid of the Year – “If I Can Do It, You Can Do It!”

Gitanjali Rao is a sophomore and avid inventor from STEM School Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, Colorado. In her short life, she has used scientific creativity to address many real-world problems, like lead in drinking water, drug abuse, and bullying. Her amazing accomplishments and spirit were recognized when she was recently selected as Time Magazine’s…

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Attitude is Everything – Great Quotes for Kids About the Power of Attitude!

Do you want to have more fun?  Do you want to do better in school, sports or other activities?  Do you want your parents to treat you better?   There is one simple way to do this.  Improve your attitude!  To help you do so, we’ve compiled some great Quotes for Kids About Attitude.  But before…

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No arms, No problem – Meet Richie Parker, NASCAR champion

Richie Parker has never listened to people telling him what he could not do. Born without arms, he and his parents did not let this stop him from having a normal childhood. This attitude served him well as he became an adult.  His amazing perseverance and focus has enabled him to not only live independently,…

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Chris Nikic

Chris Nikic – An Ironman Inside and Out!

Chris Nikic just did the impossible! At least what people thought was impossible. But apparently, he did not get the message! Chris, a 21-year-old young man from Maitland, Florida, completed an Ironman triathlon. An Ironman consists of a 112 mile run a 2.4-mile swim and a 26.2-mile run. While this is an amazing accomplishment for…

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Grit

Quotes for Kids About Grit

Have you ever had a big goal? Like running a 5K race? Building a go-kart? Learning a new instrument? Becoming an actor or actress? Getting a perfect grade in one or more of your classes? Sometimes, new things like this can feel very hard. They push us and challenge us. We may fail several times….

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Tommy Rhomberg

Tommy Rhomberg – 12 Year Old Goes to Bat for Storm Victims!

After a 140 MPH “derecho” storm tore through his town in Iowa, 12 Year Old Tommy Rhomberg decided to help victims recover.  And he has done it with baseball bats.  Yes, baseball bats!  Let’s find out how. As Tommy told CBS News, he felt like he needed to do something when he realized how lucky…

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Alyssa Carson

Alyssa Carson: Teenage Astronaut in Training Aims to Be Among First Humans on Mars!

When she was just 3 years old, Alyssa Carson took an interest in the planet Mars while watching an episode of the Backyardigans. From that moment, her lifelong passion and curiosity in space began! At a very young age, Alyssa, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA started to do all things space! Here are some of…

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