We found 287 posts for Perseverance

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An Autistic Boy We Can All Learn From

For 12-year-old Malaysian Umar Hasfizal, his autism is no match for his courage and angelic voice. He is a hero to inspire us all. In this video, Umar leads a choir of 25 autistic children from the National Autism Society of Malaysia (Nasom). They are singing a rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables. They are…

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Stephen Wampler – First Person with Cerebral Palsy to Climb El Capitan

Stephen Wampler is a man who has continuously pushed boundaries. Without the use of his legs, he utilized a cable system to literally pull himself up with his hands (20,000 times!) to reach the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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Inspiring Graduation Speech by Autistic Student

Doctors didn’t offer Judith and Dennis Duquette much hope about their son, Eric. He was autistic, they explained, and likely would end up in an institution. “Good call,” the 18-year-old salutatorian joked at his graduation Tuesday. “Today I stand before you accepted into every institution of higher learning that I applied to, so I guess, in a way,…

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Heroes in Hard Times!

Even in hard times, there are people in the world who manage to step up and take positive action to help others.  Despite difficulty, they do their part to help others endure their hardships. In so doing, these inspirational people help make the world a better place. This video is a tribute to the many heroes…

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Johnny Strange – Youngest Person Ever to Climb the Seven Summits

“Impossible is nothing,” says former Cub Scout Johnny Strange. Indeed, he lived out those words last summer when he climbed Mount Everest and Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko. By conquering those two peaks, Johnny became the youngest person ever to climb the Seven Summits — the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. This video tells…

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Sargeant Merlin German – A Profile in Courage and Perseverance

In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Sargeant Merlin German nearly died in a roadside bombing. He suffered severe burns over most of his body. But he bravely battled back and was awarded the Purple Heart. In April 2008, German died suddenly after a procedure to graft skin onto his lip. He was only 22 years old. This…

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Persistence…..Overcoming Life's Challenges

It is easy to be strong and brave when life is going your way and everything seems just right. But when things get tough, many people find that the strength and courage they thought they had have disappeared. However, there are other people who are truly inspirational in their ability to rise to the challenge when life…

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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Almost every day we hear stories about people who have done extraordinary things in their lives. But what we don’t realize is that often these people started out in very ordinary ways. This video shows a number of these ordinary people who went on to do extraordinary things. Additional Resources: Here’s a website that tells the stories of more ordinary people…

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InventNow.org Is a Children's Invention Community!

The InventNow website is a fun place that has tools and “camps” organized around inventions. It includes helpful information on the process of creating and bringing an invention to market, including links to the US patent office. This video, from the InventNow website, shows a clever invention a young girl created to help her brother! Additional Resources: Here is…

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Livestrong Dares – Take a Dare and Change Your Life!

Livestrong Dares is a program created by the  Livestrong Foundation. It offers a group of dares that challenge people to make improvements in everything from health and fitness to bad habits to relationships. And as people take these dares, they can look to the Livestrong Dares website for support and encouragement. Here is a video in which…

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