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Jen Rubino is seventeen years old and is the founder of the national charitable organization Cards for Hospitalized Kids. She is a runner-up in the Teen Impact contest on the Huffington Post.

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Interview With Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 3:38 PM

Shannon Miller is one of the most successful gymnasts in history. She competed at the 1992 Olympics in Spain winning five medals, three bronze and two silver, and at the 1996 Olympics in the USA where she won a gold on the balance beam and was a member of the...

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Grades vs. Learning

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 8:22 AM

From a very young age, we are told the importance of getting good grades. Especially in high school, we are told time and time again that our grades affect what college we will get into. While grades are extremely important, people often forget about the importance of learning, not just...

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Advice for Recovering from a Tragedy

(1) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 8:18 AM

As someone who has endured multiple tragedies in my life, my heart aches for those who are experiencing loss. Finding the courage to continue to move forward and continue to live after a tragedy is extremely difficult -- it's one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life....

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How ObamaCare Changed My Life

(287) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 8:30 AM

When I watch commentators debate about whether or not ObamaCare should be repealed, I sometimes can't help but feel like these individuals are only thinking about politics, rather than about the many people who have been benefited by this bill. This is why I felt compelled to write this blog.

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An Unexpected Lesson

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 9:29 AM

Sometimes life teaches us lessons in unexpected ways and the Tour of Gymnastics Superstars in Chicago was a perfect example of that for me.

When I was four years old, my dad enrolled me in gymnastics and gymnastics quickly became my favorite thing in the world. Gymnastics brought me more...

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4 Things I Learned From Living With a Chronic Illness

(8) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 2:50 PM

As a young child and a pre-teen, my life was about as normal as it could be. I went to school, went to the movies, had sleepovers and did all of the activities that childhood is meant for. I also found myself to be very lucky because I found something...

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Teen Impact: Runner-Up #4

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 8:13 AM

This blog post was submitted as an entry in the Teen Impact contest and awarded as a runner-up.

All of us have experiences and journeys that shape our character, our passions, and who we are as human beings. For me, there is one specific journey that has shaped me, and...

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