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Beating the Odds

The Resilient Five

Viridiana L. Benitez | Posted 10.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Viridiana L. Benitez

Unlike the typical student, however, our childhood years were spent dealing with economic struggles, feelings of not belonging, teenage pregnancy, and run-ins with the police. My four siblings and I had to overcome these hardships to graduate. For each of us, our high school graduation day was a moment of triumph for our family, because the odds were against us from the very beginning.

9 Inspiring Quotes From People Who Made Unbelievable Comebacks

Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment

If you can find inspiration after a plane crash, 47 days lost at sea and two years in a series of brutal prison camps, anything is possible. At le...

Life Is Worth Fighting For

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

That's the moment I committed to life. That's the moment I promised myself that I would fight until I was free, confident and healthy. That's the moment when I made a pact with my future self to wait for me to heal. To heal, blossom and make a difference in this world.

An Open Letter to My Adopted Mom

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 10.18.2012 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

There were days that I thought you would kick me out and I ran away. I wanted to give up and you would not let me. You would not accept failure and yet would understand when I made mistakes.