Bethany Hamilton

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Bethany Hamilton Rides a Wave of Purpose


Surfer Bethany Hamilton not only survived a shark attack, she has gone on to to inspires million with her courage and resilience.
Keenan West Stands Up to Bullying

YouTube Star Stands Up to Bullying


Keenan West has created a hugely popular anti-bullying campaign by "meeting kids where they are." And in this case, they are on YouTube, watching his...
Amy Van Dyken: A Potrait of Resilience

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The Bounce-Back Effect


When Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken was paralyzed in an accident, she faced a very tough road to recovery. Using her own positive spirit and...
Mountaineer Dave Hahn

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Dave Hahn Is Always Climbing Higher


Mountaineer Dave Hahn has found his life purpose above the clouds.
Blue jay in flight

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Embrace Life


Despite an amost unbearable succession of tragedies, chaplain Jennifer Holder was able to find her way back into life.
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The Healing Horse


Equine therapy, which utilizes the calming effects of interacting with horses, is helping veterans overcome PTSD.
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4 Websites That Will Help You Build Hope


These four sites will help you make plans for your future, stick to your commitments and spread hope.
Steve Holcomb in a bobsled

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Olympian Steve Holcomb Defeats Despair


For Steve Holcomb, the element of self-determination is key. When a degenerative eye disorder threatened to end his career, Steve lost and then...
Shane Lopez holding a bunch of red balloons

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The Hope Monger


Wish upon a star? Forget it. If you really want to make your dreams come true, you need to harness hope. Psychologist Shane Lopez shows us how.


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