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Morgan Herrington

In her passion for dance and pursuit of perfection, Morgan Herrington battled anorexia, depression and a cutting disorder. As you watch her YouTube video, you’ll see how she overcame all these by God’s grace and with the support of family and good friends.

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Michael Detmering

Michael Detmering won gold in the USA Taekwondo Junior Olympics – but first he had to free himself from his own fears. Competing in the shadow of his successful older brothers, he became so discouraged that he gave up on martial arts and played football instead. Over time, Michael found the strength to return and…

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Morgann Leleux

Morgann’s first love was gymnastics, but as she grew she wanted to explore dance and pole vaulting. Her gymnastics coach discouraged her from trying new sports, in a way that left her stripped of confidence. Morgann worked hard to overcome her fears and qualified for gymnastics nationals without a coach. Now, as an athlete in…

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Heather Bounds

Heather was a member of the Miami Hurricanes at the University of Miami. She was a springboard and platform diver and competed at the college, national, and international levels. Heather always wanted to look like the models in magazines! She developed an eating disorder while trying to look like the models in magazines. Instead of…

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David Garden

In David’s sophomore year of high school, he sustained a critical football injury that threatened to end his athletic career. But his desire to overcome the injury, his intense discipline and his faith brought him back to the field, rehabilitated and ready to play. David returned his senior year to help his team win the football championship. David has the real winning edge.

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Anna Schimmelfing

As a member of Team USA and a silver medalist in the world jump roping competition in Belgium, Anna’s future is bright. She’s overcome the emotional trauma of the sexual harassment that she endured under the training of a former coach. Anna had the courage to take the matter to the authorities, and she always takes her struggles to the Lord. She’s a role model for her friends, and her high standards give her the real winning edge.

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Jejuan Plair

A starting point guard for the SHSU basketball team,

Jejuan is blind in one eye due to a childhood accident. Instead of letting this become an excuse,he views it as an opportunity; he works hard and strives to make the
best of every situation. He has learned to compensate so well for what he has lost that he is attending college on a full basketball scholarship.

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Ali Nowonty

While in high school, Ali was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When it was found to be benign, she postponed surgery to help lead her squad to a state title in stunt cheerleading. Her determination and positive spirit helped give Ali the real winning edge!

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Caleb Carney

Caleb is a high school champion pole vaulter who suddenly became very ill and almost died from an infectious disease. Caleb’s mother asked people to pray. Now Caleb realizes he is alive today thanks to the power of prayer. He has truly learned to appreciate life, to develop his God-given talents and to encourage others to do the same.

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NIKA Snell

Nika Snell was abused as a child and has fought serious battles to restore her self-esteem. Her early years were troubled but with the help of God and her good friends, she is now able to appreciate life to its fullest – and through hard work and discipline, she excels in Taekwondo

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