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Brad Geary: Trained to be a Great Warrior

One of the most memorable shoots I’ve had was when I filmed Brad Geary. In the process of making TRWE, I’m accustomed to many kinds of hard work and putting in long hours to get it all done, but I found the way Brad used his time and talents to the utmost really impressive! He…

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Juan Chavarria

Juan Chavarria is paralyzed from the waist down and was the captain of his varsity swim team. His parents moved to Tampa from Colombia to give Juan more opportunities to succeed with his disability. You do not see Juan’s disability only his abilities to achieve his ambitions! His belief is if you want things in…

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Travis Piccard

A perfectionist with much anxiety who learned to let go and look at the big picture on a spiritual level. Travis attended The Citadel and his level of stress escalated! He had to learn that if he was more organized then there was less stress in his life. He always puts others before him and…

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Sebastian Douglas

Sebastian grew up playing basketball with friends in the park; his skills improved through middle and high school. When a friend was killed in an accident, Sebastian was eager to take part in a basketball tournament organized to raise money for his friend’s funeral – and during the game, tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).…

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Jamail Larkins

Jamail was only 14 when he became one of the youngest American pilots to solo a powered aircraft in Canada, and he has continued to set high goals and reach them! His passion for aviation, his hard work, and his relationship with God set a great example for teens and aspiring pilots alike.

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Olivia Brock

Olivia began playing football in 8th grade–after watching her kick just once, the varsity coach said she was a natural! It took courage for her to become the starting kicker for the varsity football team; she faced other tough challenges as well, dealing with illness during her sophomore year and with a serious injury during…

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Ryan Sankey

Ryan thought that he could never be a successful college lacrosse player because of his small stature, but he persevered, working hard on his skills, and now Division One schools are recruiting him. He also struggled with a learning disability that slowed down his schoolwork. But he continues to overcome his disability and show everyone…

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Ta’Tyana McElroy

Ta’Tyana grew up in the inner city but did not let poverty hold her back from going on to college and becoming a softball pitcher for Oregon State University. She has always put God first in her life. She has learned to trust God in all that she does and in doing so gives her…

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Mo Isom

Mo majored in journalism, but she was also captain of the LSU Women’s Soccer Team where she led her team to an undefeated season. While she is a very strong soccer player she has had far more hard hits in life than on the soccer field. The suicide death of her father, after the loss…

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Kristen Holding

Kristen Holding is a high school track champion, setting records and winning awards. Every athlete has to battle injuries to compete, but Kristen has had more than the usual share; season after season, she has pushed through the pain of bone problems, staph infections, pleurisy, nerve injuries, and more. Whether she’s setting a record or…

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