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Dennis Thomas

Dennis was well-known as a high school troublemaker, but when his football coach helped turn his life around, Dennis raised his GPA, excelled in football and earned scholarships to two universities. Now he’s known for his walk with God.

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Tori Allen

Tori Allen grew up in Africa, a daughter of missionary parents. Tori struggled with learning disabilities, but in her free time, she would watch the monkeys climbing trees and wanted to be up in the treetops with them – so she began to climb. Soon rocks replaced trees, and eventually, she became the youngest woman…

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Taylor Chavez

Since he was introduced to hockey when he was six years old, Taylor has been practicing or playing almost every day. He expected battles on the ice, but he confronted a different kind of battle in the classroom: the struggle of attention deficit disorder (ADD). Add the lack of confidence most teens endure, and you…

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Megan Tallent

When she was a teen, Megan’s family experienced tough financial times, but her faith and optimism helped her to persevere and to inspire her friends and peers. Now she is a roller figure skating champion and a strong student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

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Jeremy Adams

After Jeremy lost both of his parents, he began making poor choices. He struggled with substance abuse and allowed his grades to slip. But after he was adopted by foster parents, he was able to bring up his grades and kick the partying habit. He has a good group of friends that help him get…

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Mariah Dean

Mariah Dean has faced poverty of where her family wasn’t sure if they would have food that night. However, Mariah cried out to God asking for His provision and that is what He gave her family. Every night they had something to eat despite their circumstances. Later on she would also be attacked by a…

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Sasha Ryjik

Sasha began fencing when he was nine years old and was the top-ranked male junior fencer in the U.S.-winning multiple national and world championships. Fencing requires great skill, speed, stamina, coordination, and balance. Sasha fences with a sabre, the modern version of a cavalry sword, using not only the point but the blade in competition.…

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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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