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Real Teens. Real Challenges. Real Solutions.

Inspirational

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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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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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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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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Sarah Bannock

During Sarah’s freshman year at Pitt State, her parents’ marital troubles escalated; her father burned down their house, leaving her angry, hurt, and scared. Choosing to pray her way through it and value relationship over performance, Sarah forgave her dad; today she shines in volleyball, in her relationships, and in her studies.

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Suzy Bradford

Suzy Bradford - The Real Winning Edge

Texas A&M Galveston student Suzy Bradford loves being out on the water. But her life has been anything but smooth sailing. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Then when she was in high school, her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer (dying from the disease during Suzy’s first semester of college). After that…

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Stephen Bradshaw

stephen bradshaw - overcoming family issues

Meet Stephen Bradshaw. Steve has overcome difficult times in his family relationships, his education and his sport. Although his father’s alcohol addiction strained their relationship, he learned to accept his dad’s imperfections and built a stronger connection to him. The lessons he learned through the process helped him become a leader in his classes and…

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Natnisha Bowens

natnisha bowen

Natnisha Bowen who is from Atlanta GA had a tough beginning. Left abandoned with her little brother on the doorstep of a neighbor’s house, she knows first hand about being an outsider. She was only 8 years old when she began being shuttled from one foster home to another. She was then placed in the…

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Doug Hall

Doug Hall - Bronco Riding

Native American Doug Hall began bronco riding when he was 16, as he and his family recovered from the car accident (caused by a drunk driver) that took his mother’s life when Doug was only 14. Doug’s mother had made him promise to never let alcohol become a part of his life. Picking up the…

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