Real Teens. Real Challenges. Real Solutions.

Overcoming Physical and Emotional Challenges

Mary Huddleston

Mary Huddleston - Showing Horses with Cancer

Meet Mary. In the 5th grade, she had a cancerous tumor in her right hip. She experienced Brain Fog, Tiredness, and Nauseousness with Chemo. When doctors would tell her she can’t do something and then was able to accomplish those goals, she attributes that all to God. She started showing horses when she was little.…

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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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Andrea Stroud

Andrea Stoud - The Real Winning Edge

Meet Andrea Stroud. You’ll see a remarkable young lady that faced an abusive father on top of having to heal from a physical deformity. Please pay close attention to how Andrea was able to move away from the role of ‘victim’ and moved into the role of a truly successful dancer. Andrea Stroud has been…

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Molly Lewis

Molly Lewis - Skateboarding

Molly grew up with severe asthma, needing four breathing treatments and prescription medication every day. Through her walk with God, she gained strength and eventually became able to breathe freely. Now Molly is an artist and videographer, as well as a skateboarder, surfer, lacrosse player, and longboarder (downhill skateboarder). Besides touring with the Original Skateboard…

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Jessica Iwata

Jessica Iwata - University of Hawaii Softball

College Athlete Dealing with the Loss of a Friend Jessica Iwata is a student-athlete at the University of Hawaii. She dealt with the loss of a close friend who was in a car accident due to drunk driving. During her time of grieving, she was in shock and hurt. She then reached out to her…

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Luke Putney

Luke Putney - The Real Winning Edge

Losing Vision But Never Losing Hope When Luke Putney was in 5th grade he had brain surgery due to diminishing vision. Right after he finished recovery he began losing vision again do to tumors growing on the sheath surrounding his optic nerve. Luke doesn’t let his vision stop him from enjoying life. He skateboards, wrestles,…

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