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60: Swimming to Tokyo with Haven Shepherd

Haven is a 16 year old swimmer who hopes to earn her spot on the United States Paralympic team for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. She lost her legs when she was an infant because of a failed suicide bomb attempt by her birth parents. She views her life with no legs as a blessing and embraces the potential opportunity to represent the United States as an elite athlete. Hear more …

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53: Climbing El Capitan with Cerebral Palsy with Stephen Wampler

Stephen Wampler is the first man with cerebral palsy to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He created a stretcher and pulley apparatus that allowed him to pull himself up 2-6 inches at a time which equaled over 20,000 pull-ups over the course of his 6 day ascent. Hear more …

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49: Love at First Spike with Travis Mewhirter

Travis Mewhirter picked up sand volleyball for the first time at 24 years old and found a way to become a professional athlete in this sport. Life on the beach as a sand volleyball player may seem glamorous, but there are often extensive hardships outside of the court that all sand volleyball professional players deal with day-in and day-out. Discover more …

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48: Hit by an RPG with Yonas Hagos

Yonas Hagos was born in Africa and grew up in a Sudanese refugee camp before he came to America as a young boy. He enlisted in the Army after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and was hit by an RPG in Iraq during his tour of duty. He survived and went on to become a successful serial entrepreneur in Illinois. Hear more …

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21: Tell Your Heart to Beat Again with Shae Brown

Cancer is devastating at any age but especially for someone at 16 years old. Beating that cancer over a couple of years to only have it relapse back into your life is even more devastating. But what if the brutality of the cancer drugs that were concocted to save your life also led to the poisoning of your heart and a heart transplant was needed to save your life? Hear more …

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