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Wrestling for a spot

Ammon Curtis stepped onto the wrestling mat at a practice for the Champions Wrestling Club in Mapleton, Utah. He had been looking forward to this day for more than a week. Today he was going to wrestle for a spot

Barriers are stepping stones

Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated by stories of people that beat the odds and accomplished something amazing. Recently, I have been posting short stories about people that from the outside looking in seem to have some

Act Now or Abandon Hope

April 18, 1836 “Bring them here,” ordered Sam Houston, the general of the Texas revolution army. Erasmus “Deaf” Smith and Henry Karnes escorted the two Mexican prisoners towards Sam. They had been captured shortly after Sam and the Texas Revolution

Satisfaction of Conscience

James Cash Penney was straightening stock in the back of a dry goods store in Hamilton, MO, in the summer of 1895. He was sulking in the back because two of his associates at the store had taken his customers

Climb The Hill Difficulty

Helen Keller sat in her personal study, at her brail type writer, taking down notes from the day’s lessons in German, Latin, Economics and more. She was struggling through her second year of college. As a child that was deaf,

Vision Through The Fog

Her hand came up out of the water and quietly went back in under the wave. Then the other hand came out on the other side as Florence Chadwick continued to swim in the cold pacific waters between Catalina Island