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Sean Swarner: the first cancer survivor to complete the 7-summits

The pursuit of climbing Mount Everest has claimed many lives. The 29,035-foot giant tortures those that challenge the summit with life-threatening conditions. 100 mph winds are common place, the low oxygen levels even at the base camp can leave many struggling for breath – and


Taking Flight – The first ever pilot to fly with no arms

Jessica Cox was born without arms due to a rare birth defect. However, she was also born with an inspirational spirit. Throughout her entire life she has not allowed for her disability to hold her back. The psychology graduate can write, type, drive a car, brush

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The fortune cookie that helped heal the pain of loss

Imagine living life, when a single moment from your past has become so etched into your psyche, it dictates everything that you do from there on in. Not only is it a tragic moment, you are even aware of the exact time it happened. The

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Humiliated by her school, this teen found support eleswhere

Aniya Wolf is just like any other teenager. Naturally she was looking forward to her junior prom. The 17 year old from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was very excited about the upcoming prom and was ready to dance the night away with her best friends and classmates.


From Living on the streets, To Harvard Graduate

Born in New Yorker in 1980, Liz Murray did not have the best start in life. Both her parents were drug-addicted with HIV. They tried their best to look after her, however at the age of 15 Liz lost her mother to AIDS and became

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Kyoto’s Spiritual Wonder – Fushimi Inari

The well known images of the vermilion torii (shrine gates) that spread majestically across the landscape in Kyoto, is a draw for any tourist in Japan. In fact the entire complex (with a total of five shrines, sprawled across the wooded slopes of Inari-san) is the