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Jeanne's Story "Honored and Humbled"

Jeanne's Story "Honored and Humbled"

Three female students from Glendale, two tremendous debaters and one athlete, took it upon themselves to address the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education and demand that girls in the five high schools be given the opportunity to participate in competitive and organized sports. The School Board listened and because I was a physical education teacher at Glendale I was given the responsibility to coach both the girls’ basketball and volleyball teams. Given my height as only five foot you might say that these were not two sports that I had ever participated in and only knew enough about them to teach them in physical education class.

Read Jeanne's amazing story HERE.

Robert's Story "The Addiction of Santa Clausdom"

Robert's Story "The Addiction of Santa Clausdom"

Four weeks later I was already searching the internet for costumes, boots, toys and anything else that could be used to further enhance my image as Santa Claus. I could not wait until next year. I was smitten, hooked and addicted, to the image of Santa and the magical effects that it had on children and adults of all ages.

Trina's Story "My Twisted Gift"

Trina's Story "My Twisted Gift"

The process of running connects me to my faith, gives me hope, and teaches me that life is a marathon and not a sprint. A few running milestones have blessed me in 2016. After the tragic Joplin tornado in 2011, I decided to participate in the Joplin Memorial Run and have every year. This year, at the Joplin Memorial Half Marathon, I set a PR for the 13.1 mile race with a time of 1:39:44. Earlier this year I was also grateful to have set the Missouri state record for the 25K and broke the 20K time for my age division.  I’m grateful every time I run and plan to do it for the rest of my life, God willing.

Read Trina's amazing story of success HERE.

Taylor's Story "No Expense Spared"

Taylor's Story "No Expense Spared"

"So in summary – YES, Hollywood is a very expensive town to live in. It will take everything from you, but if your heart is in the right place, you’ll consider it an even trade. And also YES, your parents are right – pursuing a career in the arts is a really really hard life. However, so is doing something you hate, but without all of the golden moments that come along only with following your heart."

Read Taylor's complete story HERE.

David's Story "Hope Dealer"

David's Story "Hope Dealer"

"Today I have four college degrees. I am a counselor who specializes in co-occurring disorders, working with the Greene County Drug Court program through Preferred Family Healthcare. I sit on multiple boards and coalitions. I have the great fortune to speak across the state in training sessions, groups, churches, schools, communities and conferences."


Read David's story of turning life around HERE.
 

Chloe's Story "Doors"

Chloe's Story "Doors"

"My senior year of highschool I knew exactly which two schools I was meant for. Either the Kansas City Art Institute or the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I was accepted into both on scholarship..."

Read Chloe's full story HERE.

HOLLY'S STORY "SIMPLICITY"

HOLLY'S STORY "SIMPLICITY"

"I chose to leave the corporate world and went to work in a place where I could be just as successful..."

READ MORE OF HOLLY'S STORY ON SUCCESS HERE.