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What It Means To Be Whole Even When You Had A Hole In The Heart

Heart Problems Louise was born with a congenital heart problem known as a ventricular septal defect, or a hole in the heart. But it wasn’t until she was 12 years old that she went through open-heart surgery to “fix” the hole. Louise suffered from excruciating stabbing chest pains for years after her operation. While in …

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From Living with Chronic Back Pain to Loving Life with Shannon

The Gymnastics Journey When Shannon was ten, she began training in martial arts and eventually achieved the rank of black belt. Her gymnastics career followed as she always wanted to and continued until she graduated from high school. During her senior year of high school, she broke her foot at a gymnastics competition when she …

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From Struggling with Job Stress to Conquering Mountains: Tyler Endures the Greatest Summits of Life

Before Bent On Better: After graduating college in 2013, Tyler worked in public accounting right away and dealt with intense and heavy workloads; he worked 60 hours a week, long nights and Saturdays included, and hardly got any free time to see his significant other or family.  It went pretty rough for him; he had …

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