Inspiring the World Competition

The story of a beggar

(Provided by the author)
(Provided by the author)

“Juju, see how much money I have, all by the passers-by. What’s wrong with you? You’re worn out,” said someone and disappeared. It was one...

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    Incarcerated Youth Saves Abandoned Dog—Twice

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    Girls Nite In: Avon Woman Creates a Program to Enlighten and Empower Teen Girls

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  • From left to right, Sena, Raoul, Marlene, Nicole, Pierre and Jean Djidjoho participate in the groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate their new home. (photo courtesy of the Papillion Times)

    Struggling Immigrants Find a Forever Home

    Marlene Djidjoho’s parents shook her awake at midnight. Her family climbed into a taxi, but 12-year-old Marlene did not know where they were headed. “I... Read more

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    Beauty From Ashes

    In the summer of 2010, I made one of the biggest decisions of my life. I was 23, and finally moving out of my parents’... Read more

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    The Lazarus Effect

    My life began in 1945, but not precisely at birth. I was a large baby and my mother was small which led to great difficulties... Read more

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    The Origin Story of a True Hero

    I once knew this girl. She was the most upbeat and cheerful person you would ever meet. Her smile was infectious, and I never once... Read more

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    Welcome to Dunkin’ Donuts

    “Welcome to Dunkin’ Donuts. What can I get you?” I shoved the Jeep into park, my excessive use of force a proper indicator of my... Read more

  • (Courtesy of Christy Heitger-Ewing)

    From Heartbreak to Hope: How a Mother’s Grief Led Her to Help the Homeless

    An ear-piercing blast rang through the silent, still air, causing Sandy Nelson’s body to jolt to attention. Another person may have assumed it was a... Read more

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    HIV Diagnosis Gives Maasai Woman Fresh Start in Life

    Everyone has a story. And one of the most moving stories I came across in my trip to Kenya was that of a Maasai tribeswoman... Read more

  • The photo is of my (now) ex-husband, our children and I. I have covered his face to protect his identity. My children, (Molly and Toby), give their permission for this to be published. (Courtesy of Tara Denholm-Smith)

    The Year You Didn’t Break Me

    He didn’t die, but I wish he had. The paperwork would’ve been easier, the closure faster, and in comparison, the comprehension would have been a... Read more

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    A Lesson in Love From Inside a Nursing Home

    My Grammie lived with us for a few years before she was transferred to a nursing home. The adjustment was hard for her, especially due... Read more

  • Carl Florio, born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1905. Retired to Florida in 1995, where this
photo was taken when he was in his 70's. (Photographed by Barbara Florio Graham)


    I didn’t hear the phone, but my older sister did. She opened her eyes, saw the sleet outside, and knew it was yet another truck... Read more

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    Above and Beyond: What Police Got Up To After Hurricane Irma

    “To serve and protect” apparently includes helping citizens deal with natural disasters, at least according to the twitter feeds of police in Florida. Now that... Read more

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