Braced for Kindness

“I asked my mom, why did God make me have scoliosis? And she says, he knew that you could handle it.”

More Than A Mentor: Miss V

"My Goal is to empower students." Simple yet powerful. After a difficult childhood in Mexico,...

Rising Above Addiction

"At the time when I first decided to stop drinking, there wasn't really a program like this. Thankfully I found fitness."...

“Am I cut out for this?” Parenting a child with Down...

As a parent, we know we can never wake up fully prepared for what the day will bring with our children.

RISING READERS: A Special Education Story

After struggling with her own reading disability as a child, Mrs. Barton was inspired to become a special education teacher. At...

When You Get a Second Chance

"How do you make the most of this second opportunity that you've been given?" On May 5th 2001,...

MOM STRONG: A Mother’s Day Story

Two-time cancer survivor. Two-time adoptive mother. One strong mom. Criscell's journey has never been easy, but being a mother is reward enough....

SMART SMILES: Giving the gift of a smile

"This family from Somalia had come. Their family had never seen a dentist. She was so excited to have an opportunity to...

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