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Stories of Hope

The internet is filled with inspiring stories. You can find them on YouTube and Vimeo and the everyday news of local heroes. We have collected a few stories we found inspiring to get you going but we encourage you to find those that inspire you. 

Be an Ambassador for Your Own Health: Choosing a Journey to Health
Randy Dietrich, Hepatitis C survivor 

Empowered – MY Journey, MY Choices
Written by  Our former Board member – Jessica Steinberg, M.S.
Jessica will always be a surTHRIVEr in our hearts.

Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation!
Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again. Arthur was getting stronger rapidly, and he was losing weight at an incredible rate! Because of DDP’s specialized workout, he gained tremendous balance and flexibility — which gave him hope that maybe someday, he’d be able to walk again. His story is proof, that we cannot place limits on what we are capable of doing, because we often do not know our own potential.

Blink of a Moment
A motivational video about overcoming life’s greatest challenges with hope, courage, and belief. I hope this video inspires each of you to appreciate every precious moment we are blessed to have been given. Make the most out of this moment… hug your partner, play with your kids, make a positive impact in the lives around you. Please rate and share this video and help me spread the word, awareness, and funding about this particular crafty disease. I will win this FIGHT!!

Measuring the Magic of Healing
While researchers wrestle to define and capture “healing,” its power continues to mend hearts and souls—if not always bodies

The Radical Remission Project
A Radical Remission is a cancer remission that occurs either without conventional medical treatment, after conventional treatment has failed to work, or when conventional and complementary methods are used in conjunction to overcome a dire prognosis. This website contains a database of “radical remission” medical cases that are being compiled to understand why some people beat cancer against all odds.

Minding Your Mitochondria
Dr. Terry Wahls explains how she used diet, nutrition, and complementary therapies to treat her multiple sclerosis and go from a wheelchair to walking and biking.

Overcome a Self-Defeating Attitude – Inspirational Video
Your thoughts and beliefs are a mold for your attitude. If your thoughts are negative and self-defeating, your attitude will be the same. If your thoughts are positive and uplifting, your outlook will be the same. What you think about most makes you…

How To Overcome Your Problems
It’s rare to be a role model and sought-after speaker at the tender age of 14. It’s rare to have a life-altering condition like Cystic Fibrosis and be known for your bubbly personality. In fact, everything about Claire Wineland is rare. She has had more surgeries and hospitalizations than she can count and has survived a 17-day coma, yet through all of her many challenges, she continues to spread joy and help kids and adults alike to find their purpose.