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Awesome Stories 343


This week’s awesome stories from Brad offer inspiration, hope, and wisdom for dealing with life’s challenges. Please visit “Writing to Freedom.”

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This week Awesome Stories brings you true grit, young leaders, and the divine dance.

True Grit

Tatyana McFadden‘s life reflects an amazing determination or what used to be called grit. Tatyana was born with spina bifida, paralyzed below the waist, and given up by her birth mother who couldn’t support her. While living in an orphanage in Russia, Tatyana met Deborah McFadden who was on a business trip to Russia visiting orphanages for the US Health Department. The two felt an instant connection that led to her adoption. Once in the US, Tatyana experimented with sports to build strength, then settled on wheelchair racing with dreams of being a star athlete. Tatyana is now the most decorated Paralympic athlete in history with 17 medals in Summer Paralympics and numerous world records. She uses her success to serve and inspire other people to live their dreams.

Young Leaders

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

12 thoughts on “Awesome Stories 343

  1. We share a love for Brad’s photography and writing. Thanks for sharing the spotlight JoAnna. It shines on you too! 💫

  2. An uplifting story of human perseverance and determination. Marvelous story for the age.s

  3. Great post! Inspiring story!

  4. I just loved your choice of words!! A good read after a long time❤❤

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