Inspiring Stories

RD on TV: Gracie's Choice
RD on TV: Gracie’s Choice

An inspirational story about how a teen hero found a way to keep three brothers from being… >>

Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin
Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin

After losing her leg in a brutal war, Maja Kazazic thought she'd never walk without pain again… >>

Life Lessons from America's Winningest High School Basketball Coach
Life Lessons from America’s Winningest High School Basketball Coach

Life lessons from Leta Andrews, the winningest high school basketball coach of all time. >>

5 Stories That Celebrate the Spirit of Giving
5 Stories That Celebrate the Spirit of Giving

Bicycles, warm coats, and strings of Christmas lights—these five stories celebrate big hearts and… >>

Everyday Hero: Jeff May
Everyday Hero: Jeff May

High school student Jeff May managed to tackle a school shooter and save the lives of his fellow… >>

Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle
Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle

Hurricane Irene almost destroyed the last remaining connection Patti and Scott had to their son, a… >>

4 Amazing Caregiving Stories
4 Amazing Caregiving Stories

Love doesn’t stop when a parent, spouse, or friend gets sick. Here, remarkable stories of… >>

Games for Heroes: Lifting the Spirits of Troops Overseas
Games for Heroes: Lifting the Spirits of Troops Overseas

We’re in this for the long haul,” says Peter. “We’ll ship games to our heroes until the… >>

Finding Gilbert
Finding Gilbert

While stationed in France during World War II, an American soldier took a seven-year-old orphan… >>

Troy Yocum: Walking for War Vets
Troy Yocum: Walking for War Vets

Troy Yocum collects donations through his website and delivers checks to needy military families… >>

The Power of 1: Inspiring People Making a Difference
The Power of 1: Inspiring People Making a Difference

Each month we feature brave and committed inspirational people who are proving the Power of One… >>

The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans
The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, die-hard citizens like these seven are bringing the city back… >>

The Birth of a Family
The Birth of a Family

What's a single white guy doing with three Mexican kids? Making a loving family — and showing how… >>

Holiday Stories: All I'm Asking For
Holiday Stories: All I’m Asking For

Rick Bragg reflects on Christmas as a boy, a seesaw of gloom and glee. As an adult, however, he… >>

Holiday Stories: The Gift of Possibility
Holiday Stories: The Gift of Possibility

It was Christmas in Boston. Everyone, it seemed, was accompanied by someone else smiling or… >>

Schoolteachers Take Charge of Field Trip
Schoolteachers Take Charge of Field Trip

When a bus filled with schoolchildren went wildly out of control, their teachers stayed cool. >>

Michael Oher: Homeless Hero Becomes Academic Success
Michael Oher: Homeless Hero Becomes Academic Success

He arrived with nothing but the clothes on his back. He left a winner. >>

Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from <em>Teacher Man</em>
Excuses, Excuses: An Excerpt from Teacher Man

My students forged the notes. I turned them into a lesson plan. >>

Life Coach Roger Barta
Life Coach Roger Barta

How a high school football coach built a championship dynasty by never playing to win. >>

Bob Haverstick: The Wish Master for the Greatest Generation
Bob Haverstick: The Wish Master for the Greatest Generation

Making wishes come true for senior citizens and terminally ill adults around the country. >>