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Minda Dentler: What I Learned When I Conquered the World's Toughest Triathlon   video
Offbeat  (tags: inspiration, courage, determination, Minda Dentler, polio survivor, Ironman triathlon, Kona, Hawaii )

Evelyn
- 442 days ago - youtu.be
2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride & then a full-length marathon on hot, dry ground. Minda Dentler is a polio survivor committed to inspiring people to move beyond their fear of failure and achieve their goals.
Amazing Humans - the Blind Ice Skater   video
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, courage, Juliana Sweeney-Baird, ice skater, sight disorder, genetic, Bardet–Biedl syndrome (BBS), British Inclusive Skating Advanced Novic, British Blind Sport Novice Champion )

Evelyn
- 622 days ago - facebook.com
14-year old Juliana has a genetic disorder that is affecting her eyesight & her metabolism (weight gain), but she loves to skate - currently British Inclusive Skating Advanced Novice Champion and British Blind Sport Novice Champion.
Zimbabwe's Breakdance King Who Uses a Wheelchair   video
Offbeat  (tags: Zimbabwe, off-beat, courage, determination, deformed legs, crutches, wheelchair, Blessing Fire, Beat Boy Crystals, breakdance )

Evelyn
- 753 days ago - youtu.be
Born with disfigured legs, yet a boy named Blessing Fire always felt the fire in his soul to dance. Told he would never be able to walk like a "normal child", he found his passion in breakdancing & now teaches his award-winning moves to students
'You Don't Need a Leg to Climb Mount Everest' - A Story of Courage, Determination and Dedication
Offbeat  (tags: Arunima “Sonu” Sinha, amputee, climber, Mount Everest, determination, courage, example, woman )

Evelyn
- 1480 days ago - forum.soldier2ndlife.com
Just two years after Arunima "Sonu" Sinha had lost her leg, she stood atop the summit of Mount Everest, the national flag in hand. She was the first Indian amputee and the first woman amputee in the world to have conquered the giant summit.
Kanthari Dream Speech: Tiffany Brar - India (Inspiring)   video
Offbeat  (tags: Tiffany Brar, Kanthari, Vidyavrikshah, mobility training, confidence-building, Kerala, character, courage, good news )

Evelyn
- 1525 days ago - youtu.be
Tiffany became blind six months after birth and due to her blindness she faced many challenges. These however have not only made her strong, they also provided the required motivation to support her blind peers. Tiffany's project is a Mobile Blind School
Barbara Guerra - Determination Enables Her to Cope Despite Having No Arms   video
Offbeat  (tags: Barb Guerra, amputee, mother, differences, determination, courage )

Evelyn
- 1908 days ago - youtu.be
"I'd just like to encourage other people that if there's a will there's a way" Truly an amazing woman, a role model for those facing challenges
Never Forget February 18, 1943 and the Bravery of the White Rose Students
Offbeat  (tags: History, WWII, death, sacrifice, courage, Hitler, interesting, society, humans, off-beat )

Kamia
- 1972 days ago - dailykos.com
Sophie & Hans Scholl & their friend Christoph Probst, plus several others, members of the White Rose, a group medical students founded to declare opposition to Hitler and rally the resistance movement paid the ultimate price for fighting a despot.
Rare Albino Kangaroo's Incredible Tale of Survival in the Australian Outback
Offbeat  (tags: outback, australia, wildlife, albino kangaroo, rare, survivor, courage )

Simone
- 2055 days ago - smh.com.au
Lazing in the middle of a kangaroo mob just a half hour drive from city suburbs is a truly incredible tale of survival, rarely seen in the animal kingdom: an albino kangaroo that has survived beyond its perilous childhood
Blacky Is the Only One-Eyed Wheelchair Cat in New Zealand
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, society, pets, cats, courage, awesome, New Zealand )

Zora
- 2162 days ago - catster.com
He lost an eye, then some mobility, but Blacky has an awesome set of wheels and an attitude.
Dogs Of Domestic Violence Find Save Haven
Offbeat  (tags: animal shelter, domestic violence, safety, humans, dogs, bravery, courage, hank )

Simone
- 2578 days ago - globalanimal.org
A heroic Great Dane named Hank put himself on the line to save his guardian from domestic violence. The story inspired the Rose Brooks Center, the shelter that took Hank and his guardian in, to open Paws Place Pet Shelter, a shelter for animal victims of
Cloning Heroism
Offbeat  (tags: trakr, search rescue dog, bravery, courage, cloning, heroism )

Simone
- 2864 days ago - fortheloveofthedogblog.com
Remember this picture? It's one of the famous pictures taken of search and rescue teams at Ground Zero. This is Trakr and his partner, Halifax Regional Police Officer James Symington. They were one of the first K9 search and rescue teams to arrive.
The 9/11 Rescue Dogs: Portraits of the Last Surviving Animals Who Scoured Ground Zero One Decade on
Offbeat  (tags: brave heroic dogs, survivors, 9/11 dogs, rescue, memories, courage )

Simone
- 2870 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors. Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive.
Hero Dog Still Homeless
Offbeat  (tags: hero dog, nala, saving life of blind dog, courage, kindness, homeless )

Simone
- 3017 days ago - examiner.com
An intuitive, good-natured Lab mix, credited with saving the life of a blind Cocker spaniel last December, is still homeless. The dog, Nala, had been a resident of the Redmond Humane Society for nine long months at the time that the impressive rescue
We're Doing Just Fine: Baby Polar Bear Waves to Camera After His Crippled Mother Beats the Odds to Give Birth in Alaska
Offbeat  (tags: miracle, polar bear mother, broken leg, survived, courage, birth, twin cubs, photographs )

Simone
- 3113 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
These heartwarming images tell a tale of miraculous survival against the odds in one of the world's most inhospitable places. When photographer Steven Kazlowski saw a polar bear wandering through eastern Alaska with a broken leg he knew time was
.Heroes Given Award for Saving Dog .
Offbeat  (tags: compassionate award, dog rescuers, school teachers, firefighter, icy pond, courage )

Simone
- 3120 days ago - peta.org
PETA has given a Compassionate Action Award to three Ohio schoolteachers and a local firefighter for rescuing a dog who was trapped in the middle of an icy river
 

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