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Real people, real stories. The very best human interest tales from across America and beyond told by those who lived it in their own words.

How Running Transformed a Prisoner into an Ultramarathon Champion

From prison to world records – discover the extraordinary story of John McAvoy, an ex-convict who found freedom and inspiration through ultramarathon running.

I Shaved My Head at My Wedding in Solidarity With My Cancer-Fighting Mom

"I was amazed at my Mom Luna's courage in the face of a devastating diagnosis. And, on my wedding day, I found the perfect way to pay tribute."

I Was a Champion Bodybuilder, but a Rare Condition Left Me a Prisoner in...

A bodybuilding and fitness champion temporarily paralyzed and fighting for life due to a rare autoimmune disorder tells her story of her recovery and how she was dubbed 'Wonder Woman'.
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