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Our Stories: Barbara Ramirez

I’m Barbie! I am 30 years old.  When I was fourteen, I was in a car accident resulting in a complete spinal cord injury at T4/T3 level.  My life changed in a matter of seconds.  Doctors said I would never walk again.  My love of sports and dreams of becoming a professional soccer player vanished.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Sarah Leigh Davis

 Sarah Davis is a 28-year-old artist who is able to capture beauty from within and bring it to life through her drawings and paintings.  When she was two-years-old, Sarah and her family were in a propane explosion.  Sarah had been thrown, knocked unconscious, and buried in the debris.  It took firefighters two hours to find her, and, as a result of the accident, Sarah suffers from organic brain damage.… Read the rest

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Out Stories: Heather McArthur

 I feel that I have embraced the concept of Bold Beauty by not automatically accepting the first impression people give of me.  I was very lucky as a child to be naturally outgoing and smart.  So I think it surprised people when I wanted to be physically independent as well.  I had my first surgery before I was three-years-old and had 17 in total by the time I was 21.… Read the rest

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Our Stories: Mary Abigail Kiely

My name is Mary Abigail “Bundle of Joy”, “Healed of God” Kiely.  My Dad named me when he and my Mom brought me home from the hospital.  I was 22 months old.  You see, before God brought Dad and Mom to me, I didn’t have a home.  The doctors told Dad and Mom I would not live to my second birthday, to take me home and love me. … Read the rest