The Stories

  • Courage To Break The Chain

    I am giving this key to my brother who has struggled with Alcoholism for 15+ years. He was recently sent to jail because he failed to show up for a court appearance on a 3rd and 4th degree DWI. I am praying that he finds the courage to stay sober. He is the most loving kind hearted person I know. He would give you the shirt off his back. This disease has taken over his life and stole the person that I know and love. He has a little boy who desperately needs a dad to step up and be...

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  • She's The Reason That I Am Who I Am

    I'm 16 years old and I've struggled with depression and self harm for several years now. Even when I pushed everyone away, my bestfriend stood there right by my side through everything. Loving myself just hasn't been an option to me since the beginning. But slowly she pushed me to start even the slightest bit, even if it was incredibly hard. The past week had been abnormally rough on me and she knew that. I got a text from her in the morning saying "I know you've been having it rough but I just wanted you to know how much...

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  • We Both Received The News We Had Been Praying For

      Schools are joyful and safe places, filled with laughter and the buzz of students learning. Our school, New Way Academy, is the epitome of everything happy. I am certainly biased as a school leader, but I doubt you'd find many that would disagree. Happiness, however, has been hard to come by for Ms. Weiskopf during these past few months. After a series of health concerns, Marilyn visited a doctor for a check-up. They did some blood work and ran a few tests, and she left knowing her white blood cell count was high. No big deal...until she got a...

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  • I Sent Her My Key

    I bought myself a key because I had been having a stressful time in my life . I was so anxious that I felt I could not breathe some days. So I bought a key that said Breathe to remind me to slow down and mindfully be aware of the many things in life I have to be grateful for. I wore it for a few months.Recently my youngest sister lost her youngest daughter to suicide. She left behind two small children who only had their mother to care for them.My sister is devastated and told me that she has...

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  • A Act Of Kindness

    Late in the winter of my seventh grade, I was at the hospital one day and I saw a girl there about my age, and she was in a wheelchair and as I assume had some horrible disease. She was all I thought about for the next while at home and at school. I wanted to know some way to help her. My friends and I decided to have a bake sale and every penny that we earned would go to her and that hospital to help the sick kids. After all the hard work we put into this, we...

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