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Pay It Forward Stories

A collection of your stories from around the world that give hope, provide strength, and inspire others to pay it forward everyday.

Grateful for Life

I received the word Grateful because I am grateful for my life. Literally. I needed blood in order to save my life, and blood donors gave me the greatest gift they could give me..the gift of life. I will be forever Grateful. -Judy

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Finding Strength in Hope

My niece is 17 years old and was diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome about 5 years ago. It took a long time to find a diagnosis for her. She was in and out of the emergency room and hospital for months before we got a diagnosis. We live in Arkansas and found a GI doctor in Philadelphia that would treat her. For three years we made the trip to Philadelphia in January. Betsy would be so sick and would lose so much weight that she would have to have a feeding tube. This last year has been a better year...

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Finding Strength in Hope

My niece is 17 years old and was diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome about 5 years ago. It took a long time to find a diagnosis for her. She was in and out of the emergency room and hospital for months before we got a diagnosis. We live in Arkansas and found a GI doctor in Philadelphia that would treat her. For three years we made the trip to Philadelphia in January. Betsy would be so sick and would lose so much weight that she would have to have a feeding tube. This last year has been a better year...

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Choose Joy

When I bought this key, I wasn't planning on giving it away. I was thinking I could just keep it because it looked cool, and I liked my word. I chose the word to remind myself to choose joy everyday and choose happiness in any circumstance, good or bad. Because the joy of the Lord is my strength. But this Christmas it happened. My family and I had a long-time friend over for dinner, and she was going through a really tough time. When I said hi to her and she started to talk about the Giving Key I was wearing,...

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Choose Joy

When I bought this key, I wasn't planning on giving it away. I was thinking I could just keep it because it looked cool, and I liked my word. I chose the word to remind myself to choose joy everyday and choose happiness in any circumstance, good or bad. Because the joy of the Lord is my strength. But this Christmas it happened. My family and I had a long-time friend over for dinner, and she was going through a really tough time. When I said hi to her and she started to talk about the Giving Key I was wearing,...

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