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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.

Walking By Faith

My son Jon has fallen in love with a beautiful girl named Hayley this year - and our entire family has fallen in love with her as well! Her birthday is this Friday, October 21, so I got the Faith key for her. She is a living, breathing example of walking by faith, not by sight. Her love for God and her people is what we love so much about her! My prayer is that year 26 for her will be the best one yet, that her life will continue to shine and increase in every way possible. 2 Corinthians...

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No Signs Of Struggle Or Weakness

We chose to give our best friend, Kenzie, the strength key. Kenz is the type of person that can walk out of our house and show no signs of struggle or weakness, not matter the situation. She picks us up off the ground when we are at our lowest and reminds us that we are worthy, important, and loved. If you don't know her well, you would never be able to tell that she is going through some of the hardest times of her life because of her constant graceful, confident and kind demeanor. Kenzie is there for anyone at...

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A True Warrior

An incredible man by the name of Frank came crashing into my life a few months ago. As much as I tried to keep him at bay he just wouldn’t allow it and in a relatively short period of time, became someone very near and dear to my heart and one of my most favorite people. Recently he bounced back from a rocky couple of years and then unfortunately received some devastating news regarding his health. He has become withdrawn and scared of the uncertainties the future holds. I wanted him to have a tangible reminder that fear has two...

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Beacon of Hope

I gifted my Hope key to a beautiful friend named Cheryl who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I purchased the Hope key in memory of my mother who passed away from pancreatic cancer. When I met Cheryl at a pancreatic cancer action network volunteer meeting, she was not the face of pancreatic cancer that I was used to seeing. The disease ravished my mother's body so quickly and Cheryl was a beacon of hope for me! She made me hopeful that, with research, early detection can be accomplished so those diagnosed can live longer lives. The motto for those suffering...

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Positive Attitude

I was given a "Faith" key by a friend after I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I wore my key to each Chemo appointment as a way to remind myself to keep a positive attitude even when things were tough. Now that I have finished my treatment and life is looking normal again, I have passed my key onto a woman that I have never met in person who is battling ovarian cancer. She has monthly chemo treatments that she attends alone. My heart broke when I heard she has no one to go to her appointments with her. I...

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