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Indomitable Spirit

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Dale Carnegie

Indomitable Spirit

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'I never lost hope'

Selfless Dedication......RESPECT!!!!

Selfless Dedication

In lieu of a stethoscope, Albert-André Nast, a blind doctor in France, holds his ear to the back of a 3-month old, 1953.

V. I. T. R. I. O. L.


Private Derek Derenalagi, London 2011 - BRYAN ADAMS

Bryan Adams at the OstLicht Gallery | Actuphoto

Carolina de Jesus was born in poverty and lived in a shack in a São Paulo slum. Although she had only a 2nd grade education, she loved to write. Her journal documenting slum life was discovered by a journalist, published and became a best-seller eventually being translated into 14 languages.

A blinded boy reading braille with his lips due to the loss of his arms and legs. David Seymour. 1948. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Random Pictures Of The Day - 82 Pics

Japanese Paralympian Maya Nakanishi Goes Nude To Help Her Get To London 2012

Rest in peace amazing human being Alice Herz Sommer. Feb 23 2014.▶ Alice Herz Sommer - The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life - Official Trailer - YouTube

Beach run

orphan people - Google Search

Gazing Upward: The Vision and the Hope

Alex Minsky. He's amazing. Ex marine who lost his leg and is now an underwear model.

TIL an 18 year old marine, Guy Gabaldon, singlehandedly persuaded 1,500 Japanese soldiers at the battle of Saipan to surrender. He was only able to do this because his japanese foster parents had taken him in off the streets when he was 12 and taught him their language.

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end -- which you can never afford to lose -- with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be" James Stockdale wrote this. He was held for 71/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam in a 3 x 9 foot cage. He was awarded 26 personal combat medals, including the Medal of Honor and four Silver Stars. His memory of college classes in Stoic philosophy help him cope as a prisoner of war.

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken: PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.

Blessed Martin Martinez Pascual, priest executed during the Spanish Civil War at the age of 25. When he was asked if he would like to face away from the rifles during his execution, he said no, all he wanted to do was bless those who killed him and pray that God would not hold his death against them. Then he shouted VIVA CRISTO REY! Right before being shot, he smiled for the photographer, who took this last picture of him. In his eyes, one sees the courage and joy of a faithful priest.

Rescue at Rabaul, 1944: "...we got a call to pick up an airman who was down in the Bay. The Japanese were shooting at him from the island, and when they saw us they started shooting at us. The man who was shot down was temporarily blinded, so one of our crew stripped off his clothes and jumped in to bring him aboard. He couldn't have swum very well wearing his boots and clothes. As soon as we could, we took off... The naked man got back into his position at his gun in the blister of the plane."

12-year-old Paloma Noyola goes to José Primary School in Matamoros, Mexico. She's being touted as "the face of Mexico's unleashed potential." ... Our current idea of "genius" might be a Silicon Valley white guy with glasses, but a small brown girl from a dirt-poor town could be a future game-changing icon, thanks to experimental teaching methods. After taking an achievement exam, Paloma received the highest math score in her country.

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    The Mrs. P

    I'm going to look up these videos about videos Sugata Mitra. The man quoted in this article is SPOT on, btw! He says, "human cognitive machinery is fundamentally incompatible with conventional schooling. We’re teaching the child that his questions don’t matter, that what matters are the questions of the curriculum. That’s just not the way natural selection designed us to learn." Shame.

  • ℳaribel

    Love!!!! Totally agree. Hopefully this will be the future for education everywhere.

  • ℳaribel

    I'm disappointed the teacher isn't on the cover with her. Teachers will always be the unsung heroes. :(

  • The Mrs. P
    The Mrs. P

    I agree. Wishful thinking?

  • ℳaribel

    I hope not... for the sake of humanity.

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An Orchestra You Will Not Believe — Heartbreaking and Heartwarming ▶ the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra - YouTube

  • The Mrs. P
    The Mrs. P

    Makes you want to just reach out and sponsor one of these kids; give them an opportunity of a lifetime! I just need to play the lotto now! lol!

  • ℳaribel

    Hahahaha!!! I know! I love music but have zero ability. I wish I could play like my "tocaya". ^_^

  • The Mrs. P
    The Mrs. P tocaya! I wish I could, too! I used to be in choir but never learned an instrument. :(

Wise and inspiring Malala interviewed by Jon Stewart.

An Indian child from Xavantes has his back painted with the name and jersey number of Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo at Maraiwatsede tribe in Mato Grosso, northwest of Brasilia.

Lets be grateful and thankful for things we have and we forget we do. My heart breaks every time I see this pic! There is so much that he probably wants to do and he can't. Aline

Never give up.


A film by writer/director Nina Duttaroy. Fauja Singh is a 98 year (at the time of production, he is now 100) old long-distance runner who keeps running. He holds the fastest over 90 year old marathon race record, and he defies perceived notions of age with a twinkle in his eye and an infectious zest for life.