Tag: adventure

Sam Fox – A Grueling Challenge for a Great Cause

In many ways, Sam Fox is a typical 24-year-old man – he is a talented athlete, loves the outdoors, and enjoys eating pizza and hanging out with his friends. But in one very special way, Sam is anything but typical. You see, Sam has taken on an incredible challenge for a cause that… Read more »

Twelve in Twelve – A Family Making a Difference, One Country at a Time!

Think about your everyday life – school, family, friends, hobbies, etc. Can you imagine giving it all up for a year? Well, that is exactly what the Lewis family did. J.D. Lewis and his sons Jackson, age 14, and Buck, age 9, put their lives on hold for an entire year… Read more »

City Year – Improving the World, One Year at a Time

If you had a year’s time that you could devote to anything in the world, what would it be? For one very special group of people, the answer is City Year. City Year is an organization that gives young people the opportunity to serve others in a major way. The people who… Read more »

Kids Can Be Heroes Too! Stories of Courageous Kids

When you think of a hero, who do you think of? A firefighter? A police officer? A character with superhuman powers, a mask, and a cape? Well, the truth is that heroes come in all forms. They can be men or women, rich or poor, or old or young. In fact,… Read more »

Michael Milton – Unstoppable, Even on One Leg!

For Michael Milton, skiing was almost second nature. Born into a family of skiers, Michael learned to ski by the time he was three years old. But then when he was nine, tragedy struck. Michael was diagnosed with bone cancer, and as a result of the disease he lost a leg. At… Read more »

Apollo 11 Moon Landing – “One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind”

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke on July 20, 1969, as he became the first man to ever step foot on the moon. On that historic day, after years of research and careful planning, the dream of… Read more »

Amy Purdy – Surviving and Thriving, One Step at a Time!

Amy Purdy is a snowboarder, skateboarder, wakeboarder, public speaker, fundraiser, actress, model, and make-up artist! The list things she has already accomplished in her life is amazing. But what’s even more amazing is that Amy has achieved all of these things despite having her lower legs amputated at age 19!… Read more »

Inspire My Kids Posts – Our Top Eleven Picks!

In November 2011, Inspire My Kids will celebrate our first full year of inspiring kids! Now that this first anniversary is upon us, it’s time to look back on this amazing first year and reflect on which posts have made the greatest impact. In that spirit, here are what we believe to… Read more »

Erik Weihenmayer – Achieving The Peak of Success, Literally!

In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer achieved a goal that many have sought but only a few have attained – he scaled Mount Everest. This feat is amazing in itself, but it is made even more incredible by the fact that Erik is blind! Despite his blindness, and with help from an amazing… Read more »

Muffy Davis – A Detoured Dream Renewed by Determination

When Muffy Davis was a teenager, she was a talented and avid skier with hopes of competing in the Olympics. But in February 1989, that all changed when Muffy had a ski accident that left her a paraplegic. Devastated, she turned to other activities. But eventually, her passion for skiing… Read more »