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Born without limbs, Nick Vujicic inspires people to pursue life go-getters Oct 05, 2022

He's only 39, but just one look at Nick Vujicic will obliterate any excuses you have about not passionately pursuing purpose for your life.

Nick was born in Australia with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. By using a few toes on one foot, which...

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92-year-old finds purpose in carving bowls for charities go-getters news Sep 30, 2022

When 92-year-old Robert Gaines escapes to his garage almost daily, he does so to turn discarded wood into new bowls.

In other words, he finds purpose by repurposing wood others would consider to be junk. Doing so re-energizes him, The Burg reported.

A salesman by trade, he retired 30 years ago...

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Grieving mom finds purpose fighting fentanyl deaths go-getters news Sep 26, 2022

After losing her 35-year-old son to fentanyl, Melanie Madden was driven to a new sense of purpose to help prevent more needless deaths from the deadly substance.

“I feel like I have a mission to get the message to our lawmakers to do something about the flooding of fentanyl into our...

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Cancer survivors create baskets of hope for others go-getters Sep 24, 2022

Tracy Gallagher and Ashleigh Park, both from Mississippi, were diagnosed with cancer in their 40s and underwent a combined 64 rounds of chemotherapy, News Nation reported.

After recovering, the women formed DeSoto Hope, a non-profit organization providing support and encouragement to people just...

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AARP Purpose Award recipient provides help to poor neighborhood go-getters news Sep 21, 2022

Rev. Jamesetta Ferguson is the president and CEO of Molo Village CDC, a distressed neighborhood in Louisville, Ky., where she provides services to mostly Black and poor residents.

She is also a 2022 recipient of the Purpose Award given by AARP (formerly called the American Association of Retired...

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70-year-old Texas man finds purpose in Popsicles go-getters Sep 16, 2022

As I read H.R. Grimm's heartwarming editorial in La Vernia News, I could only marvel at his dedication to his real and adoptive grandchildren. He sets a very high bar for the rest of us.

Titled "Living for others gives our lives purpose," the editorial describes how he and his wife simply love...

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Steve Barkley inspires people to Live Forever Young through martial arts features go-getters Sep 12, 2022

Steve Barkley grew up in Sunnyvale, Calif., the heart of Silicon Valley, in the late 1950s and 60s when the area consisted of big orchards and open land.

After graduating from college with a bachelor's degree in business administration, Steve went to work for Advance Micro Devices (AMD) during...

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52-year-old New Yorker bikes to all 50 state capitols go-getters news Sep 02, 2022

There are people who challenge themselves to ride bicycles across their state, and even from coast-to-coast. But, Bob Barnes is a different man of determination.

The 52-year-old resident of Syracuse, N.Y., set a goal to bike in all 50 state capitols. Once there, he snapped a selfie in front of...

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Rich Avery shepherds pastors toward enhanced purpose features go-getters Aug 31, 2022

Forward From 50 has featured some incredible stories of men and women whose lives have gone in completely different directions after passing their 50th birthdays. Rich Avery is different.

He knew early in his life what his purpose was and he hasn't deviated much from that. For many years, Rich...

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Couple's passion lies in rescuing farm animals go-getters Aug 19, 2022

Years ago, Oscar Janssen and Lynn Printy were enjoying successful careers in corporate aviation where he was a pilot and she was a flight attendant, CT Insider reported.

Life was good and they were happy, but the couple knew they wanted to do more. So, in 2019, they purchased a farm near...

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