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Devastated by my little league coach.

Ned

Sal got to me and he looked dead at me and said; “That kid’s a cry baby. He quit last year, I don’t want him.”

As wild as I could be.

Becky

I was the girl on top of the bar with money being put on me, not remembering any of it the next morning.

It started with painkillers for my back but it didn't end there.

Sarah

"I was taking ecstasy, cocaine, pain killers or whatever it took just to feel numb."

Ashamed of my speech impediment.

Jason Gray

"I remember a specific moment where after a concert, a person came up to me and they thanked me for having a speech handicap."

Low self esteem, depressed, even by middle school.

Mike L

Growing up I didn't have a very personal view of God.

My son with cerebral palsy had no hope until the missionary arrived.

Maxim

We tried everything possible to make his life normal. He studied in a very good school. He tried to study hard and behave very well. Nevertheless, society had a hard time accepting him.

Mom was very angry, very malicious.

Oscar

“You’re going to end up like your father, a bum on the street, a loser, an alcoholic.” As a kid, growing up hearing those things hurt me. I thought, “Man, after everything I do for you, this is how you love me.”

Curled up in my closet to escape, but found purpose instead.

Kay

"The place that was a dark place to start with became my refuge."

Stuttered, stumbled, picked last for teams.

Mark Harris

When I was a little boy I was not the most athletic.I was definitely not the one most likely to succeed. I was shy and had a stuttering problem. I was extremely insecure. As a teenager my outlet for identity became sports. I ...

People pleaser

Sierra

Where I’d prayed for everyone else for so long... I had ignored the fact that I did need God.