Category Archive for: Remarkable people

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Incredible shots from a former inmate

Donato di Camillo grew up in a family that couldn’t afford a film for their camera so instead he just pretended to be a world famous photographer. Later in life he ended up in prison for a series of thefts and passed his time gazing at National Geographic magazines admiring their amazing photography. When he…

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Julius Yego – The YouTube Man

Discover the incredible story and journey of Julius Yego as he recounts his humble beginnings being raised in a Cheptonon village in Kenya, training with simple wooden sticks, to becoming the Javelin World Champion in 2015. With no access to proper javelin coaching and facilities, Julius Yego was able to become his own teacher through…

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Watch this man play

For all those who think they need to have the latest, the greatest and the most expensive, Tom Ward has great news. And he proves it by playing on a broken guitar! This amazing Street Performer plays a compilation of three different types of Music. It’s like he’s playing a Spanish acoustic, a double bass…

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From good to great – Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo grew up in one of the poorest areas of Funchal; the capital of the tiny island Madeira. His father was a city gardener and his mother a cook. When he started playing soccer at the age of 9, his teammates made fun of him because his dad cleaned the locker rooms for a…

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10 Year old boy uses his pocket money to make clothes for homeless kids

Xavier Elliot, 10 years old, used to be homeless and spend a lot of time in different homeless shelters with his family. After he and his family found a place to live, Xavier started saving up his allowance to make clothes for kids who can’t afford them. Xavier got inspired by his mom, who runs…

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Iván Fernández is a true hero

Very little has been said about this…..On December 2, Basque athlete Iván Fernández Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai – bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics. As they entered the finishing straight, he saw the Kenyan…

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John Bramblitt is painting in the dark

John Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton Texas. His art has been sold in over twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, and BBC Radio, and he’s been featured in The New York Times and Psychology Today. He’s…

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Spider-man helping the homeless

A real-life “Spider-Man” has started taking to the streets of Birmingham to help the city’s poor and needy.

Some people never give up and they changed our world.

This a very inspiring video on persevering. No matter how many times you have failed in life. This video mentions well known people who had failed, but kept pressing on until they became successful. A must see video with people like: Michael Jordan After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home…

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Homeless man becomes famous by YouTube

Doug Seegers is a man in his sixties, and up until recently he only knew life on the streets. He lived and played music on the streets of Tennessee for 17 years. Then, in 2012, a fellow musician and friend posted a video of Doug on YouTube playing a song he wrote called, ”Going Down…

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This 14-year-old will fix the planet before she graduates

In a dream world, every kid’s resume would look a lot like Maya Penn’s. Her dizzying fount of accomplishments by the tender age of 14 puts us all to shame. The multi-talented wunderkind is — so far! — an eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and environmentalist. She founded…

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The meaning of life

9-Year old explains the meaning of life (1:46) & the universe.. Who said age matters? Life’s what you make it!

Stylist spends every sunday cutting hair for homeless

Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes, they don’t need a penny. Bustos spends every Sunday — his only day off from work — venturing through the city in search of anyone in need…

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Paintbrush with mouth and foot

Huang Guofu, from Chongqing, China, has learned to master the paintbrush with his mouth and right foot, after he lost both his hands in a childhood accident. Huang Guofu lost his arms in terrible electric shock accident at the tender age of four, but that didn’t stop him from following his dreams, and at age…

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The founder of modern social work

Octavia Hill (1838-1912) was a woman ahead of her time. An artist and a radical, she was a pioneer of affordable housing and can be seen as the founder of modern social work. Writing in the late 19th Century she stated that her purpose was to “make lives noble, homes happy and family life good”.…

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Born to be awesome !

Tim Harris on living with down syndrome: “I call it born to be awesome!” This is the inspiring story of Tim Harris, a man who has down syndrome and owns the “worlds friendliest restaurant”. Tim opens up about battling bullies and the importance of hugging. Customers get free hugs, and every morning Tim Harris, 27, does a magical…

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Dambisa Moyo on why aid to Africa has been a disaster.

In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse. In Dead Aid, Dambisa…

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Segun Oyeyiola built a wind- and solar-powered Beetle

Segun Oyeyiola has managed to make something extraordinary. The engineering senior at Nigeria’s Obagemi Awolowo University spent a year retrofitting a Volkswagen Beetle into a wind and solar-powered car partially made of free scrap parts donated by friends and family. Everything else cost under $6,000. Dr. John Preston, chair of McMaster University’s engineering physics department…

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9-year old helps stray animals in his garage

In February of 2014 pictures of Ken feeding dogs on the street were passed around on the internet. Some very kind people who saw these pictures donated money to help him care for the dogs. He got enough money to get the dogs he was feeding off the street, feed them high quality canned food, and provide them with veterinary care. They gained weight, their open wounds healed, and their fur grew back. They also learned not to be scared of humans.

91-year-old Harriette Thompson breaks record in San Diego marathon

At 91-years-old, marathoner Harriette Thompson really doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. The two-time cancer survivor finished her 15th marathon on Sunday at the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon, completing the race in 7 hours and 7 minutes — a record time for a woman 90 years or older. “Oh I feel…

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