Category Archives: Inspiration

John Green’s Commencement Speech

I already published a post about advice to graduates, but I’d like to share another commencement speech from someone I admire. It’s from the author of the book I just completed: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Enjoy.

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Best Man With Cerebral Palsy Toasts Twin In Unforgettable Speech

What a beautiful story of the bond between brothers. Now, where’s my tissue?

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Korey Soderman has all the dirt on his twin brother, Kyle.

Korey, who has cerebral palsy, let some of those secrets fly during his best man speech at Kyle’s wedding two weeks ago. Because Korey can’t speak, Kyle read the speech out loud — once he choked back happy tears, of course.

The Sodermans, from West Palm Beach, Fla., have never let Korey’s condition get in their way. His mom, Wendy, started her own private school, IDEAL & Dream School, when she had difficulty finding a preschool for Korey, according to an A&E documentary about the family.

Korey, meanwhile, founded his own nonprofit, Korey’s Krew, which works with teens and young adults with physical disabilities.

“I’m differently abled,” he told the Palm Beach Post in 2010, after winning an award for his community service. “I can do what others do, I just do it differently.”

Source: Huffington Post & Youtube

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I have smote thine enemy

Have you heard the awesome news? The Queen of the Blogosphere, Ionia Martin, has conquered cancer! She is CANCER FREE! Woo-hoo! BEST DAY EVAH! Congratulations Ionia! So happy for you!

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Fireworks 123   For four long years the woman battled the demon. The demon known only as “C” violated her body, dimmed her future and messed with her mind.

She fought this demon with the strength of her army. When she was too weak to fight, too tired to resist the demon’s advances or too negative to be positive she relied on them to battle it for her. Were she the soppy type, she might be wiping her eyes on her chain mail at the moment. *Hold on I have something in my eye…

Okay, all better.

 

So back to the story. The woman fought this vile beast year after year. The demon would weaken, but refuse to relent. Just when she thought it may tire and leave her be, it would come back again, stronger than ever, somewhere else.

Gathering all the love she had been storing, she forged a…

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