Survival Stories

sharing hope

The stories you’re about to read are real. The struggles are real. The means used to overcome are diverse. At the core of every victory is a resilient soul.
Resilience is learned.

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Ashley Taylor, W Jordan HS, 2018

“You were never meant to fit in. You were born to stand out and change the world” read more

Brooklyn Paul, W Jordan HS, 2018

My heart felt heavy and sometimes I couldn’t breathe. read more

Shantel Singleton, W Jordan HS, 2018 Awardee

You are not your family nor or you your families mistakes. read more

Laryssa Davies, Itineris E.C. H.S., 2018 Awardee

I was told frequently that I was hated for something as simple as not loading the dishwasher “right”. read more

Andrea Oliva, Dixie HS, 2018 Awardee

I hadn't seen nor talked to B for months and suddenly I was being framed for bullying. read more

Savana Stephenson, American Fork HS, 2018

To anyone reading this, whatever your trial is DON'T GIVE UP. read more

Hannah Johnson, Weber HS, 2018 Awardee

It felt like I was sitting there for hours on end shaking my head, begging God to take all of the pain away. read more

Kennedy Johnson, American Fork HS, 2018 Awardee

I was so engulfed with my own problems and hardships, that I had forgotten to look around and see all the other people struggling along read more

Brooklyn Gittens, Riverton HS, 2018 Awardee

My parents took me out of high school and put me in a treatment center for eating disorders. read more

Jeff Gurney, Rockwell HS, 2018 Awardee

I was born to a drug addicted teenage girl on the streets of Haiti. read more

Aracely Barrera, West HS, 2018

She was always wanting to take everything out on me like I was her punching bag. read more

Sydney White, W Jordan HS, 2018 Awardee

When I was six years old, I was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder and spent the summer at a residential treatment center. read more

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