"I decided I wasn't happy and that I needed a change"

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Amberly's biggest obstacle to was when she was 21...

Fortunately, I haven't had one big tragedy I've needed to overcome. If I had to choose a situation though, I would probably pick this past fall.

I was in a very low place, not wanting to leave my house, talk to people, etc. I decided I wasn't happy and that I needed a change. I chose to come home from school and re-build myself...

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"I attempted to take my life when I was 14 and I was failing all of my classes in school"

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Jenna's biggest obstacle to deal with was when she was 12 years old...

I was raped when I was 12, then I dealt with severe clinical depression, anxiety, PTSD, paranoia, panic disorder, and mood disorder.

I attempted to take my life when I was 14 and I was failing all of my classes in school.

Since then, I have become a motivational speaker...

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"My coach then started asking to take my weight regularly and basically told me not to eat."

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Brooke's biggest obstacle to overcome was when she was 16...

When I was in my junior year of high school, I suffered from having eating issues.

I was on the women's team at the time and weighing in at 120lbs when the "ideal" weight is around 110-115lbs. The men's is 120-125lbs. I was already not loving my body and felt that I wasn't "skinny enough."

My coach then started asking to take my weight regularly and basically told me not to eat.

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"When I was five years old, I was separated from my siblings and mother and began getting tossed around from foster home to foster home."

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Kadriana's biggest obstacles to overcome started when she was 5 years old...

When I was five years old, I was separated from my siblings and mother and began getting tossed around from foster home to foster home.

My life prior to that hadn't been much better, having to deal with my mother's substance abuse and frequent absences. Much of my early life can be characterized by neglect, abuse, and constant upheaval.

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"Just remember to be kind, compassionate, and patient. Beautiful things will be in store!"

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Mackenna's biggest obstacle to overcome was when she was 10 to 16 years old...

"I've always struggled with friendships. In elementary school, I spent most recesses alone, sitting under the tree until it was over.

My best friend in middle school, who made me feel so welcome, moved away to Las Vegas a year after we met.

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