Monthly Archives: June 2009

Johnny Strange

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Johnny Strange, 17, is the youngest person to climb seven summits.”] This is a first. I get to feature someone who beat the world record of another young person I featured. Samantha Larson was one of our … Continue reading

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Jaclyn Murphy

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Jaclyn Murphy, 14, and her dad started the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to match ill children with sports teams.”] Clad in Wildcat purple, you’d think she was another player . Jaclyn Murphy, 14, is too young to … Continue reading

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Josh Shipp

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Josh Shipp, 28, dishes out ‘advice with attitude’ to teens.”] Our generation doesn’t have a “Dear Abby,” but we do have a “Hey, Josh.” Josh Shipp offers up “advice with attitude” to Generation Y. He says he … Continue reading

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Jordan Coleman

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Jordan Coleman, 13, funded the documentary ‘Say It Loud’ to make a positive impact on his community.”] Jordan’s friends want to be the next Michael Jordan or rap star. But Jordan wants young African-American boys like him … Continue reading

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Matt Certner

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Matt Certner, 18, founded the Sports Clinic for Children with Special Needs.”] Mikey and Matt were best friends. They vacationed together, they played sports together. But when Mikey was diagnosed with autism, the dynamics changed. “Particularly when … Continue reading

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