Category Archives: Amazing talents

Justin Bieber

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/05/art.justin.bieber.gi.jpg caption=”Justin Bieber, 15, is a YouTube singing sensation.”] He has the soul of a seasoned artist. And a legion of fans to make him legit. Justin Bieber, at 15, is a singing wunderkind. Raised by a single … Continue reading

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Aaron Fotheringham

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/14/art.aaron.jpg caption=”Aaron Fotheringham, 17, competes in extreme sports with a wheelchair.”] Aaron Fotheringham has earned his “whining rights,” but he’s never touched them. He was born with spina bifida, unable to use his legs and adopted into a … Continue reading

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Sadiya Buta

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/07/art.sadiya.jpg caption=”Sadiya Buta, 15, is getting attention for much more than what she wears on the tennis court.”] It’s 100 degrees in Arizona, but that doesn’t keep Sadiya Buta off the court. She is part of one of … Continue reading

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Kyle Taylor

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/17/art.taylor.jpg caption=”Kyle Taylor swam the English Channel to raise money for a disabled runner.”] Like a lot of little boys, Kyle Taylor loved to swim. He was an avid swimmer until he blew out his shoulders during his … Continue reading

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Chelsey Shannon

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/11/art.shannon.jpg caption=”Chelsey Shannon, 17, writes for the ‘Louder Than Words’ book series for teens.”] Chelsey was 6 years old when her mom died of leukemia. She was 13 when her father was murdered. Desperate, but hard-pressed to find … Continue reading

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Becky Gulsvig

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/14/art.blonde.jpg caption=”Becky Gulsvig, 26, stars in the national tour of the musical ‘Legally Blonde.’”] Pretty, blonde, donned in pink. Becky Gulsvig looks like the title character she plays in the musical version of “Legally Blonde,” but she says … Continue reading

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Johnny Strange

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/30/art.strange.ypwr.jpg 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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