Marissa Schillaci-Kayton struggled to find the motivation to take charge of her own health and fitness, until she found an unexpected support community.
Elizabeth Smart is known as “the girl who was kidnapped,” but she's really a survivor who is very much in control of her own experience and future.
Maggie Doyne took a gap year when she was 18 and volunteered in Nepal. That's when she met the orphan girl who changed her world.
Deserae Turner was shot in the head by boys she thought were her friends. Two years later, she's embracing her recovery and walking as Homecoming Queen.
Alvin Law, who was born with no arms, credits his adoptive mother with giving him the determination to break past labels and become a rock star.
Emily Zamourka stunned the world with her angelic voice, and now a record deal has given her the chance to get off the streets.