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Amanda
How to let life in? To me letting life in is to just to LIVE in the moment. For example im 21 years old and my mom is 63, i am the baby of my siblings. My mom almost died last year and it had made me scared to leave her side. My brothers and sister are married with kids. So i am the last one still remaining in the house.She always told me to not live in fear and to live ever day like it was an adventure. I recently went to a Texas Rangers game and while i was driving up to Dallas Texas I hit a deer! Yes it was scary but its something I will remember forever. I was hesitant to leave my mom but she encouraged me to go. I am graduating at The University of Texas Pan American next May 2015 for my bachelors. I plan to continue for my Masters in Rehabilitation. If I do win this contest. I believe and hope it will change the way I see life. I dont want to live in fear I want to Live and experience the things people dream of. I see my self as the character Walter, always wanting to do something but just day dreaming about it but not actually doing it. I don’t wnt to day dream any more. I want live life and take chances. The picture im about to upload is a tow truck towing my car away after the deer hit. I know this is a random picture but it is something I experienced for the first time.
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Amanda

How to let life in? To me letting life in is to just to LIVE in the moment. For example im 21 years old and my mom is 63, i am the baby of my siblings. My mom almost died last year and it had made me scared to leave her side. My brothers and sister are married with kids. So i am the last one still remaining in the house.She always told me to not live in fear and to live ever day like it was an adventure. I recently went to a Texas Rangers game and while i was driving up to Dallas Texas I hit a deer! Yes it was scary but its something I will remember forever. I was hesitant to leave my mom but she encouraged me to go. I am graduating at The University of Texas Pan American next May 2015 for my bachelors. I plan to continue for my Masters in Rehabilitation. If I do win this contest. I believe and hope it will change the way I see life. I dont want to live in fear I want to Live and experience the things people dream of. I see my self as the character Walter, always wanting to do something but just day dreaming about it but not actually doing it. I don’t wnt to day dream any more. I want live life and take chances. The picture im about to upload is a tow truck towing my car away after the deer hit. I know this is a random picture but it is something I experienced for the first time.

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Timothy
Story: It was 3 years ago since I began training for and running Tough Mudder. My first Tough Mudder was based on the means to improving my health with better eating and more activity. However, since then, the meaning of it has changed for me. Each year I run, I run for a reason, a cause that means something to me. My second year running Tough Mudder was for a friend who couldn’t complete because of health problems. With her blessing, I represented the both of us and finished in a decent time. The experience transformed me to continue improving my health while helping others. I now come to my third Tough Mudder, representing a friend and her family in service. Knowing that I serve a cause that means just as much to them as it does for me fills me with pride. So much that I’ve taken my passion for fitness and mental health to become a certified personal trainer and life coach. In this case, I can share my experiences and lessons with those driven and hungry to change. This is how I let life in. 

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Timothy

Story: It was 3 years ago since I began training for and running Tough Mudder. My first Tough Mudder was based on the means to improving my health with better eating and more activity. However, since then, the meaning of it has changed for me. Each year I run, I run for a reason, a cause that means something to me. My second year running Tough Mudder was for a friend who couldn’t complete because of health problems. With her blessing, I represented the both of us and finished in a decent time. The experience transformed me to continue improving my health while helping others. I now come to my third Tough Mudder, representing a friend and her family in service. Knowing that I serve a cause that means just as much to them as it does for me fills me with pride. So much that I’ve taken my passion for fitness and mental health to become a certified personal trainer and life coach. In this case, I can share my experiences and lessons with those driven and hungry to change. This is how I let life in.

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Thorsten
Story: I have always dreamed to visit foreign countries. But I never had the money and the opportunity. Also, I am suffering from facio humeral muscular dystrophy. But one day my company send me to Beijing and I was able to visit the Great Wall. I never thought I’d see such a thing. This is my personal frame 25 !!!!
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Thorsten

Story: I have always dreamed to visit foreign countries. But I never had the money and the opportunity. Also, I am suffering from facio humeral muscular dystrophy. But one day my company send me to Beijing and I was able to visit the Great Wall. I never thought I’d see such a thing. This is my personal frame 25 !!!!

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What does “living life to the fullest” mean to you?

What does “living life to the fullest” mean to you?

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Lindsey
Story: Hello, my name is Lindsey Longoria and I am a student at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. I grew up in a military family (my dad served in the Air Force for 24 years) and was blessed with the opportunity to live in beautiful places and meet wonderful people throughout my lifetime. Before the age of 10, I had lived in Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Guam, and Virginia. My dad sacrificed a lot, including switching fields in the service to allow my family to stay in Virginia for an extended period of time and give my brother and I the opportunity to form deep relationships and finish school. As much as I appreciate that, I have learned that I have a restless, wandering spirit, and I constantly need to be moving around, meeting new people, and learning their stories to fulfill the calling I feel God has placed on my heart. That is one of the reasons I went to an out of state college, but after a year in rural Pennsylvania, I felt as though it was time for me to do some exploration far from the East Coast. I received the opportunity to study abroad in Uganda for the entire Fall Semester of 2013. Through attending classes at Uganda Christian University with both African and North American students/professors, to living with host families in both the city and the village, working with a ministry that rehabilitates street children, and white water rafting on and bungee jumping into the Nile River, my time in Uganda was by far one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. While I do believe I have an adventurous spirit, I never thought I would go anywhere near Africa. I thought I would study abroad somewhere in Europe like “normal” college students do, but I would not trade my experience in East Africa for the world. Uganda, specifically Ugandans, taught me what it means to truly live in community, to love those around you and open your heart and life to strangers, and to truly be present with people, even in silence and miscommunication. This photograph was taken at Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa, Uganda. During a long, muddy, slippery, barefoot hike up a mountainous loop of six waterfalls, we received the opportunity to meet many of the farmers and children who live off the land of Kapchorwa and marvel in the beauty of these majestic creations. In this photo, I am standing underneath the “spray” of one of the falls. If I was to go all the way in, I probably would have gotten swept in by the powerful, rainy season tides. Feeling the power of the falls paired with the joy in my heart from being surrounded by those I had come to love as family is still one of my favorite memories from the trip. If possible, I hope to return to East Africa one day with my dad to accomplish our collective aspiration of hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. That’s my story! :)

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Lindsey

Story: Hello, my name is Lindsey Longoria and I am a student at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. I grew up in a military family (my dad served in the Air Force for 24 years) and was blessed with the opportunity to live in beautiful places and meet wonderful people throughout my lifetime. Before the age of 10, I had lived in Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Guam, and Virginia. My dad sacrificed a lot, including switching fields in the service to allow my family to stay in Virginia for an extended period of time and give my brother and I the opportunity to form deep relationships and finish school. As much as I appreciate that, I have learned that I have a restless, wandering spirit, and I constantly need to be moving around, meeting new people, and learning their stories to fulfill the calling I feel God has placed on my heart. That is one of the reasons I went to an out of state college, but after a year in rural Pennsylvania, I felt as though it was time for me to do some exploration far from the East Coast. I received the opportunity to study abroad in Uganda for the entire Fall Semester of 2013. Through attending classes at Uganda Christian University with both African and North American students/professors, to living with host families in both the city and the village, working with a ministry that rehabilitates street children, and white water rafting on and bungee jumping into the Nile River, my time in Uganda was by far one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. While I do believe I have an adventurous spirit, I never thought I would go anywhere near Africa. I thought I would study abroad somewhere in Europe like “normal” college students do, but I would not trade my experience in East Africa for the world. Uganda, specifically Ugandans, taught me what it means to truly live in community, to love those around you and open your heart and life to strangers, and to truly be present with people, even in silence and miscommunication. This photograph was taken at Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa, Uganda. During a long, muddy, slippery, barefoot hike up a mountainous loop of six waterfalls, we received the opportunity to meet many of the farmers and children who live off the land of Kapchorwa and marvel in the beauty of these majestic creations. In this photo, I am standing underneath the “spray” of one of the falls. If I was to go all the way in, I probably would have gotten swept in by the powerful, rainy season tides. Feeling the power of the falls paired with the joy in my heart from being surrounded by those I had come to love as family is still one of my favorite memories from the trip. If possible, I hope to return to East Africa one day with my dad to accomplish our collective aspiration of hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. That’s my story! :)

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Romance is in the trees. Thanks to Nabeel R. #LetLifeIn

Romance is in the trees. Thanks to Nabeel R. #LetLifeIn