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Worth Repeating

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Jeremy Jacob, once an adventurous college student, chose to ride a bull one day.

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Shirley Parodi found the strength to leave an abusive relationship. After two years of mistreatment, Shirley realized that her current circumstances did not have to remain in her future. 

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Jeff Goldblatt knew the devastation that natural disasters can exact on cities. One storm in particular left an indelible impression on him. 

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Kelly Stone was given the name ‘Bay Momma’ by her fellow contestants in the 2019 Texas Water Safari. At 262 miles long and a limit of 100 hours to complete the race, the Texas Water Safari, often dubbed the world’s toughest canoe race is long, grueling and only for the determined. 

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Theresa Ho learned through the tenets of hard work and tenacity from watching her immigrant parents. In order to care for their family, both of Theresa’s parents worked multiple jobs to make ends meet. 

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Dr. Fredericc Brock is a pastor and co-founder of The Message Church in San Antonio. He was in school for a long time training for the pulpit. He got a doctorate from the Oblate School of Theology, and before that a masters from Baylor University's theological seminary. 

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Ilma Vallee is a badass. She is an Air Force Captain. She used to pilot those big flying gas stations, the KC-135s, before becoming an instructor in San Antonio. Her badassery is uncontainable, though. She is also into extreme adventures...like hiking on glaciers in Alaska, and long backpacking trips. She was once approached by a reality TV show where she would have been dumped in the wilderness and would have to survive...while naked.

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Anne Sheldrake is one of those people you know who is seemingly perfect in every way. 

In her story, we meet a younger her, back when she was both whip smart and ambitious. She says there were two options when she moved to San Antonio: a Ph.D., or bust.

She literally couldn't imagine a scenario without attaining her doctorate that was not an abject failure.

As we hear in her story, the façade of perfection was hard to keep up and the burden had a heavy price.

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Claudia Cuento found out the hard way that she was different. And for so long she hadn't been.

For so long she had been just another student, navigating the sometimes troubled waters of public school. 

That was, until 9/11.

On that day, her teacher would tell them about how when he was their age, President John Kennedy was assassinated. Now, he had to tell them about towers filled with Americans falling to the ground.

"And in the same hour I learned what the towers were, I learned they were no longer," she explains. 

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Dylan Farmer was born and bred in San Antonio, and spent a lot of his childhood watching television. His very favorite show, chock full of the ripped-from-the-headlines excitement he craved, was "Law & Order."

"In my head, the courtroom became a church - a solemn, holy place," Dylan says. 

Lo and behold, Dylan ended up a lawyer. But as his story shows us, don’t believe everything you see on TV. 

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