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A logger in Colorado finds himself in a life or death situation and takes drastic measures to ensure survival. Read More

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Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor paints over 3000 paintings to spread his message of peace. Read More

Health

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Satisfaction and overall happiness of marriages is said to contribute to survival rate amongst heart...

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Family

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A teen sexual assault victim demonstrates her courage and strength by speaking out against her attac...

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Money

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A 9/11 terrorist attack survivor recounts the day 10 years ago that changed her and thanks the man w...

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Extreme

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Myth has it that lightning doesn’t strike in the same location twice, but for these survivors i...

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AMAZING SURVIVOR STORIES
Meredith Israel Battles Stage Four Cancer: 'I Think of Myself as a Warrior' Meredith Israel Battles Stage Four Cancer: 'I Think of Myself as a Warrior'

Meredith Israel, a "cancer warrior" fighting Stage 4 breast cancer, shares her touching story. When she was 25, Meredith Israel found her first lump through a self breast exam. Two biopsies found that both were benign, and so when the lump began to grow a year later, doctors performed a lumpectomy and told Israel she should come back at age 40. It was advice she would not follow.

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Sisters Use Craigslist to Save Dad's Life Sisters Use Craigslist to Save Dad's Life

We are three sisters from New York who had one out of box idea -- to post an ad on Craigslist for a living donor for our father, after he was diagnosed with kidney disease. We were not compatible to donate to him, so we put the word out there to the universe! I am a nurse, my twin sister works in finance on Wall Street and our other sister is a social worker and Columbia alumni. We had used Craigslist for selling our jewelry, advertising, for jobs and for finding childcare ( I'm a single mom). We figured it had worked for everything else so why not for Dad? For a living donor? After a year and 4 months, much publicity and over 100 responses thereafter, an unknown woman from Monterey, California donated her kidney to our father. Today, they are both doing amazing!

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THE SURVIVORS CLUB BOOK
The Survivors Club Book

In tough times, who bounces back and who doesn’t? Who overcomes adversity and who gives up? And perhaps most important: What do survivors and thrivers know about beating the odds that the rest of us don’t? These are the questions that award-winning journalist Ben Sherwood explores in The Survivors Club from Grand Central Publishing.

In search of answers, Ben immersed himself in the world of surviving and thriving.

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Survivors are my personal heroes. Read More

I have survived 8 years of working in NYC restaurants. Not an easy feat. Read More

Each one of us has overcome some form of adversity in our lives -- we are already survivors. Read More

Don't give up -- you're a survivor. Read More