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We’re just gonna say it: failure stinks. But in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” Here are a few folks you may have heard of who had some mega-fails, but who never gave up.

4 Failures Who Became World-Famous Success Stories.

We’re just gonna say it: failure stinks. But in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” Here are a few folks you may have heard of who had some mega-fails, but who never gave up.

Hannah Burcaw has been mistaken as her husband’s nurse more times than she can count. Some people have a hard time wrapping their minds around the pair’s relationship, as Shane lives with a disability while his wife does not. But together, they’re opening hearts and minds by reminding everyone that interabled couples are just as capable of love as anyone else!

This Interabled Couple Is Showing The World That Love Has No Limits.

Hannah Burcaw has been mistaken as her husband’s nurse more times than she can count. Some people have a hard time wrapping their minds around the pair’s relationship, as Shane lives with a disability while his wife does not. But together, they’re opening hearts and minds by reminding everyone that interabled couples are just as capable of love as anyone else!

Not too long ago, Jared Wells of Utica, New York, had all but given up on life. Managing his cystic fibrosis was hard enough, but then he was diagnosed with lung cancer and spent the next five years fighting the disease. Somewhere along the way, he lost his will to live. He stopped taking his medications, reasoning that he had simply accepted his fate. Fortunately, he soon found a strength that he had never known after stepping into the Body Alive gym!

Bodybuilder With Cystic Fibrosis Inspires 1000s With His Journey To Health.

Not too long ago, Jared Wells of Utica, New York, had all but given up on life. Managing his cystic fibrosis was hard enough, but then he was diagnosed with lung cancer and spent the next five years fighting the disease. Somewhere along the way, he lost his will to live. He stopped taking his medications, reasoning that he had simply accepted his fate. Fortunately, he soon found a strength that he had never known after stepping into the Body Alive gym!

Making the world more accessible for people with disabilities starts with understanding things from their perspective. Madeline Delp’s life changed forever when she suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash when she was 10. She began using a wheelchair and hasn’t let anything get in the way of her thirst for life! Her many achievements include BASE jumping, rock climbing, swimming with sharks, driving across the U.S., winning the title of Ms. Wheelchair USA, and founding the nonprofit…

12 Things Not To Say Or Do To People With Disabilities

Making the world more accessible for people with disabilities starts with understanding things from their perspective. Madeline Delp’s life changed forever when she suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash when she was 10. She began using a wheelchair and hasn’t let anything get in the way of her thirst for life! Her many achievements include BASE jumping, rock climbing, swimming with sharks, driving across the U.S., winning the title of Ms. Wheelchair USA, and founding the nonprofit…

Hua Yunqing is a sentimental man, especially when it comes to his daughter Huahua. It probably seems like just yesterday when he welcomed his bundle of joy into the world. Today, she’s a mom raising two daughters of her own. While her childhood flew by, Hua can look back at those years whenever he wants to thanks to a unique album that took decades to create. Forty years ago, a then 26-year-old Hua asked his wife to snap a picture of him and 1-year-old Huahua in front of Taying Lake in…

Father And Daughter Keep Sweet 40-Yr Tradition Of Posing For Photos In Same Spot.

Hua Yunqing is a sentimental man, especially when it comes to his daughter Huahua. It probably seems like just yesterday when he welcomed his bundle of joy into the world. Today, she’s a mom raising two daughters of her own. While her childhood flew by, Hua can look back at those years whenever he wants to thanks to a unique album that took decades to create. Forty years ago, a then 26-year-old Hua asked his wife to snap a picture of him and 1-year-old Huahua in front of Taying Lake in…

Teachers have the incredibly important job of shaping the minds of tomorrow. These wonderful individuals go above and beyond to not only give their students a good education, but also to help them reach their full potential. As such, they aren’t easy to forget! Raifa Rafiq of London, England, will always remember the woman who left a lasting impact on her in high school. And she recently got the chance to thank her!

Woman Tracks Down Old Teacher Online To Say “Thank You” And Her Reply Is Inspiring.

Teachers have the incredibly important job of shaping the minds of tomorrow. These wonderful individuals go above and beyond to not only give their students a good education, but also to help them reach their full potential. As such, they aren’t easy to forget! Raifa Rafiq of London, England, will always remember the woman who left a lasting impact on her in high school. And she recently got the chance to thank her!

Sisters, Sandy and Deb, stood outside The Today Show in the pouring rain with the hopes of getting chosen for a makeover. It might have seemed foolish to others but it was worth it in the end. They were the lucky two to get chosen. The sisters could not see each other, or themselves, until the big reveal and, boy, was it ever a reveal. #culture #funny #life #people #revenge #shocking #surprises #USPS #makeup #makeuptips #tips #tutorial

Sisters Look Like New Women With Glamorous Makeovers

Sisters, Sandy and Deb, stood outside The Today Show in the pouring rain with the hopes of getting chosen for a makeover. It might have seemed foolish to others but it was worth it in the end. They were the lucky two to get chosen. The sisters could not see each other, or themselves, until the big reveal and, boy, was it ever a reveal. #culture #funny #life #people #revenge #shocking #surprises #USPS #makeup #makeuptips #tips #tutorial

it’s hard to find the time to exercise and eat right. It’s much easier to grab a burger through the drive-thru than make a healthy dinner at home. Once you’re overweight, it’s even harder to get motivated. Still, people who are heavy can work hard to lose the weight.

'Fat Girl' Runner Redefines What It Means To Be Fit

it’s hard to find the time to exercise and eat right. It’s much easier to grab a burger through the drive-thru than make a healthy dinner at home. Once you’re overweight, it’s even harder to get motivated. Still, people who are heavy can work hard to lose the weight.

They say that your hair is your crowning glory, but due to the pandemic, most people are compromising beauty for safety these days. Truth be told, that is a wise decision, however, a beautiful hairstyle can also do wonders for our confidence and self-esteem, so that means it’s also important to your health, too, right?

12 Women Causing A Double Take With Their New Haircuts

They say that your hair is your crowning glory, but due to the pandemic, most people are compromising beauty for safety these days. Truth be told, that is a wise decision, however, a beautiful hairstyle can also do wonders for our confidence and self-esteem, so that means it’s also important to your health, too, right?

She had been endeavoring for 10 years to get to where she is right now – which was just a dream before. She worked as a janitor at Baystate Medical in Springfield, Massachusetts. She loved her job but she wanted to achieve her goal and that’s to become a nurse.

Woman Goes From Janitor To Nurse Practitioner At The Same Hospital – Shares Her Inspiring Story

She had been endeavoring for 10 years to get to where she is right now – which was just a dream before. She worked as a janitor at Baystate Medical in Springfield, Massachusetts. She loved her job but she wanted to achieve her goal and that’s to become a nurse.

You know that a building that sells for $1 is going to be quite the fixer-upper. When Walnut Hills – a once-thriving area of Cincinnati, Ohio in the 1850s – fell on tough times, the buildings were abandoned and began to crumble. Everyone had moved out to the suburbs. #actsofkindness #faith #family #heartwarming #heroes #inspiring #kindness #parents #people #reunion #shocking

Man Restores Old Firehouse He Bought For $1 Into Luxury Home

You know that a building that sells for $1 is going to be quite the fixer-upper. When Walnut Hills – a once-thriving area of Cincinnati, Ohio in the 1850s – fell on tough times, the buildings were abandoned and began to crumble. Everyone had moved out to the suburbs. #actsofkindness #faith #family #heartwarming #heroes #inspiring #kindness #parents #people #reunion #shocking

Fostering children can be a very rewarding experience. And for one woman, it has become a huge part of her life. Katie Holstein of Kentucky decided that she was ready to be a mom. #actsofkindness #adoption #blessing #faith #family #fostercare #fostersystem #heartwarming #heroes #inspiring #love #life

16-Year-Old Foster Care Child Asks Woman With 5 Kids If She Can Stay

Fostering children can be a very rewarding experience. And for one woman, it has become a huge part of her life. Katie Holstein of Kentucky decided that she was ready to be a mom. #actsofkindness #adoption #blessing #faith #family #fostercare #fostersystem #heartwarming #heroes #inspiring #love #life

Most mechanics have seen a lot of things in life and, judging by how booked out they always are, you might even think that they’ve seen it all. Well, in a mechanics case life is more like a box of random parts, screws, nuts, bolts, and grommets, and they’re never the ones they need. Sometimes, mechanics come across things so unbelievable that they just know no one will ever believe them. #social #strange #shocking #life #adorable

15 Times Mechanics Snapped Pics Of What They Were Dealing With So People Would Believe Them

Most mechanics have seen a lot of things in life and, judging by how booked out they always are, you might even think that they’ve seen it all. Well, in a mechanics case life is more like a box of random parts, screws, nuts, bolts, and grommets, and they’re never the ones they need. Sometimes, mechanics come across things so unbelievable that they just know no one will ever believe them. #social #strange #shocking #life #adorable

Hello cake lovers! We have another recipe to share, thanks to All Recipes for sharing this mouth-watering pound cake recipe that the entire family will love. If you are the type of person who loves cakes and apples, then this one is definitely for you! #cooking #delicious #deliciouseasy #DIY #easy #food #foodhacks #kitchen #recipe #recipes #tutorials

Easy Apple Harvest Pound Cake With A Creamy Caramel Glaze

Hello cake lovers! We have another recipe to share, thanks to All Recipes for sharing this mouth-watering pound cake recipe that the entire family will love. If you are the type of person who loves cakes and apples, then this one is definitely for you! #cooking #delicious #deliciouseasy #DIY #easy #food #foodhacks #kitchen #recipe #recipes #tutorials

A curious child and a teenager (or any age, perhaps?) are no different. When they’re told not to do a particular thing, that’s right about the time they want to do it even more. This is oftentimes referred to as “The Forbidden Fruit Effect”, it makes us impulsive and prone to doing a lot of dumb things. #inspiring #life #lovedones #marriage #people #unique

New Mom Says She Won’t Pierce Daughter’s Ears Until She Can Speak For Herself

A curious child and a teenager (or any age, perhaps?) are no different. When they’re told not to do a particular thing, that’s right about the time they want to do it even more. This is oftentimes referred to as “The Forbidden Fruit Effect”, it makes us impulsive and prone to doing a lot of dumb things. #inspiring #life #lovedones #marriage #people #unique

Recently, Tabitha Aldrich from Colombia saw something tragic happen on the road: a car was just about to hit a poor little squirrel. Tabitha, who has been living on the streets for eight years,

Homeless Woman Shares Only Food She Has To Save Squirrel’s Life

Recently, Tabitha Aldrich from Colombia saw something tragic happen on the road: a car was just about to hit a poor little squirrel. Tabitha, who has been living on the streets for eight years,