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What Makes Daniel O’Rourke An Everyday Hero?

Dan O’Rourke is a special kind of teacher. Growing up in harsh conditions, he has a great understanding of the trials and tribulations that all people face. And he teaches his students to be impartial, to argue with respect to the other side. 

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What Makes Yecson Preciado An Everyday Hero? | Spar Boxing Classes for Teen

Yecson Preciado was born and raised in Guayaquil, a port city which serves as Ecuador’s commercial capital, but also has the highest poverty rate in the country. He was brought up by a dangerous father who regularly abused him as a child. At just ten-years-old, Yecson had enough and chose to run away to live on the dangerous streets, rather than be beaten by h

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Spotlighting: Laurynas Buzinskas | Chicago Graffiti Writer | Mural Artist

It is not enough to merely have a dream. One must put in the effort to accomplish it. Everyone’s a dreamer to some extent. But Laurynas is a doer. Even while working dead-end jobs, he found time to do what he loves. There were days when his endeavors felt hopeless. But with such a burning passion for art, how could he possibly give it up? And as it usually does, his hard work paid off.

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What Makes Daniel O’Rourke An Everyday Hero?

Dan O’Rourke is a special kind of teacher. Growing up in harsh conditions, he has a great understanding of the trials and tribulations that all people face. And he teaches his students to be impartial, to argue with respect to the other side. 

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What Makes Yecson Preciado An Everyday Hero? | Spar Boxing Classes for Teen

Yecson Preciado was born and raised in Guayaquil, a port city which serves as Ecuador’s commercial capital, but also has the highest poverty rate in the country. He was brought up by a dangerous father who regularly abused him as a child. At just ten-years-old, Yecson had enough and chose to run away to live on the dangerous streets, rather than be beaten by h

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Spotlighting: Laurynas Buzinskas | Chicago Graffiti Writer | Mural Artist

It is not enough to merely have a dream. One must put in the effort to accomplish it. Everyone’s a dreamer to some extent. But Laurynas is a doer. Even while working dead-end jobs, he found time to do what he loves. There were days when his endeavors felt hopeless. But with such a burning passion for art, how could he possibly give it up? And as it usually does, his hard work paid off.

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