In Honor of Steve Jobs: Think Different!


“It is the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who DO!”

RIP Steve Jobs

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Born deaf. 29 yrs later, she can finally hear! #keepgoing


 

 

Sloan Churman, 29, was born deaf and had never heard the sound of her own voice—until last week.

Eight weeks ago, Churman underwent surgery for a hearing implant called The Esteem Implant by Envoy Medical. Though she’d been wearing hearing aids since the age of 2, she says they “only help so much.” She had her husband record the activation of the implant.

We dare you not to break out into tears with her.

Churmman uploaded the video on YouTube and responded to touched commenters, “Thanks guys! I kind of wish my hubby would have recorded a little longer but he was crying and wanting to bounce around the room : )”

In response to how well she speaks having never heard her own voice, she said she’d gotten by in life by reading lips. “My whole life I’ve been complimented on how well I speak,” she wrote. “I don’t really have an answer for you other than I have always had a passion for reading, grammar, and English. My hearing loss was/is considered severe to profound. I’ve worked very hard to be able to interact and blend in…only thing I can say is ‘God is good.’”

It’s moments like this where you have to pause everything you’re doing, overwhelmed by the goodness of humanity and the powers of modern technology. This is what it’s about, people. Stay in school, dedicate your life to research, change lives. Do it. We’re going to go find some tissues now.

by Aylin Zafar, a contributor to TIME. Find her on Twitter at @azafar. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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Running with Dolls #keepgoing


Don’t let anyone or anything, stand in your way. Make the impossible possible. And smile along the way.

Thank you Marcus Troy for passing this on to us. 

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So You Think You Can Dance? #keepgoing


Watch our keepgoingofficial.com creator, Jesse Jones’ “#keepgoing Conversations” ep. 2 w guest Luther Brown of SYTYCD Canada on the ups and downs of following his dreams of becoming one of the top  choreographers in the world.

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We are not our circumstance! #keepgoing


Emmanuel, the adopted son of Children First Foundation boss Moira Kelly, wowed Ronan Keating, Spice Girl Mel Brown, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Guy Sebastian with his heartfelt performance of the John Lennon classic Imagine on the Australian version of X Factor.

Emmanuel and his brother Ahmed were adopted from Iraq, both suffering limb deficiencies as a result of chemical warfare. They were abandoned at an orphanage and rescued by Ms Kelly.

“Words could not describe what I was feeling on that stage,” he said.”When I got up and started singing, there was nothing else. Adrenalin just took over. It was just a blur.” Emmanuel said he believes he had a gift.

“Singing is what I love doing and singing is the only thing I want to do,” he said.  “I know plenty of singers that are 50 times better than I am, it is just they chose not to follow that path. Singing is the path I want to follow and some doors have opened up now and I just want to push even more. I just want to sing and I want to make people happy.”

Kelly said his damaged limbs had not held him back and that he was not looking for sympathy. “I have actually been through nothing compared to some of the other kids I have met and mum has brought out,” he said. “I don’t want people to look at it (his performance) and go: ‘Wow that is brave.’ I want people to look at me and go, ‘Wow, he has got a really good voice’ or ‘Wow, he is going to go far in life,’ not, ‘Wow, that is brave for him to do that’.”

Emmanuel’s rendition of Imagine earned a standing ovation from the judges and packed audience. (from the Herald Sun)

#keepgoing Emmanuel!

 

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There are no limits!! #keepgoing


Patrick Hughes is a young man at University of Louisville who was born blind and crippled and yet now plays the piano beautifully as well as “marches” in the Louisville marching band.

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Our #keepgoing bracelets launch today!


We all need a little reminder to #keepgoing at times, so from us to you, we are happy to announce the launch of our official #keepgoing bracelets!

Click HERE to go to our online store! We ship to anywhere in the world :)

We suggest small/medium size for the average wrist.

If you are looking to buy in bulk for schools, community groups or charity fundraising please email us at keepgoingofficial@gmail.com

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