Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds looks closely at the lives of an ethnically diverse group of 505 men and women who were born in 1955 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai and who have been monitored from the prenatal period through early adulthood by ...

Author: Emmy E. Werner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501711992

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Overcoming the Odds looks closely at the lives of an ethnically diverse group of 505 men and women who were born in 1955 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai and who have been monitored from the prenatal period through early adulthood by psychologists, pediatricians, public health professionals, and social workers. Werner and Smith trace the impact of a variety of biological and psycho-social risk factors and stressful events on the development of these individuals, most of whose parents did not graduate from high school and worked as semiskilled or unskilled laborers. Incorporating vivid case study accounts with statistical analysis, the authors focus on both the vulnerability and the resilience of those who overcame great odds to grow into competent and caring adults. They trace the recovery process through which most of the troubled adolescents in the cohort—those with histories of delinquency, teenage pregnancy, and mental health problems—emerged with improved prospects in their twenties and early thirties. Identifying both the self-righting tendencies that enable high risk children later to adapt successfully to work, marriage, and parenthood, and the conditions under which professional and volunteer care is most beneficial, Werner and Smith offer concrete suggestions for effective intervention policies.
Categories: Psychology

Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

"From war on the streets in Louisiana to war on terrorism in Iraq, how I successfully overcame the odds."--Cover.

Author: Antonio J. Webb

Publisher: Overcoming the Odds

ISBN: 0990983307

Category: African American men

Page: 220

View: 361

"From war on the streets in Louisiana to war on terrorism in Iraq, how I successfully overcame the odds."--Cover.
Categories: African American men

Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

Author: Charley J. Williams (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0971205027

Category: African American teachers

Page: 121

View: 567

Categories: African American teachers

Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

This book is based upon true events that have taken place within the life of a young woman named Celeste. Some or all the names in this book have been changed to respect the individual/s right to privacy.

Author: Celeste

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796016840

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 52

View: 693

This book is based upon true events that have taken place within the life of a young woman named Celeste. Some or all the names in this book have been changed to respect the individual/s right to privacy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beating the Odds

Beating the Odds

overcoming the modern health care crisis

Author: Ryan Bowman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1500625086

Category:

Page: 198

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overcoming the modern health care crisis
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All the Way Up

All the Way Up

Author: Benjamin Harold Alexander

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89060468584

Category: African Americans

Page: 205

View: 675

Categories: African Americans

Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

I dedicate this book to anyone autistic, abused or not, to read this book and believe in yourself.

Author: Maverick L. Crawford III

Publisher:

ISBN: 1730821707

Category:

Page: 212

View: 412

I dedicate this book to anyone autistic, abused or not, to read this book and believe in yourself. Believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. You may face opposition and intolerance for being different from others, but you are special and can achieve things in your own time, in your own special, magnificent way
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Peaks Valleys and Overcoming the Odds

Peaks  Valleys and Overcoming the Odds

I made Wedsnesday's Child Transform to Thursday's Child! I wrote this book to tell my story in hopes that it will inspire and motivate someone else. We don't have to be victims of our circumstances.

Author: Connie Amos-Parsons

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979688176

Category:

Page: 54

View: 154

My life has been blessed. I'm not saying I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, was spoiled or never had problems. But my parents were loving, hard-working, caring, protective and supportive of me. Whatever path to progress I wanted to take, they gave me the go ahead. My life changed drastically at 18. Sadly, I lost my father to leukemia right after I graduated, and lost my childhood best friend to the evil streets--to a much older and very abusive man who swooped her up as soon as she turned 18. Her hopes and dreams were crushed by his strong control and abuse. I was determined to go on with my life to be the best I could despite all the obstacles I faced. I empowered myself! I learned in my twenties, what it felt like to be a victim and I didn't want to go out like that! I made Wedsnesday's Child Transform to Thursday's Child! I wrote this book to tell my story in hopes that it will inspire and motivate someone else. We don't have to be victims of our circumstances. Instead, we can become overcomers, survivors and victorious!
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Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

All proceeds from Overcoming the Odds go to Juvenile Arthritis Research in the search for a cure for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Author: Rebecca Beesley

Publisher:

ISBN: 1725150093

Category:

Page: 78

View: 330

All proceeds from Overcoming the Odds go to Juvenile Arthritis Research in the search for a cure for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In Overcoming the Odds, Rebecca shares her experiences of 'comping' - that is, the hobby of entering competitions. She explains some of the skills and strategies she has learnt over the years that have led to her winning thousands of pounds worth of prizes. She shows how, with enough passion and perseverance, anyone can become a 'comper' enjoying this incredible life-changing hobby.
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Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

Author: Vicente Echandia Roldan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1242845796

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Believe It

Believe It

The story of how Nick, who was on the verge of retirement just two seasons earlier, found the strength to rally those around him and achieve what was heralded as impossible is one of the most inspirational underdog stories in all of sports.

Author: Nick Foles

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781496436528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 204

*New York Times Bestseller* Get ready to defy the odds when everyone’s counting you out. When the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback went down with a torn ACL in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season, many fans—and commentators—assumed the Eagles’ season was over. Instead, Nick Foles came off the bench and, against all odds, led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in history. How did Nick get it done—winning MVP honors, silencing the critics, and shocking the world? How did the man who was on the verge of retiring just two seasons earlier stay optimistic and rally the team to an astounding win? How did he stay ready despite numerous trades and discouraging injuries, able to step up in the moment and perform at the top of his game? Believe It offers a behind-the-scenes look at Nick’s unlikely path to the Super Bowl, the obstacles that threatened to hold him back, his rediscovery of his love for the game, and the faith that grounded him through it all. Learn from the way Nick handled the trials and tribulations that made him into the man he is today—and discover a path to your own success.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Odd Number

The Odd Number

This book is designed to help others overcome the odds in their lives by teaching them the practical principles that the author, Preston used to overcome his odds.

Author: Preston Hansen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1726243567

Category:

Page: 40

View: 703

This book is designed to help others overcome the odds in their lives by teaching them the practical principles that the author, Preston used to overcome his odds. Meaningful stories tell how Preston became the person he is today through the struggles he faced along the way. Preston calls himself the odd number due to the fact that he must overcome such hardships as dying four times as an infant, having struggles in school due to his dyslexia, learning how to reteach himself how to play tennis in a different way as a result of having scoliosis, and eventually overcoming his failures as a pilot to obtain his Commercial Pilots License.
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Lupehole

Lupehole

Come fly with me and discover your own Lupehole.

Author: Aleathea Dijon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1542471532

Category:

Page: 194

View: 156

7 ways out life's daily obstacles. My journey of after being dealt a life threatening contract which I signed not knowing the details, being diagnosed with Lupus and 4 other autoimmune diseases I had to find a "Lupehole" out, I found 7 along the way and keep learning more as we live life and find ways to overcome. Come fly with me and discover your own Lupehole.
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The Invisible Child

The Invisible Child

The Invisible Child: Overcoming The Odds takes you on an emotional journey through the life of the author, Timothy R. Phelps, and how he was able to overcome the odds, after enduring abuse, neglect, drug and alcohol addiction, being ...

Author: Timothy R Phelps

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798617124073

Category:

Page: 110

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Timothy R. Phelps believes that we all have things in which we must overcome in our lives. Phelps would endure many types of hell in his life, from abuse, neglect, bullying, drug and alcohol addiction, controlling and abusive relationships, being homeless, and even multiple suicide attempts. Due to the traumatizing events that he went through, he ended up battling many fears and self doubts. The Invisible Child is based upon actual events that Phelps endured throughout his life, in which most of the outside world knew nothing about, and how he overcame the odds! Phelps believes that we all need someone in our corner. Throughout most of his life, he felt as though he didn't anyone that truly loved and cared about him. He longed for a family of his own. He longed for a place that he could call home. Due to this deep desire to feel loved, he would often find himself becoming a pushover. It wasn't until he first built a relationship with Jesus, that he would find his love, his family, his home! Phelps believes with God, and massive ambition, anyone can overcome the odds! The Invisible Child is meant to give hope to anyone who feels unloved, for anyone who dealing with things in which they feel they can't make it through, for anyone who is battling depression, for anyone who has lost hope, for anyone who battles inner demons such as self doubt and fear. It's time to get comfortable being uncomfortable; see life clearer. You can't drive into the future, looking through the rearview mirror. He went through abuse, neglect, alcohol, and dope. He's living proof that no matter what, there is hope. They only win if you let them, so whatever you do stay strong. You are special - you are loved - God has a plan for you - And they were wrong! The invisible child - It's time they finally knew. The pain he endured - All he made it through!
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Beating the Odds

Beating the Odds

Author: Frank B. Minirth

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)

ISBN: 0801062179

Category: Christian life

Page: 128

View: 569

Categories: Christian life

Overcoming the Odds

Overcoming the Odds

OVERCOMING THE ODDS : MAKING HIGH SCHOOLS WORK Central University
Library University of California , San Diego Note : This item is subject to recall
after two weeks . Date Due JUN 25 1992 Catheri Lola Ac Selma M Leo You ...

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Office of Research

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822008444945

Category: Children with social disabilities

Page: 72

View: 130

Categories: Children with social disabilities

Overcoming the Odds of a Relationship

Overcoming the Odds of a Relationship

This is a true story about a young girl desperate to be loved who took up with a lad who only caused her more pain than that of the infliction of a wound.

Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1592996507

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 66

View: 858

This is a true story about a young girl desperate to be loved who took up with a lad who only caused her more pain than that of the infliction of a wound.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Sidelined

Sidelined

Chuck Pagano, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, has become one of the most inspiring, intriguing personalities in the game of football.

Author: Chuck Pagano

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310341062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 476

Chuck Pagano, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, has become one of the most inspiring, intriguing personalities in the game of football. Only three games into his rookie season in 2012, Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia, sidelined by the side effects chemotherapy and months of recovery. Undeterred, Pagano didn’t let the confines of his hospital bed keep him from coaching: texts, calls, and emails kept him in constant contact with players, staff, and assistants. Motivated to be just as strong and determined as their ailing coach the team started winning game after game, compiling an impressive 11-5 record. The players weren’t the only ones touched by Pagano’s hope and strength of character. Inspired by the tenacity and toughness of their beloved coach, a newcomer to town, thousands of fans united to form Chuckstrong, a movement that soon raised millions to help beat cancer. Pagano, fueled by his faith, his family, and his love of football, returned to lead the Colts to another winning season and the divisional playoffs in 2013. With Pagano’s practical lessons on living, loving, and leading, Sidelined, which includes an 8-page color photo section, inspires us all to stay in the game and never accept defeat.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fused

Fused

This must-read book is one woman's battle through 5 car accidents, 3 major surgeries, alcoholism, the loss of a child, suicidal thoughts, unbelievable pain, and everything in between.

Author: Trudy Vains

Publisher: Yoga with Trudy

ISBN: 1922497266

Category:

Page: 152

View: 451

Have you been thrown some curve balls in life that almost seem insurmountable? How would you cope with being told you might never do the things you love again? This must-read book is one woman's battle through 5 car accidents, 3 major surgeries, alcoholism, the loss of a child, suicidal thoughts, unbelievable pain, and everything in between. Trudy taught yoga from a wheelchair, told the doctors to fuck off after being told she could never teach again....twice. Being told the pain was in her mind., to deal with it, or take pills. Her life has always been hard, but when the Doctor called in August 2019 her life was turned upside down. Possible cancer, urgent pelvic surgery and urgent spine fusion. BAM. Well......fuck! Emotions were raw, she was terrified, there was no information or resources about how to cope with this shit. Through it all she was terrified, but Trudy sought out ways to make each of the life changing processes easier to cope with, and the people that she met along the way. Life is what you make it
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Accept No Trash Talk

Accept No Trash Talk

It is a book that inspires and motivates, and shows you how these negativities are holding you back from the happiness you deserve. Please note that this self-help manual is only meant as a mood booster and a method of empowerment.

Author: Traci Lawrence

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1505261082

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

View: 176

This is a book about overcoming the effects of disrespectful communication--and many other situations that may seem to keep us from moving forward in life. The author uses many examples from the lives of prominent figures in history and current events to illustrate her points. She also cites cases from her own life.
Categories: Family & Relationships