Beating the odds takes focus, it takes effort, it takes every last ounce of your heart and mind. It doesn’t matter if other people don’t think you can reach your goals, it only matters if you do. Below are some people who shared their PPW stories: read them, believe in them, be inspired by them. But most importantly, join them.
Here’s to everyone who doubted me
Tim Thomas NHL Goalie
If there's one thing Tim knows, it's how to overcome people who doubt him. That and how to stop pucks. MoreWatch
Show people what you're made of. Silence the critics.
James van Riemsdyk NHL Left Winger
Battling injuries, trades, and the grind of the NHL, JVR has had to prove himself time and time again. MoreWatch
Hey, girls can play too.
Kristine Lilly Pro Soccer Player
Growing up as a girl in the 70s, Kristine faced a society of doubt. Now, as a two time World Cup champion and two time Olympic Gold medalist, she's proved that women too can accomplish amazing things in sport. MoreWatch
Don’t Just Let Your Dreams Go By. Intercept Them.
Harry Melendez Football Player
You have to be tough to be a professional football player, but you have to even tougher to overcome the kinds of obstacles Harry did. MoreWatch
Dream big, chase after them.
Jillian Dempsey Harvard Hockey Player
Growing up in Boston, Jillian dreamed big, and Harvard hockey was her goal. She's achieved that and more, and now she's dreaming even bigger. MoreWatch
I’ve been knocked down, but not even close to out.
Matt Brown Quadriplegic Marathon Runner
An accident in a hockey game paralyzed him, but not his spirit. Matt Brown is determined to take the ice again. MoreWatch
Kick like a girl
Danielle Resha Pro Football Player
When life tries to hold you back, kick it through the uprights. Danielle is a 5'3" girl, who also just happens to be a kicker on a men's semi-professional football team. MoreWatch
If you’re not tall enough to reach your goals,
Mike Stone Pro Lacrosse Player
Being the smallest guy on his high school, college and professional teams, Mike knows a thing or two about having to stand up taller to face adversity. MoreWatch
Use your lack of height to your advantage.
Caroline Stewart D1 Basketball Player
Caroline was told she wasn't tall enough to be a 3 time captain, 3 time starter at BU, but she strongly disagreed. MoreWatch