Phyllis G

Phyllis is in her late 70's and has raised five (now adult) children and has several children that adore her. Her family, neighbors and friends come first. Phyllis is an alderwoman in her city and deals daily with serious issues that face the city. She is constantly spearheading street and park cleanups while putting in new gardens and refurbishing old ones in order to make the area a nice place to live. She is not afraid of going toe-to-toe with large groups and always has her name in the paper for speaking the truth. She gets up early each morning, not walking but running. She inspires me daily by the obstacles she has overcome in her life and continues to do so daily. I should mention, too, that Phyllis does all of this with only one lung.

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Gilbert, Arizona NOVEMBER 15, 2008
Your a good person Jason!

Holly H. from San Diego, California USA SEPTEMBER 2, 2008
Jason: We all need role models in our lives, to make us better in so many ways. Thank you for being that model to those in your community and the world, through this website.

Alysia S. from Hatfield, PA AUGUST 12, 2008
Jason, You are an inspiration to all! Aim high and the possibilities are endless. Pass it on...Keep the faith.

KIRTHISHRI M.V. from India, Bangalore APRIL 23, 2008
Over the same sea on the same winds, a ship sails in one direction , another in opposite. It is not the winds that decides which direction the ship goes it is the sails, how they are tied and maneuverd. It is not the fates that decide where your life is going.. its all about how you take life and where you take it to.

Vernetta from Atlanta, Georgia USA JANUARY 20, 2008
Simply DIVINE. Thanks Jason.

Chad F. from Layton, Utah USA OCTOBER 30, 2007
One person like you with vision who captures opportunities without excuse in order to make a difference, is influencing people around the globe. I would love to meet you and the founder of the Foundation!

Anil S. from India OCTOBER 22, 2007
This has shown me a way.

Armaan V. from Delhi, India OCTOBER 16, 2007
It is people like Jason who inspire us and make us realize that no hurdle is too big to be overcome with hard work and dedication.

Amal from Kuwait SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
Never to give up! And just try to make your horizon as bright as you can, because it's all about what you can make and create!

Tony O. from Malaysia SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
Despite the fact, press on.

Dorothy R. from Arkansas, USA SEPTEMBER 9, 2007
This is wonderful inspiration for all of us, to do our very best! Always. And we will be lifted up!

Chuch from Arizona, USA JULY 20, 2007
Wow, definitely inspirational.

Moses S. from India JUNE 28, 2007
This story has made me think about my own potential and the opportunities which I've been presented with..If he can do so much with so little, then the rest of us who are blessed with better health can do so much..Thanks for the story...Glad to know there are people like Jason around..

Aradhna S. from India JUNE 26, 2007
We become what we set out to be. Get rid of self-pity you can do a lot.

Rufina D from Hong Kong JUNE 23, 2007
You're one of a kind. I hope that everybody, not only those with disabilities, could have the guts and strong will that you have. All the best.

Nirmal s from India JUNE 16, 2007
Life is like a blank page, how we fill it, depends on us.

Joven P. JUNE 4, 2007
Keep on going and reaching your goal of life!!!

Cleofe A. from Cayman Islands MAY 31, 2007
hats off on you!

Jeffrey G. from Philippines MAY 20, 2007
Keep it up, sir!

Claire K from Nairobi, Kenya MAY 20, 2007
Life is our hands we either make it or destroy it, after all you are conquerer!

Anonymous MAY 2, 2007
"Remember to smile, and why!

Flor A. from Singapore APRIL 27, 2007
I salute you!

Patricia S. from Santa Fe, NM APRIL 20, 2007
I am a person with a disability and I am also a highly creative being. This story has inspired me. Thank You, Jason. Namaste

Hiba-tu-Saboor from Pakistan APRIL 20, 2007
I always used to read and say "it's not what you do, it's how you do it" but the story tells us, "it's not what you are gifted with, it's how you gift it to others."

Aimee from Japan MARCH 28, 2007
Incredibly inspirational. Shows us how we can do anything we put our mind too.

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