Experience

How Contributions Have Supported the Recent Advance of American Kosen-rufu

Appreciation and human revolution are key to the spirit of May Contribution. I never envisioned that I would be where I am now, running three successful companies, with a happy family and great kids. It all began when…

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“Strength Is the Hallmark of Youth”

Nefertiti Morris creates a harmonious family by changing herself first. by Nefertiti Morris BLOOMINGTON, IND. I was attending Indiana University in 2004, when my mother and four of her children moved in with me and my college roommate….

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A Champion Perseveres

by Michael Somsan GILBERT, ARIZ. Two decades after a tragic attack left him blind, Michael Somsan reflects on how his Buddhist practice gave him the courage and confidence to rebuild his life in unimaginable ways—as a father, attorney…

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The Spirit to Serve Others by Brandon Nicholson

Growing up, Oakland Children’s Hospital was my second home. As a baby, I experienced the first of 22 ear infections, which required multiple surgeries. At age 2, I developed seizures after my mom and I were broadsided in a car accident. I took seizure…

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Winning the Trust of Others by Leah Damiani

I grew up in the oil refinery town of Farmington, N.M., with an Italian father and Ghanaian mother. My parents bickered and yelled constantly at each other, and I came to adopt these same angry, confrontational traits. I…

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