We cannot control what challenges we will confront as we move through life, but we can control how we respond. The women whose stories I am featuring this week refused to accept what seemed inevitable. They rejected a label they knew did not describe them and continued to find hope against all odds. Despite repeated setbacks; physical, emotional, and financial obstacles; and heartbreak, these women persevered and triumphed.
No matter what challenge you face today, you have the power to choose whether to remain on your present path or move in a new direction. You are not alone, and not without help. Dig deep - reach out for the support you need - and write your own ending.