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“Noni” goes to prom

It’s an art finding the perfect dress for 11-year-old Antonia Gurley. “Too wedding-y,” she says about one gown. Then, she expresses a distinctly different reaction about the next dress on the rack. “This is like a queen of prom!” she squeals. “The straps are covered in bling.” And choosing that gown would match her partially…

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Sailing to the Paralympics

Jen French’s love for the water all started with a date. “My husband took me windsurfing on our second date,” she says. Her sailing teammate, Jean Paul Creignou, started on the water when he was a child in Europe. “When you go sailing, you just step out in the water and you’re in a different…

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A family’s first Christmas

The sound of opening presents on Christmas is a lot louder when you have four boys between the ages of 8 and 14. But that noise screams success for a family that spent its first Christmas together on Sunday. “I was hoping that the boys would feel at home, like they have a home forever…