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7 Personal Stories on YouTube to Inspire Your Kids

See the phenomenal stories about culture and people on YouTube channel, Great Big Story.

We’re big fans of the YouTube channel, Great Big Story! They’ve done a really awesome job at capturing some phenomenal stories about culture and people. We’ve collected a handful of their inspiring personal stories that you and your kids can watch together 👍

The Youngest Female Monster Truck Driver Builds Her Own Rides

Rosalee Ramer can jump her Monster Jam truck, Wild Flower, 30 feet in the air. But she says that’s not high enough — she wants to be able to jump her freshman dorm, which is twice that height. The Georgia Tech engineering student tours professionally as a driver, but by day she’s in the workshop at school, building the monster truck that she says will be a game-changer.

Bodybuilding with One Arm and No Legs

In the village of Yeli, China, two men have formed an unlikely team to improve their community. Sixteen years ago, Jia Haixia lost his eyesight. His best friend, Jia Wenqi, lost his arms as a child. Together, the two have planted 10,000 trees around their village and have become an inseparable duo.

“I Am His Hands. He Is My Eyes.” The Friendship That Built a Forest

In the village of Yeli, China, two men have formed an unlikely team to improve their community. Sixteen years ago, Jia Haixia lost his eyesight. His best friend, Jia Wenqi, lost his arms as a child. Together, the two have planted 10,000 trees around their village and have become an inseparable duo.

Real Life Skywalkers: Flying Fast With a Family of Drone Racers

When Conrad Miller turned in his motorcycle for a radio-controlled drone, he felt he was making an even trade. What started as an outlet for his adrenaline addiction became an all-consuming passion, one that he now shares with his 12-year-old son, Sorell. The family duo is now traveling the United States as Conrad competes in the inaugural season of the Drone Racing League.

The Family Farm That Supplies World-Class Chefs

The Chef’s Garden in Huron, Ohio, strives to farm produce in a thoughtful way—without chemicals and with special care for the soil. This attention to detail has made the small 300-acre farm a leader in the world of specialty produce for fine-dining establishments. Meet the family operation that is producing food as beautiful as it is delicious.

This NASA Genius Invented the Super Soaker

Remember the childhood hours of fun spent blasting your friends with neon-tinged water cannons? You can thank a NASA scientist for that. In 1982, Lonnie Johnson designed the Super Soaker. But that wasn’t Johnson’s only invention. The award-winning scientist came up with everything from the Nerf gun to a thermoelectric energy converter, and now he’s got even bigger aims. Lonnie Johnson: We salute you.

A True Trojan: I Play College Football With No Sight

Jake Olson experiences University of Southern California football unlike any of his teammates. The Trojan long snapper is completely blind and approaches the game based on feel rather than sight

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