• Photography: Heather Edwards Looking Lens Photography

    Carousel of Hope

    Dana Davis was just 7 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes the day after Halloween. But the diagnosis didn’t hold her back.
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  • Getting fit, having fun. More than 20,000 girls have participated in Girls on the Run of the Rockies since 2005. Photography: Girls on the Run of the Rockies

    Confidence Boost

    Why reach for a goal when you can sprint towards it? Such is the philosophy of Girls on the Run of the Rockies, the Denver nonprofit that has helped more than 20,000 young girls develop self-esteem.
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  • "For a few months, the spot was my home. It was the only place in the world I had to be safe, relax and even shower." --homeless youth

    Shelter from the Storm

    As the young boy sits in jail, on a forced detox from the drug addiction that led him here, he picks up a pen to write. It’s a letter of gratitude.
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  • "I think I am a lot stronger than I was before. I took so much for granted and was much harder on myself." --Elizabeth A. Persons

    Hope in the Face of Illness

    A trip to the grocery store—walking down the aisles, choosing items and checking out—seems like a simple task. But for Elizabeth A. Persons, this is often impossible.
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