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Revisiting Personal Journeys

Four stories about the uplifting power of family and friends, new and old.

We start the new year with one more look back at four compelling Personal Journeys from 2015.

Two stories are about the strength of family bonds. “House of Hoops” told the story of Georgia State University’s amazing 2014-2015 basketball season and the father/son team that took centerstage. “Family Found” was about a woman’s near life-long search for a father that revealed instead a surprise brother who helped fill in the missing pieces of her past.

Sometimes it’s not family members who are there in a pinch but friends who come to our aid when we’re in need. “Strong Survivor” told the heartbreaking story of a young woman who suffered unspeakable abuse as a child but who is finding her way out of a dark past thanks to the support of others. In “The Liberator’s Widow,” a WWII vet’s wife gains a better understanding of her reticent husband after she befriends those who shared his experiences on the battlefield.

All four stories are comforting reminders that we aren’t in this alone. It’s the love and support of family and friends that carry us through the rough patches.

Click here to find out what happened after we last saw the subjects of these stories, each one among our favorite Personal Journeys of 2015.

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