"I did it!": 16 people who faced every adversity and came out victorious
Riding the waves of life is never easy; our days on this earth are made up of many joys, surprises, love, strong and unforgettable emotions, but also sadness, moments of despair and mountains that seem apparently impossible to climb. But nothing is lost if you have courage, temerity, perseverance and a dream to be fulfilled: the people who dot the photo gallery that we offer you today have managed, against all odds, to brilliantly overcome the adversities in their lives and come out on top. It is impossible to remain indifferent to these stories of tenacity, capable of teaching us much more than what we can learn in years of experience.
You have no idea how long it took my father to build this model ...
The creator of this photo says: "My father made this by hand. It only took him two strokes, throat cancer and 2,200 hours of work to make this ship. Beautiful, isn't it?"
This woman managed to climb a waterfall and cycle 30 miles after a horrible year, enduring endometriosis and chemotherapy!
My mother, who is walking again months after a delicate surgery: I love her!
A little girl who smiles excitedly and hides a truly moving story ...
The author of this image, the mother of the child, said: "Having become a mother at 17, I couldn't afford a wish list for my daughter during the Christmas period. This year I worked 12-hour shifts from the month of September and I was able to surprise her. Seeing her cry tears of happiness today completely melted me: she absolutely deserved it! "
Nothing is impossible, not even for this guy. Listen to his story:
"At one point two different doctors told me that I would not live long enough to see my 40s. At the time I weighed over 200 kg. Today is my 40th birthday and during that time I have lost over 150 kg!"
I was afraid I would never be able to ski again after a serious accident, but I never gave up!
Before, I didn't even have the breath to go up a flight of stairs, but now I lift weights as if they are nothing. Hurray!
Meet Jonny Kim:
At the age of 36, this guy has been a Navy man, a Harvard-trained physician, and is now selected to become the first Korean citizen to go to space - congratulations!
The image of happiness: an Amazon tribe win their case against Big Oil, a colossus that threatened to destroy millions of acres of rainforest!
Women are not allowed in stadiums in Iran: but it seems that with the right disguise, they can do it!
After a divorce, this man went from weighing 440 pounds to 200 pounds - quite an achievement!
My grandmother has been recording the weather for 30 years now, every day: this picture was taken on her 30th anniversary in the same house!
It took me months, but I made this self-portrait ... it's one of a kind!
After a lifetime with broken and crooked teeth, I decided to take matters into my own hands and do something about my appearance - that's the difference made in a year!
Before he was a homeless man, now he is the manager of a center for people without a home: how life changes!
This proud woman showed off the towering column of books she managed to read throughout one year - well done!
Were you moved reading these stories and looking at these touching images? It happens to everyone at least once in their life that they have to face some difficulties, and what an extraordinary feeling is it when we come out as absolute and undisputed winners? They are all, small or big life lessons that teach us something really important: life must be lived in all its aspects, both the positive and the negative.
Climbing the mountain which seemed insurmountable at the beginning is not difficult at all, it just depends on us!