More than 60 years ago, Barbara Giacino left Syracuse University a few credits shy of her degree in order to get married and raise her family. At 84, she decided she really wanted to finish up her coursework, so she did. This week, she returned to the Central New York campus to, at long last, receive her diploma.
We love comeback stories. We love stories in which ordinary people are able to live extraordinary lives because they are curious, fearless and determined. At 99 and 101 years old respectively, Orville Rogers and Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins will not only inspire you, they just may change your life.
She was her city’s first female African-American lifeguard. She’s spent decades helping and ministering to the people of her community. She’s survived lupus. And now, at the age of 76, Ms. Vi has achieved something she’s dreamed about for years — she’s a college graduate.
Diana Nyad is the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, a feat she accomplished at the age of 64. Find out what adventure she has planned next!
Need proof that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams? Then wait until you meet Judith McDaniel, who went to law school at 60 and climbed a mountain at 72. Get inspired to chase your own adventures.
It’s never too late to achieve your dream, even if your dream is to direct a feature film. Just ask the filmmaker who is helming his first movie in his 80s!
Randy Gage overcame a troubled youth to become a multimillionaire and he says you can become one, too. He explains.
Dennis Branham has been boldly going where few have gone for decades. After a career in the space industry, he’s now the world’s fastest 85-year-old runner. Find out what inspired him to start and why he’s stuck with running, despite not discovering the sport until his late 30s.
Jamieson Thomson Thomas is in the midst of two major comebacks. See how this national champion rower is battling her way back from injury and, at the same time, forging a new career as a fine artist.
Dr. Manette Monroe is on a mission to show veterans with PTSD it’s never too late to live the lives they’ve always dreamed about. She’s living proof that sometimes it just takes a little longer to make your dreams come true.