Shalisa: Fearless is turning grief into action

  In 2011, Shalisa Hayes lost her 17-year-old son to gun violence: He’d been at a party to pick up a friend and was fatally shot when someone opened fire. In the midst of her grief, Shalisa remembered a conversation she’d had with her son about six months before he was killed. He’d asked her how to start a community center, because kids in their neighborhood had nowhere to go....
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Fearless is being a mom

  This Mother’s Day, we asked some moms what motherhood means to them. Here’s what they said. Motherhood means being a role model... To me, being a fearless parent means knowing that I have someone learning from me, and that means being aware that I need to lead by example. To my daughter, I am the person she wants to be, and I want to make sure that I’m worthy of...
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April: Fearless is advocating from the heart

  A sudden collapse April Frezza was riding her bicycle, on her way home at the end of a 22-mile ride with her husband. Less than half a mile from her house, April collapsed. Her heart had completely stopped. Luckily, a retired sheriff's deputy happened to be driving by just then—he ran over and performed hands-only CPR until the paramedics arrived. With a...
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Joan: Seizing the bird's eye view

  At the age of 73, I’m taking the chance to do things I've always wanted to do. One of those things is ziplining. I read about a ziplining company in my local newspaper and my family and I decided to try it out on our recent trip to Kauai. Ziplining isn't for everyone. When asked to join in, my daughter-in-law's parents said, "No way!" However, my son, daughter-in-law and...
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Ironman to iron woman: A fearless fitness journey

Regence employee Jennifer Cram knows what it’s like to undertake a long fitness journey—twice. Slow and steady wins the fitness race When Jennifer was only 29, she began to worry she would develop a chronic disease. She was overweight, had low energy and felt like life was passing her by. Her new husband was a runner and she watched him from the sidelines, eager to join in. ...
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