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A Cancer Diagnosis Pushed This CT Woman Into Her Dream Career

Just as a deadline can motivate us to get started on an assignment or task, so too can a life-threatening illness push us to focus on what really matters, what we really want to do, and who we really want to be.


"Once you hear those words—cancer—you become very clear about how you want to live your life," says Tracy Yost of Westport, Connecticut. After getting a cancer diagnosis at just 46 years old, Tracy found herself motivated to pursue new dreams and even a new identity or persona.

Today, Tracy is known around town as "The Bike Lady," because of the pursuits that she threw herself into during her battle with cancer.

"I knew I wanted to connect with people recreationally," Tracy recalls of her brainstorming during chemotherapy sessions. In addition to being active, she says, "I knew I wanted to see the coastline every day of my life."

Those complementary goals led Tracy to a brilliant idea: starting Westport's first bike rental business, right on the beach. And the aspiring entrepreneur even used the challenges of her disease to her advantage; she wrote her entire business plan during her 6 weeks of radiation treatments. Given the simultaneous experiences of fighting for her life and creating her company, it's no surprise that Tracy sees Westport Bike Rentals as something more than a job.

"She has a business, but she's on a mission," says Tracy's friend Cyd Hamer.

Tracy's determination, creativity, and intelligence inspire us to go make the most of every day, and to never let hardship diminish our zeal for life.

To learn more about her awesome venture, go to her website https://westportbikerentals.com/.

This video was produced by Tracy Chevrier and shot/edited by Yura Makarov.

Ashlee Muhammad is Harlem’s Rising “Eye-Conic” Fashion Designer

Ashlee Muhammad was born blind in one eye. She spent much of her youth being bullied for being "different" and yearned to fit in... until she finally realized she was born to stand out.

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Hope the Bunny Is Living "Hoppily" Ever After

Meet Hope - a bunny who was given a second chance. In this heartwarming tale of rags to riches,

Hope the bunny escaped near death and found a new. loving home with Amy in Massachusetts after she was rescued and nursed back to health by Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue in Foster, Rhode Island.

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How to Make Mouth Watering Macaroni & Cheese - Cook with Peter

This 10-year old chef can make you a superstar in the kitchen!

Cook with Peter on OnlyGood TV features simple recipes kids love to eat and make! In this episode, Chef Peter demonstrates his version of the all time family favorite - Macaroni & Cheese!

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This Man Is On A Mission To Keep His Community Healthy

After Jeff Konchalski transformed his own life by changing his diet, he knew that he had to help others experience the type of turnaround that he did—well, for most, it wouldn't be quite as big of a change.

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Tennis Program Helps Underserved Teens Develop Resilience On and Off the Court

Tennis is a popular and fun pastime, in that it requires mental focus and athletic ability. But due to the cost of equipment and court time, lots of kids never get the chance to try their hand at the sport. Leaders of the Junior Tennis Champion Center (JTCC) recognized this cost challenge, and decided to do something to change it. In 2009, JTCC launched a Community Outreach initiative, with the goal of introducing underserved kids in Prince George's County, MD, and Washington, DC to tennis. And the program has become an indisputable success.

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Black Girl Geek Magic - She's Blazing The Trail For All Like Her

Her family's love of good stories, whether they were comics, anime, video games or even the Harry Potter Books, were all a key part of shaping the "geek" in Jamila Rowser's personality while traveling the world as a military brat with her Air Force mother.

That mix of creativity and imagination that often makes it difficult to fit into new situations was the spark for her popular Girl Gone Geek blog, the root from which all of her other creations have sprouted. "I wanted to write about something I was really passionate about, which was geek culture," Jamila shares. "That one is always going to hold a special place in my heart."

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Better Your Day By Walking Your Dog

Everyone could use a few more smiles in their daily lives…and watching a funny video will often do the trick! OnlyGood TV videos help make your life fun, more manageable, happy and stress free!

"Better Your Day with Joe and Jesse" is an OnlyGood TV Original web series that will help you get through your day with tips and tricks to improve everything in your life! In this premiere episode, Joe and Jesse take you through 3 easy steps to walk your four-legged friend in the most efficient way. January is National Walk Your Dog Month so make sure you try out these tips! Happy walking!

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Never Too Old To Love: Music Video About Lovable Senior Dogs

You may be familiar with the challenges that many senior dogs face. They are often overlooked in shelters, as many people prefer to adopt puppies, and yet as they experience age-related changes like diminished senses and strength, they become more dependent on humans. We consider ourselves so fortunate to have friends who are dedicated to helping provide love to senior dogs in need. It was with some of those friends that we produced this music video for an original song called "Never Too Old to Love."

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