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Personal Stories

Teens Talk About Bullying (Video)
In this video, teens talk about their experiences with bullying.

Teens Talk About Love (Video)
In this video, teens talk about dating, relationships and breakups -- including their parents as role models and dealing with divorce.

Teens Talk About Stress (Video)
In this video, teens talk about what stresses them out and how they cope.

Teens Talk About Health (Video)
In this video, teens talk about dealing with various health problems as well as fitting healthy eating and exercise into their lives.

Teens Talk About Family (Video)
In this video, teens talk about living with parents and siblings -- the things they argue about and how they get along.

Dwarfism: Emily's Story (Video)
Emily was adopted from Russia, where she was born with a type of dwarfism. In this video, she talks about her life philosophy and how she overcame the many hurdles she faced.

Cancer: Jen's Story (Video)
Jen, a cancer patient with non-Hogdkin's lymphoma, talks about her treatments, and how she copes, in this video for teens.

Cancer: DJ's Story (Video)
Leukemia survivor DJ talks about coping with cancer in this video for teens.

Asthma: Monica's Story (Video)
Monica, 17 developed asthma when she was 14. In this video, she talks about how she adapted to life with asthma.

Asthma: Jordan's Story (Video)
Jordan has had asthma since age 2. In this video for teens he talks about what he did to get it under control.

Diabetes: DJ's Story (Video)
DJ has type 2 diabetes. In this video, he talks about how he adjusted and what's working when it comes to taking care of himself.

Diabetes: Marco's Story (Video)
Marco, 18, was diagnosed with diabetes 2 years ago. He talks about adjusting to life with diabetes and preparing to go to college.

Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video)
Brandon, 17, has lost 70 pounds through better eating and exercise. In this video he talks about what inspired him and how he stayed on track.

Weight Loss Surgery: Stacie's Story (Video)
After struggling with weight her whole life, Stacie decided to look into weight loss surgery in her late teens. Here's her story.

Sickle Cell Disease: Mike's Story (Video)
In this video Mike, 18, talks about living with sickle cell disease, including how he copes with pain episodes and manages his schoolwork.

Sickle Cell Disease: Theresa's Story (Video)
Theresa, 16, talks about managing her sickle cell when she's feeling well as a way to ward off pain crises and other problems.

Scoliosis: Personal Stories (Video)
In this video, two girls who were treated for scoliosis talk about their experiences.

From the Heart: Our Stories (Video)
Shamar, Ashley, and Terin talk about what it's like to live with a serious heart problem.

Concussions: Alex's Story
Alex plays high school football, track, basketball, and lacrosse. He's had two concussions. Here, he talks about his experience and what he learned.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Steven's Story (Video)
Steven was diagnosed with SMA when he was 3. Here's a look at his life today and why he says, "When someone tells you you can't do something, don't be afraid to try something new."