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Brooke Thayer, 20, Newaygo

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“The most defining moment in my life is when I decided I wanted to live. Not only live in general but to completely change my mindset of living to please others to living to please myself. I’m in the process of learning to live for myself. To live for my desires and not how society tells me I should or most importantly how my parents push me to live. I really struggled before, having no passion to drive me or even the courage to fight for my own life. But when I hit my lowest point, I made the hardest decision of my life. Not to give up. To keep trying. And I did.”

Reporting by Hannah Burnis