"I draw my strength from you."

For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories.

At 27, Wil Smith's age wasn't the only thing that set him apart from other college freshmen. He was also raising his infant daughter, Olivia. At StoryCorps, they looked back on their college days.

Just before recording, Wil found out he had cancer. Recently, they came back to tell us how they're doing now.
Recorded in Maine, Portland
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For our 10th anniversary, we're revisiting some favorite stories. At 27, Wil Smith's age wasn't the only thing that set him ...
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Recorded in Portland, Maine
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher, Nadia Reiman

Facilitated by
Susan Lee, Jud Esty-Kendall

Themes
Growing Up
Struggle

"Dennis will roll with the best of them."

Theresa McLaughlin speaks about raising her son, Dennis, who was born with spina bifida, leaving him unable to use his legs.
Recorded in Maine, Portland
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Theresa McLaughlin speaks about raising her son, Dennis, who was born with spina bifida, leaving him unable to use his ...
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Recorded in Portland, Maine
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Maddy Nussbaum

Themes
Growing Up
Identity

"We were always looking up to Travis..."

Jenny Francis and Rebecca Fuller remember their brother, First Lieutenant Travis Fuller, who was killed in Iraq.
Recorded in Maine, Portland
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Jenny Francis and Rebecca Fuller remember their brother, First Lieutenant Travis Fuller, who was killed in Iraq.
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Recorded in Portland, Maine
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
John Randolph

Themes
Military
Struggle

"She was determined to keep us together as a family."

Joyce Butler remembers her mother, who worked in a shipyard during World War II, in an interview with her daughter, Stephanie.
Recorded in Maine, Portland
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Joyce Butler remembers her mother, who worked in a shipyard during World War II, in an interview with her daughter, ...
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Recorded in Portland, Maine
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Maddy Nussbaum

Themes
Angels & Mentors
Growing Up
Work