Sammy

Born 1999

Raising four boys is no easy task, and Ana is quick to tell you how much energy it takes. “As a mother you don't have time to stop and think,” she relates. “It's automatic. You just keep going and going.” …

 

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Sammy’s amazing, not just as a son, but as a human being."

- Ana, Sammy's mother

Israel

Born 1983

The Piñon family braves the cold during an afternoon stroll through the foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico on a blustery winter day. Bundled in scarves and sweatpants, they carefully ascend through the rocky chaparral...

 

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My dad and mom didn't know what I had it until I was about a year old."

- Israel

Miles

Born 1999 

Miles approaches the pool and looks out over the iridescent surface, shimmering with light from above. He stretches his arms over his head and his body hints pure strength and power...

 

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It would have been easier to have never began playing water polo—and then I wouldn’t be going to Princeton. I wouldn’t be in such good shape. I wouldn’t be having so much fun."

- Miles

Christian

Born 2011

Christian forges ahead through the early-spring mud to the edge of the wooded pond. His giddiness comes out in spurts as his eyes catch a glimpse of a brown and white bird kneeling in the brush. He holds his breath...

 

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If it comes a point that you really can't afford factor, they'll find a way for you."

- Noel, Christian's mother