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Our first story comes to us from Mignon Hess, who is is a boxer in Kalispell Montana when a horrific storm destroys the boxing club where she used to box. She calls her story “Boxing in the Floodplains”.

Mignon Hess - “Boxing in the Floodplains” photo by KMR Studios

Mignon Hess is a 46-yr-old retired engineer. She enjoys House Hunters international, hockey and Biga Pizza. She loves Missoula’s roundabouts and wishes she was two inches taller.

Shawn Faiella’s Hot Shot crew is on a fire in Nevada when every firefighter’s worst nightmare happens. Shawn calls his story “Lolo Hotshot Justin Beebe and the story of August 13, 2016”.

Shawn Faiella - “Lolo Hotshot Justin Beebe and the story of August 13, 2016” photo by KMR Studios

Shawn Faiella is the Assistant superintendent of the Lolo Hotshots. View Justin’s memorial page here.

Allison James’ husband gains a pound and their friend Ryan loses a pound when Allison’s husband accepts a donated kidney. Allison calls her story “The Closest Match”.

Alison James - “The Closest Match” photo by KMR Studios

Alison James is a life-long and devoted Montanan. She lives in Missoula, where she spends a lot of time working on conservation and reproductive rights. She loves hiking, good beer, and adventuring with family and friends. She has mixed feelings about water chestnuts, e-books, and Christmas.

Anna Haslund navigates the dating world and has some surprising experiences as a deaf woman dating a hearing man. Anna calls her story “Hopeless Romantic”. Note that Anna is profoundly deaf. Her story is voiced by an interpreter.

Anna Haslund - “Hopeless Romantic” photo by KMR Studios

Anna Haslund is from Seattle WA. She is a very free spirit and a very kind person. She loves being a dancer.

Click the link to watch Anna’s Seek The World story:

Inspirational Story – Best Friends Anna and Erika

This is a story about how Anna’s life was saved in an amazing way. She was getting bullied by 3 hearing cheerleaders, and this hearing girl, Erika, stood up for Anna and told them to stop. Now, they've been best friends for 10 years! <3#JourneyBySVRS SVRS

Posted by Seek the World on Wednesday, January 9, 2019