Stories to inspire you, curated by StoryCorps.
Lan Cao & Harlan Van Cao
Sharon Brangman & Jenna Lester
Daniel Pinkley & Jessica Pinkley
"I wanted to be an angel in the Christmas pageant."
"She had a beautiful singing voice."
"Now it's like I have another family to stay clean for."
Karen Offutt & Kristin Glasgow
"Nobody tells you what to expect after getting shot."
“I remember saying, ‘I'm sorry for driving by you a hundred times and never saying hi.’”
“You were coming toward me with blood on your hands, going, ‘It’s okay. It’s okay.’”
“Everybody was very quiet when they buried Mr. Spanish.”
"My father was the keeper of the temple of knowledge."
"I put you through hell."
“I remember sitting in the same exact spot for seven hours crying, and not one person approached me. Not one person made eye contact with me
"It was so hard to watch these babies—they would have tremors; they’re inconsolable. And we couldn’t fix it."