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At First I Was All, 'Really, David Blaine?' But By The Time He Started Crying, I Was A Fan.

Magician David Blaine believes anything is possible. And no matter what you think of his history of "crazy" stunts, believing that anything is possible isn’t a bad way to live your life. Here, David tells the fascinating and entertaining story about the training for his 2008 breath-holding stunt, which ended up being “the most amazing journey of [his] life.” Here are some highlights you shouldn’t miss: At 8:24, see before and after shots of David’s 50-pounds-in-3-months weight loss, which was required for this feat. Dang. At 10:59, he calls on everyone’s favorite hero for her help. At 12:23, you hear about his first big success at breath-holding … and learn who was decidedly unimpressed with this accomplishment. Then, around 17:26, he shares the surprising urge he had 14 minutes into his 17-minute breath hold. Finally, at 19:38, David gets seriously choked up and gives us all a sense of how emotional it can be to live your dreams.

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Glenda moved to Houston from Ohio just before the pandemic hit. She didn't know that COVID-19-related delays would make it difficult to get her Texas driver's license and apply for unemployment benefits. She quickly found herself in an impossible situation — stranded in a strange place without money for food, gas, or a job to provide what she needed.

Alone, hungry, and scared, Glenda dialed 2-1-1 for help. The person on the other end of the line directed her to the Houston-based nonprofit Bread of Life, founded by St. John's United Methodist pastors Rudy and Juanita Rasmus.

For nearly 30 years, Bread of Life has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS prevention, eliminating food insecurity, providing permanent housing to formerly homeless individuals and disaster relief.

Glenda sat in her car for 20 minutes outside of the building, trying to muster up the courage to get out and ask for help. She'd never been in this situation before, and she was terrified.

When she finally got out, she encountered Eva Thibaudeau, who happened to be walking down the street at the exact same time. Thibaudeau is the CEO of Temenos CDC, a nonprofit multi-unit housing development also founded by the Rasmuses, with a mission to serve Midtown Houston's homeless population.

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