Using Soccer to Turn it Around

Turn your wounds into wisdom. — Oprah Winfrey

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Good News of the Day:
Lisa Wrightsman used soccer to turn her life around, and now she’s using it to help others do the same. Wrightsman was in a semipro league, but later succumbed to drugs, alcohol, homelessness and jail. Last year, however, she entered a Volunteers of America recovery program and discovered their street soccer program. With soccer as her pivot, she made a big shift in her own life, and then saw the potential of street soccer as a movement to help others also get off the street. “I saw she changed. I wanted what worked for her to work for me,” said Christina Sanchez, 31, who is now part of the team. With Wrightman’s leadership, for the first time, Sacramento will send a women’s Mohawks homeless soccer team to the national tournament this summer. http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4625

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Be The Change:
Consider challenges you’ve gone through which position you uniquely to serve others.

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