Story Mic

    Finding Strength for the Present in Stories from the Past


    Can you imagine going to live in another country by yourself? Such was the desire of Courtney Connolly's grandmother, and the essence of today's story.

    Courtney tells about her English grandmother moving to America at a young age, where she became the only doctor in the whole Nevada area. She not only used her efforts healing others, but also lifting those around her through her love of music.

    From learning about her grandmother, Courtney developed a connection to her, by both finding strength in her grandmother's story, and through sharing a similar affection for an English river that Courtney visited not long ago.

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    Story Mic is a weekly podcast featuring uplifting, entertaining stories from people like you around the world. It is now available for download on iTunes.