It's a tough year for Michael Hines. It has been a year of repeated physical injury and catastrophic personal tragedy. But the Newbury resident, now a junior at Wesleyan University, won't let it defeat him. This article can be read in full with a Plus Edition account.
When we asked for stories from breast cancer survivors and others, the calls started coming and did not stop. We found instances of courage, hope, determination, fear, survival, even loss. Read them in this special section.