Many of you responded, both in the comments and via email, to Jonathan's moving story about his younger sister Anna and her
The Buried Life then picked out 10 finalists. We are going to do our damndest to make sure one of these inspiring folks will
While writing our new book, we asked our fans to send us the things they wanted to do before they died. One particular letter came in that struck us deeply. I want to share it with you now. If it had to be a list item, I'd label it "save a life."
I have volunteered and worked at my local non-profit, no kill dog shelter since I've been in college. Now I have been hired as the shelter director and I desperately want to improve the lives of the dogs that live at our shelter while they wait for their forever homes.
I want to start a Lyme Disease Foundation and get the word out about what Chronic Lyme Disease is and what patients with Chronic Lyme Disease go through on a daily basis.
I have been overweight all my life. I started getting larger when I was in kindergarten. I am about to turn 32 years old and would like to have the experience of being a regular, healthy sized person.
When I hear the question what do I want to do before I die, I automatically think about my dad. My dad is the most amazing person I have ever known.
Early this year my 15 year old sister was diagnosed with a disease called Scleroderma, which attacks the lungs heart and kidneys as well as other parts of the body. I want to give her one trip to anywhere she wants to go in the country.
My idea came to me when I first started hearing about all of the teacher layoffs that began in Wisconsin, and has quickly spread throughout the country.
Five years ago I almost lost my Dad to a massive heart attack. At the time I was 23 living in Washington, DC, 3 hours from
Our own world views can be changed in an instant if we allow ourselves to be culturally open and aware. I want to experience
Women LEAD empowers these young women to take leadership positions alongside men in Nepal by providing them with the skills
The purpose of my entering this contest isn't to make sure that Mary is able to go to Denison. As fantastic as that would
This entry is part of a contest by HuffPost Books and The Buried Life. Click here to read more about it. Americans are in
Hi, my name is Sarah Kuperus I am a 22 year old college broadcasting student with a very big dream. Before reading my essay
My grandma and I bonded over the show and when I watch it I feel like she's there with me. It would mean more than you know
Being on the board of directors for a scholarship committee, I know fundraising is what keeps your organization going. Another
I am for equality around the world and also believe love is the most powerful thing in the world. And I don't think love
This entry is part of a contest by HuffPost Books and The Buried Life. Click here to read more about it. I invited my 27
Our next great adventure was to mow the lawn. I would be charged with picking up rogue sticks so that the mower would not