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The role of family in a student’s setback

When a student faces a setback, it can be a setback for the family, too. And that means that makes the Rebound a family victory, too. That’s what Stefani and Michael Motley found as they helped their son, Phillip.

‘Why not try?’

The rejection letters for grad school kept coming, but that didn’t deter Amanda Reeder from realizing her goal of getting into physical-therapy school.

Self-Care Rebounds

Working hard when you don’t believe you can do it

Dr. Josh Bacon is the dean of students at JMU, but getting to that position included numerous rebounds. Much of what he has had to overcome is that voice inside that tells us we can’t do something well. But he learned from his grandfather’s example and continued to persevere.

She just kept pushing through the challenges

Ashley Perez faced an injury while playing for the women’s basketball team at JMU that put her hopes of playing after college in doubt. She pushed through the injury, and now she uses that challenge to help others.

Connecting to Community

Working hard when you don’t believe you can do it

Dr. Josh Bacon is the dean of students at JMU, but getting to that position included numerous rebounds. Much of what he has had to overcome is that voice inside that tells us we can’t do something well. But he learned from his grandfather’s example and continued to persevere.

She just kept pushing through the challenges

Ashley Perez faced an injury while playing for the women’s basketball team at JMU that put her hopes of playing after college in doubt. She pushed through the injury, and now she uses that challenge to help others.