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The Rower

“What I expect is to be the fastest rower in the world who rows without legs.” – Paralympic rower, Anthony Davis

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Blitz Kids

“I looked through the window when sirens went off and was watching little dots that went from smoky gray to dull red in the sky. It was the start of the Blitz.” – Peter Stenhouse

Donna Pinaula, right, searches for her son, Johnny Pinaula, 7, after volunteers at the Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter turn out the lights so people can sleep Wednesday night, Dec. 2, 2015 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

The Hidden Homeless

“Even though we’re homeless, we don’t stop living. We don’t stop learning. We don’t stop laughing. We don’t stop helping others.” – Donna Pinaula

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A Strong Man

“I want my story to be one of strength and perseverance. I want to make people smile when they think about me. And that’s a wonderful thing to leave behind.” – Akhil Jhaveri

A lamp illuminates customer Joel Schmid of Camas, left, as he chats with tattoo artist Ryan "Boomer" Boomhower while getting a tattoo with a Columbia River Gorge theme at 3rd Heart Tattoo on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 6, 2015 in Washougal. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal Tattoo Shop

“It’s an honor for us to do this. It’s an honor to have someone gives us a piece of their body for the rest of their life.” – Ryan “Boomer” Boomhower

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Bouldering Queen

“It works your mind just as much as it does your body. You have to put yourself somewhere that you’re not comfortable in order for growth to happen.” – Taylor Anderson

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90-year-old Farmer

“I guess I run too fast from the gals. Just an old country hick I guess.” – Charles DeTemple

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Cannabis Dweller

“I work most days and I work never. If that makes sense to you, then go seek that yourself, because that’s what we’re all looking for I think.” – Josh Miller

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Derby Girls

“It sounds really strange, but my favorite part of derby is when people hit me.” – Minister of Mischief

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Team Kristie

“I’m an integral part of the family, keeping it together. And I like being that. I want to see my grandkids. I want to spoil them rotten. I want to be that cute, old art teacher.” – Kristie Vinyard