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6 Women Who Went Through A Hard Time And Prevailed In The End

Different stories from women who went through tough times and never back down but rose to win in their life.

Sometimes throughout history, women were treated as lesser beings than men. They are characterized as the ones who are very soft and gentle and will always need men’s support to achieve things in their life.

However, history has proved that women can be a formidable force and will not back down that easily. They can go through hell and will prevail in the end because they have a robust spirit and will not break so easily.

We at Viral Strange found and brought you some stories from different women out there who went through hard times but didn’t break their spirit.

1.  Cody Hall was born with severe facial deformities and went through 18 surgeries.

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Cody Hall was born in the U.K and had very severe facial deformities. The doctors told her parents that there was nothing it could be done for this case.

However, her family never gave up on her and started a found-me campaign to gather money to operate their daughter in the United States. She was only one when she received her first surgical operation to correct her deformities.


She went through 18 different surgeries during her life, and that was not something easy to overcome, but she finally won.

She said her disability didn’t stop her from becoming an excellent student or feeling bad about herself.


Today, she is happy and married to the love of her life since high school. She also works in a surgical ward at Kettering General Hospital. “There is a happy ending to everything,” she said.

2. This Pakistani woman made it possible for all women from the Islamic States to pursue the dream of educating themselves.


Malala Yousafzai first got attention when she started a blog on BBC writing about the difficulties under the Taliban regime.

She talked about how hard and impossible it was for Pakistani girls to attend studies and educate themselves. Malala Yousafzai is considered a real heroine for standing up for their rights.


This campaign was not easy because she received many death threats from Pakistani. Malala also survived an assassination attempt on her life. For her good deed, she is the youngest Nobel Prize, laureate.

As an Oxford student, she is still trying to help girls around the world to educate themselves and escape slavery and mistreatment.

3. Mikayla Holmgren is the first woman with Down Syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA.


Mikayla proved to the world that being with Down Syndrome is not a disability and will not prevent you from achieving what you want in your life.

She received two words during that contest: The Spirit Award and Directors Award.


She is remarkable because of the hardworking and inspiring example she gives to other people. People describe her as a happy, determined, lovely, and sincere lady.

Mikayla says that disabilities shouldn’t stop any girl like her around the globe from doing what they want.

4. Sarah Moore does 9 different jobs to support the elders of her island.


Sarah moved from big city life to a very small Scottish island, only inhabited by old people. So, Sarah felt responsible to take over the hardest jobs on the island.

She does 9 different jobs at the same time. She is a shepherd, a firefighter, a carer, an air traffic controller, and a council clerk. She operates excavators on their neighbor’s farms. Sarah also personally delivers local mail and gives tours around the lighthouse.


She does not regret leaving the city and coming here to do all that work. Sarah said she felt good creating so many friendships and not feeling alone anymore. The local people love her so much for her kind soul.

5. Bethany Hamilton lost an arm from a shark attack and still went to become a surfing star.


When she was only 13 years old, Bethany Hamilton experienced a terrifying moment when she was attacked by a shark.

During the attack, she lost an arm, but this encounter didn’t break her bravery. On the contrary, it made her push herself to the limits and continue surfing.


Her story was decent enough for a book and a movie named Soul Surfer. Now, she is a happy wife and mom.

Bethany became a national champion when she got second place in the World Junior Championship.

6. From a homeless gang member to a Harvard graduate.

This is the sad childhood story of Liz Murray. She went through many difficulties. Because of the bullies, she dropped out of school and became a gang member in her teens.

This was not it because at 15 years old, she lost her mom, and she and her family were forced to move to a homeless shelter. She used to sleep on beaches and was all alone.


Usually, people with difficult life at some point break and lose themselves. However, this was not the end for Liz because she became an excellent student at school and even graduated from the University of Harvard.

She still is taking care of her sick father because he was the one who made her follow the path of love and learning.

Do you know someone who has an inspiring story like these women? Tell us in the comments!

Written by Igli Ismolli

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  1. Thank you for these wonderful testimonials of fine strong willed women, I loved reading their stories!
    What an inspiration to never lose hope and faith in God
    Always .