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SOUL SWIMMER
Every time Diann Uustal gets into the pool, she's proving her doctors wrong. Two devastating accidents several years apart left her with crippling injuries. Today, the 67-year-old is smashing world records and spreading a message of hope. We met Diann at the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic and can't wait for you to meet her, too.
 
 
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For the first time ever, TV's most beloved captain Gavin MacLeod, who played Capt. Stubing on "The Love Boat," talks about the night he nearly killed himself and what he's learned about learning to never give up on your dreams.
 
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SMASHING STEREOTYPES
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Babette Hughes will change everything you think you know about aging. The 90-year-old -- yes, 90! -- author of four books explains why society has it all wrong when it comes to getting older and why this is, without a doubt, the most exciting time of her life.
 
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POISON CONTROL

This week, Growing Bolder's Wendy Chioji returned to the room she hoped to never see again -- the chemo room (or Poison Control as she calls it). She's blogging about what it was like to return 12 years after her first diagnosis and the things that are painfully still the same ... and those that are pleasantly different, like dogs! Find out how she's feeling after her first day in chemo and radiation.
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REMEMBERING BANANA GEORGE BLAIR


Banana George Blair, the world's oldest barefoot water skier, has died at the age of 98. With his trademark yellow clothes and boisterous spirit, he was one of the most unforgettable characters we've ever been lucky enough to meet. Take a look at some of our stories on Banana below and let his example inspire you to keep chasing your own adventures.
 
  Banana Battles Back
Only Growing Bolder was there the very last time Banana George Blair barefoot water skied. He was 93 years old, weak from a long battle with pneumonia and in constant pain from six back surgeries, but his spirit was stronger than ever. Click here to watch his joyful return to the sport that kept him forever young. 
 
Meet Banana George
When he was just a young kid of 88, we discovered what made Banana, well, Banana. From his drums to his world records to his barefooting while just using his teeth to hold on, we quickly realized he just might be the world's most interesting man. Click here to see Banana in his prime, smashing stereotypes and spreading the gospel of healthy living.
 
 
  Cool Cars and Hot Chicks
Even in his 90s, Banana was still a young man at heart. He admitted to still having an eye for the ladies and a love of fast cars. He also had a few tips for living a long and active life. Click here to hop in the bananamobile.
 
Our Behind-the-Scene Photos
Over the years, we had the great privilege of documenting Banana's many adventures on the water. Click here to take a look through some of our favorite photos of one of the most unforgettable characters we've been lucky enough to not only meet but to become great friends with over the years.