Stories

BlueCross BlueShield celebrates stories of everyday heroes who are Living Fearless.

Fearless is a leap of faith

David and Melanie Colclough were looking to adopt a child when they were given the opportunity to adopt four siblings. Taking a leap of faith, the Colcloughs said yes, and recently added another, so all five brothers and sisters could be together.

More

Fearless is learning how to swim

Michael and Yolanda's story is a part of our Journey to Live Fearless series. Watch all of their videos below to follow their journey from goal to completion!

More

Fearless is competing in a spartan race

Mee-Jean's story is a part of our Journey to Live Fearless series. Watch all of her videos below to follow her journey from goal to completion!

More

Fearless is challenging yourself to enter your first 5k race.

Keyisha's story is a part of our Journey to Live Fearless series. Watch all of her videos below to follow her journey from goal to completion!

More

Fearless is ziplining for the first time

Beth's story is a part of our Journey to Live Fearless series. Watch all of her videos below to follow her journey from goal to completion!

More
watch video

Fearless is making the climb to support South Carolina firefighters

Firefighters and their supporters recently climbed 25 flights of steps in Columbia, South Carolina, to raise money for the SC Firefighter's Association.

More
watch video

Fearless is working to break the stigma around mental health

After the suicide of her daughter, Tiera, Jenny Morales has made it her mission to erase the stigma around mental health.

More

2019 Fearless Summer Photo Contest Winner

Chrissy Green Fisher snapped this photo of her daughter, Hannah, atop Colorado's Mount Evans. Congratulations and way to Live Fearless!

More
watch video

Fearless Day of Service

Fearless is giving back to your community

More
watch video

2019 Fearless Teacher Winner Jessica Parker

For Jessica Parker of Dewey L. Carter Elementary School in Effingham, Fearless is growing food in the classroom to give her students hands-on experience about what they learned in their textbooks.

More
watch video

Fearless is going over the edge

This is Amber! Watch from her point of view as she bravely rappelled down a 21-story building in Columbia, SC, as part of a fundraiser for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

More
watch video

Fearless is helping kids learn more effectively

Watch the three winners of our Fearless Teacher contest share their stories and explain how they plan to help their students become Fearless learners.

More
watch video

Fearless is volunteering

A group of women recently volunteered their time to build a house for Columbia, South Carolina resident Shanetta Shuler. Way to Live Fearless!

More
watch video

Fearless graduate

Samantha Miller faced many challenges in her life, but none of them kept her from her dream of becoming a nurse.

More
watch video

Fearless is learning guitar

USC President Harris Pastides is living fearless by learning how to play electric guitar. 

More
watch video

Fearless is getting healthy

Mayor Steve Benjamin is getting healthy in 2017. 

More
watch video

Fearless is getting involved

CJ Lake will Live Fearless by getting involved in more organizations around Columbia, SC. 

More
watch video

Fearless is learning new things

Sheriff Leon Lott will Live Fearless in 2017 by learning how to scuba dive. 

More
watch video

Fearless is running a 5k

Sisters Beth and Mary-Pat Baldauf Live Fearless in 2017 by running a 5k after Mary-Pat's a near-fatal brain aneurysm rupture. 

More
watch video

Fearless is a first pitch

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina's Scott Graves Lives Fearless as he throws out the first pitch at a recent Columbia Fireflies game.

More
watch video

Fearless is taking center stage

George Foard and his daughter, Evelyn, Live Fearless by singing Take Me out to the Ballgame at a recent Columbia Fireflies game.

More
watch video

Fearless is rocking the runway

Rachel Lewis of Greenville has never let Down Syndrome stand in her way. She always dreamed of being a model and earlier this year rocked the runway at New York Fashion Week. Way to Live Fearless!

More

Fearless is transforming

Candice hit her heaviest weight in July of 2016. Deciding that a lifestyle change was in order, she began her journey. It was tough, but 18 months later she was down 35 pounds. Way to Live Fearless!

More
watch video

Fearless is helping your students overcome challenges

For Fearless Teacher winner Sharon Russo and her students at Washington Center at Hollis Academy in Greenville, overcoming challenges and living fearless is part of everyday life.

More
watch video

Fearless is making a difference in your school

Fearless Teacher winner Natalie Wheeler and her students at Joseph R. Pye Elementary School in Ladson, S.C., use their new rock wall during daily class activities.

More

Fearless is being a public servant

Charles W. Knight recently won a seat on Pageland Town Council at the age of 80. His dedication to public service shows that your never too old to Live Fearless.

More

Fearless is being the Fan of the Game

Congratulations to Brian Bonds and crew for being our Live Fearless Fan of the Game! Let's Glow!

More

Fearless is hiking the world for cancer

Congratulations to our fearless parent, Laurie Thompson, and her daughter, Stacy. Way to Live Fearless by hiking the world together and raising money for pediatric cancer research.

More
watch video

Fearless is throwing the first pitch

Jo and Daniel Marin of Columbia won the Live Fearless First Pitch with the Columbia Fireflies contest. Their son, Michael, threw out the first pitch at a recent game.

More

Fearless is finishing the race

Katherine Greenwood successfully ran the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC, after deciding to participate just three days before the race!

More

Fearless is finishing the battle

Congratulations to Tiffany Scott! She conquered her fear of heights and completed her first BattleFrog. What a great victory!

More
watch video

Fearless is fighting for more than yourself

After Kate Williams and her son Owen were both diagnosed with an incurable disease, their family has made it their mission to make sure everyone knows the letters PKD.

More
watch video

Fearless is going for a ride

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina employees recently had the opportunity to Live Fearless while riding Blue Bikes from Columbia’s new bike share program.

More
watch video

Fearless is empowering victims to become survivors

For Bess Crawford-Dawson, empowering victims of sexual assault so they can move forward as survivors is the way she lives fearless.

More
watch video

Fearless is getting a mammogram

For Fran Fisher, a last-minute decision to keep her mammogram appointment saved her life.

More
watch video

Fearless is conquering a fear of public speaking

For Dayna Gowan, conquering her fear of public speaking not only made a difference at work, it also changed her life.

More
watch video

Fearless is putting your life on the line

After spending a full day at work, Glenn Adams puts his life on the line for his community as a member of the Fairfield County Volunteer Fire Department.

More
watch video

Fearless is overcoming adversity

Nikki fights to overcome the challenges that come with being bi-racial. Living fearless is overcoming adversity.

More
watch video

Fearless is being comfortable in your own skin

Just because Gracie Roland of Gilbert Middle School lost her hair didn't mean she'd lose her confidence. Hear her Fearless story and learn why bald is beautiful.

More
watch video

Fearless is becoming an Iron Women

Renee McCormick never considered herself athletic, but once she started running, she didn't stop until she became an Ironman. Way to Live Fearless!

More
watch video

Fearless is standing strong

Standing less than 5 feet tall, Richland County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan MacAdams Lives Fearless every time he puts on his uniform.

More
watch video

Fearless is fighting for your child

Padgett Mozingo wanted to make sure her daughter got the life she deserves. Fearless is fighting so your child can live in a world without limits.

More
watch video

Fearless is never giving up

Ashley is a three-time cancer survivor. Living fearless is never giving up.

More
watch video

Fearless is protecting your family

Heath Carll did everything he could to protect his family in a disaster situation. Living fearless is protecting your family. 

More
watch video

Fearless is saving a life

Alana Abney needed life-saving surgery. Teresa, her mother, stopped at no cost to make sure her daughter lived. Living fearless is saving a life.

More
watch video

Fearless is following your heart

Martha Knight sacrifices everything to adopt a boy from Honduras. Living fearless is following your heart.

More