Category: Inspiration Station

Greubel’s Mixed Martial Arts

By Dustin Turner In a nondescript building that looks more like a warehouse than a gym, Mark Greubel turns uncoordinated, nonathletic – and often overweight – people into kickboxing world champions. His true passion, however, is helping people. It started when he was growing up in the Barton Village area of Augusta. “I was about 14 when I got in a street fight over racist stuff. This guy thought I was Chinese and wanted to fight me for some reason,” Mark says, pointing out that he is Korean. “So I got into a street fight with this kid, and...

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Camp Wonderland

By Dustin Turner Camp Wonderland’s showcase was an intensely moving experience for Scott Seidl. He says, “In a time in our world when it seems there is so much darkness, this gives you hope and brings you some happiness.” Scott is the executive director and artistic director of the Augusta Players. Camp Wonderland, which recently completed its third year, is a summer camp that exposes children on the autism spectrum to two weeks of music, drama, movement and visual arts. Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder that often makes it difficult for children to communicate and form relationships...

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Lynndale INC.

By Naimah Shaw Lynndale Inc. began operations in the Augusta community in 1952 and was the brainchild of several parents who saw a need to advocate for their children by providing an establishment that would offer educational and social services to children with developmental disabilities. As legislation passed that protected and empowered people with disabilities, Lynndale Inc. developed new programs to meet the needs of not only children but also adults. Offering a compassionate environment and a safe haven, Lynndale Inc. is also a community support service governed by a board of directors, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation...

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JeQuane Tyler’s Family

By Dustin Turner Nothing inspires JeQuane Tyler more than her children and she is always ready to do whatever she can to help them. “What keeps me going is the love and passion that I have for my babies. Me investing in their future and wanting them to be the best they can be gets me going!” It is certainly enough to keep a mother and full-time garnishment specialist for ADP extremely busy.  Daughter Jaleeia Givens, 17, is in student council at Grovetown High School, where she also serves on the prom committee and is working toward a career in...

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Billy’s Art & Music

By Dustin Turner As a professional artist, Billy S loves to sell his paintings.  After all, it lets him pay the rent and buy groceries. He gets an even bigger thrill, though, when he inspires others to let their creative juices flow. “One of the best side effects of my art is that somebody will come up and say they were inspired to do their thing,” he said. “And even if it’s just clip art or whatever, they’ll get that buzz from doing it.  They will be amazed at how good it feels just pouring paint on a canvas.” Often...

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