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His mother spent much of his early childhood handing off to family members.

Graham’s mother took him back for a couple of years but one afternoon, when Graham was eleven, she told him they were going for a ride. Graham’s mother was giving him to the State dropping him off at a group home for orphans and juvenile delinquents.

(When talking about his adoptive mother)

"I consider myself the kid with the one percent chance to make it. I’m not the kid that everyone wants to adopt. I’m that 14 year old troubled kid who everyone stays away from because they think that he has no hope. She reached down and made my one percent a hundred.

I’m a testament that […] no matter what happens if you’re willing to fight then you can be successful. If you’re willing to fight, you can change your destiny.”

Jimmy Graham, Tight End for the New Orleans Saints

After the 49ers chose him in the second round of the draft last month, LaMichael found himself thinking about his grandmother and the tough town in which he grew up. Both, he said, equipped him to be the person he is today.
"I’ve seen so much at a young age," he said. "I don’t think anything can faze me now. I go out there on the field, I’m not intimidated by anything or anyone. I don’t care how big you are. I’ve been through so much, so much adversity that I look at the big man across from me, and I have no fear."
LaMichael James, Running Back for the San Francisco 49ers
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/13/4486381/49ers-rookie-james-credits-grandmother.html#storylink=cpy

After the 49ers chose him in the second round of the draft last month, LaMichael found himself thinking about his grandmother and the tough town in which he grew up. Both, he said, equipped him to be the person he is today.

"I’ve seen so much at a young age," he said. "I don’t think anything can faze me now. I go out there on the field, I’m not intimidated by anything or anyone. I don’t care how big you are. I’ve been through so much, so much adversity that I look at the big man across from me, and I have no fear."

LaMichael James, Running Back for the San Francisco 49ers

"To me, growing up without my mom being around, and her being on drugs and things like that, and having my grandmother raise me and my six siblings, that’s tough enough.
I don’t think I’ll ever see anything tougher than that, in my eyes, because that’s something right there that gave me the drive, the strength and the endurance to overcome any obstacle that crossed my path.”
Vernon Davis, Tight End for the San Francisco 49ers
Read more: http://www.marinij.com/baseball/ci_20790316/tim-kawakami-49ers-star-vernon-davis-working-through

"To me, growing up without my mom being around, and her being on drugs and things like that, and having my grandmother raise me and my six siblings, that’s tough enough.

I don’t think I’ll ever see anything tougher than that, in my eyes, because that’s something right there that gave me the drive, the strength and the endurance to overcome any obstacle that crossed my path.”

Vernon Davis, Tight End for the San Francisco 49ers

Read more: http://www.marinij.com/baseball/ci_20790316/tim-kawakami-49ers-star-vernon-davis-working-through

"The difference between the forgettable and the enduring is artistry."

Bill Bernbach, Co-founder of Doyle Dane and Bernbach (DDB) 

Think Small.
Our little car isn’t so much of a novelty any more. 
A couple of dozen college kids don’t try to squeeze inside it. The guy at the gas station doesn’t ask where the gas goes. Nobody even stares at our shape. In fact, some people who drive our little flivver don’t even think 32 miles to the gallon is going any great guns. 
Or using five pints oil instead of five quarts. Or never needing anti-freeze. Or racking up 40,000 miles on a set of tires. 
That’s because once you get used to some of our economies, you don’t even think about them any more. 
Except when you squeeze into a small parking spot. Or renew your small insurance. Or pay a small repair bill. Or trade in your old VW for a new one.
Think it over.

Think Small.

Our little car isn’t so much of a novelty any more.

A couple of dozen college kids don’t try to squeeze inside it.
The guy at the gas station doesn’t ask where the gas goes.
Nobody even stares at our shape.
In fact, some people who drive our little flivver don’t even think 32 miles to the gallon is going any great guns.

Or using five pints oil instead of five quarts. 
Or never needing anti-freeze. 
Or racking up 40,000 miles on a set of tires. 

That’s because once you get used to some of our economies, you don’t even think about them any more.

Except when you squeeze into a small parking spot. Or renew your small insurance. Or pay a small repair bill. Or trade in your old VW for a new one.

Think it over.

Think different.

Brand: Apple Macintosh

Agency: Chiat/Day

Year: 1988