25. Strength of Character

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Ralph Clevenger is a focused, levelheaded, and hardworking man. He is a photographer, author, teacher, and leader in his field. Ralph’s strength of character runs deep.

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STRENGTH OF CHARACTER does not come easily and must be earned. It is gained through life experience and once built it’s always there.

My dad put himself through college working construction. One day, he was high up on a roof and a crane operator accidentally knocked him off. He fell into the unconstructed house below. A sheet of plywood covering an unfinished stairwell “softened” his free-fall descent.

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