Driven to Succeed
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton took a losing team that was known as "The Aints" and turned them into Super Bowl champions. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he gave the city of New Orleans hope and a reason to celebrate.
At 13, Destiny is already a gifted athlete, but with 42 basketball games and 80 softball games coming up in the next few months, her grandmother is worried that the seventh-grader isn't taking enough time to enjoy being a kid.
Brett refuses to let his physical challenges get in the way of his dream of playing college football. His important message is a life lesson for everyone.
Liraz is jobless and living with her parents. She says she has drive but can't decide what to do with her life. Her friend, Maggie, says she's just making excuses, and she needs to get a job!
Coach Payton and his wife, Beth, created Payton's Play it Forward, a foundation with the mission of improving the lives of children in health, education and social welfare. The Dr. Phil Foundation was one of the three beneficiaries that received $100,000 from the organization. Maggie, a big fan of the Saints, is visiting the show thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.