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AUDIO: 'Pray fast'

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on "All Things New Orleans" and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told on January 22, 2015 at the Myrtle Banks building in Central City, and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was “Saved.” Here, WWNO News Director Eve Troeh steps up to the plate with the discovery that sometimes giving something your best doesn't always guarantee victory.