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Why One Hospital Psychologist Decided She Wanted a Boy with Leukemia to Be Her Son, Not Her Patient: 'He Needs a Mom'

Originally posted 09/15/2016 11:50AM

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Firefighter and 3-Time Cancer Survivor Travels Across the U.S. to Help Firefighters and 9/11 Responders with Cancer

Originally posted 09/08/2016 12:30PM

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How a Family Friend Is Keeping Tyler Clementi's Memory Alive in His Fight to End Bullying: 'I Had to Do Something'

Originally posted 09/01/2016 04:50PM

  Perhaps one of the greatest tributes to Tyler Clementi is from a family friend he only knew casually.

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California Woman Spends $50,000 of Her Own Money to Help Over 200 Injured Homeless Dogs Receive the Care They Need

Originally posted 08/25/2016 04:50PM

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How Cancer Survivor Anthony Daniels Saved Other Patients' Lives as He Tried to Save His Own

Originally posted 07/28/2016 12:20PM

  After six long years of battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, Anthony Daniels is now cancer-free.

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California Man Builds Portable Shelters on Wheels for Oakland's Homeless: 'I Wish That I Could Help Them All'

Originally posted 08/18/2016 05:50PM

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Former Foster Child Devotes His Life to Helping Thousands of Other Kids in Foster Care – One Backpack at a Time

Originally posted 08/04/2016 02:30PM

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Miami Couple Vows to Save Kids' Lives One Swim Lesson at a Time After Their Son Drowns

Originally posted 07/14/2016 12:15PM

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Veterans and At-Risk Chicago Teens Team up to Make a Change

Originally posted 07/01/2016 11:20AM

When Joel Taboada returned home to Chicago, Illinois after 12 years and four tours in the military, he found the youth of his hometown steeped in the same violence he had just escaped.

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