11:26 AM EDT 01/24/2015
Originally posted 01/22/2015 05:40PM
In August 2012, Kayla Jones had no idea her college sweetheart, Matt Losh, then just 22, was about to propose. They were staying at his grandfather's cabin in West Virginia when Matt suddenly got very sick.
Originally posted 01/21/2015 03:00PM
Seventy-year-old Rosemary Carrea was working at the customer service desk near the front of the SuperTarget in Mooresville, North Carolina, when she heard a commotion in the store parking lot. A van was on fire, flames shooting into the air.
Originally posted 01/15/2015 12:50PM
No one ever sent Larsen Jay flowers before he fell off a ladder and ended up in the hospital. Some 22 days later, when he finished his hospital stay, he had more than 50 bouquets – and an idea that would launch more than 60,000 smiles.
Originally posted 01/08/2015 12:45PM
Army Reservist Jaspen Boothe was deep into training for deployment to Iraq in August 2005. In the reserves for 13 years, she had given up her home in New Orleans and placed her belongings in storage.
Originally posted 01/01/2015 06:50PM
Like many musicians, Josh Rifkind spent much of last year on tour.
Originally posted 12/25/2014 06:00PM
As a young adult, traveling the country as a motivational speaker and musician, Jim Hukill drew satisfaction from knowing he was giving back. That was important to Hukill, whose muscular dystrophy had left him a quadriplegic, and who felt grateful for public services and community support he had received all his life.
Originally posted 12/18/2014 10:45PM
Nora Sandigo, whose work has a real impact on the lives of families across the nation, was named Hero of the Year at the PEOPLE Magazine Awards on Thursday.
Originally posted 12/18/2014 11:55AM
Aracely Basurto was a working mother of three in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 1993 when she noticed something seemed wrong with her daughter Andrea, then nearly two years old. Out of nowhere, the toddler was losing weight, urinating frequently and drinking ravenously from water bottles she pulled from the fridge.
Originally posted 12/11/2014 03:10PM
When Laci Polotzola walked the halls as a student at Port Barre Elementary in Port Barre, Louisiana, she'd often wave at the jovial janitor, Joseph "Gabe" Sonnier.
Originally posted 11/21/2014 12:10PM
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