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California Cross-Country Coach Returns to His Gang-Ridden Neighborhood to Give Kids a Running Start on Life: 'They're Capable of More'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 12:25PM

  Growing up in San Fernando, California, Jesus Bruno never expected to go to college. Between working three jobs and helping to raise his two younger brothers, just finishing high school was looking like a long shot.

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8-Year-Old Girl Makes Beaded Crosses for America's First Responders: 'I Want to Protect Our Police and Firefighters'

Originally posted 04/21/2016 03:10PM

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Grieving New Jersey Mom Fights to Prevent Traffic Deaths After 23-Year-Old Daughter Is Fatally Struck by N.Y.C. Bus

Originally posted 04/07/2016 01:50PM

On January 31, 2013, Judy Kottick's 23-year-old daughter, Ella, was killed by a bus as she crossed a New York City street. In the months following her daughter’s tragic death, the devastated New Jersey mom felt very much alone.

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Former Race Car Driver Who Lost Two Young Sons in Horrific Crash Saves Other Teens with Safe Driving Class

Originally posted 03/24/2016 12:30PM

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How a Once-Bullied Student Created a Network to Feed Thousands: 'We Want to Get Wasted Food to People Who Need It'

Originally posted 03/17/2016 10:55AM

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Inspiring Sixth Grader Throws Birthday Parties for Homeless Children: 'It's a Day All About Them'

Originally posted 02/25/2016 01:00PM

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D.C. Mom Whose Son Died of a Rare Disease Brings Joy to Other Sick Children: 'It's About Making the Most of Every Single Day'

Originally posted 01/28/2016 12:35PM

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